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50 years after: Artlet retells Martial Law

50 years after: Artlet retells Martial Law

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50 years after: Artlet retells Martial Law Discover how the Artlet spirit spearheaded the clamor for freedom and independence in the University during the Martial Law era in this exclusive interview with the first president of the UST Artlet Student Council and former editor of The Flame, Mr. Ronald Llamas. -- Producer: Dawn Solano and Rainiel Angelyn Figueroa Researchers: Katherine Chan, Prince Sabado, & Vanessa Yap Writers: Karen Nogoy & Nill Bautista Creatives: Jeanne Pauline Tecson, Francis Rafael Obenza, and Angeline Tanqueco Voiceover: Axel Aldana Video editor: Angeline Tanqueco
[NEVER FORGET] The Blue Normal – Pila sa bigasan

[NEVER FORGET] The Blue Normal – Pila sa bigasan

Features, The Blue Normal
PHOTO BY RAINIEL ANGELYN FIGUEROA/ THE FLAME Anong natatandaan niyo noong Martial Law? “[....] My memory of Martial Law was huli na. Siguro ‘yung [nalaman ko ‘yung mga atrocities] college na ako, during the death of Ninoy Aquino. [...] Ang natatandaan ko noong sa Martial Law was noong pumila ako for bigas. Kasi ako ‘yung pinaka-galing sa errands at [when I was in] grade two, pumila ako sa bigas. ‘Yung house namin was near the simbahan and ung simabahan. Meroong cooperative na conduit ng mga Nutribun [at bigas]. [...] Wala akong kamalayan sa mga atrocities kasi nakikinabang ako. Pero ung pag-pila sa bigas was something kasi ang haba-haba ng linya, sa tirik ng araw. [...] Na-witness ko ‘yung isang ale, pagdating niya doon sa dulo, malapit na siya [at kasi] two kilos lang puwede i...
[NEVER FORGET] The Blue Normal – Waiting for apo

[NEVER FORGET] The Blue Normal – Waiting for apo

Features, The Blue Normal
PHOTO BY ANGELINE TANQUECO/ THE FLAME  Anong natatandaan niyo noong Martial Law? “Noong bata ako, panahon ng Martial Law.. sa EARIST ako noon [nagaaral]. Ni-re-require kami, kapag dumadating si Marcos, pipila kaming nakahilera papuntang Malacañang. Binibigyan kami ng bandera, magkakaway lang pag dumating si Marcos. Minsan nga nagalit sa akin [‘yung nanay ko] kasi ginabi ako ng uwi eh, [pero] kaya ako ginabi ng uwi kasi nga inaantay namin dumating si Marcos. Nabigyan din kami dati ng Nutribun. Nakatikim din kami, grabe talagang siksik. Pero ‘di naman ‘yun palagi, minsan lang... Minsan lang nagbibigay ng Nutribun. Pagka-declare ng Martial Law, bumili agad kami ng bigas kasi nagkakaubusan. Tsaka may oras na may curfew, lahat sila pasok na sa bahay pag gabi na tumutunog na ‘y...
[NEVER FORGET] The Blue Normal – Radio silence, collegiate fears

[NEVER FORGET] The Blue Normal – Radio silence, collegiate fears

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  PHOTO BY ARIS JOHN GALANG Anong natatandaan niyo noong Martial Law? “It was a Saturday when I woke up, and normally, before going to the office on Saturdays, nagoopen muna ako ng radyo. [That time] wala akong marinig sa radyo, lahat ng stations quiet. I went to the office and sabi nga Martial Law daw was declared already. August ‘yung Martial Law [...] November na kami nagkaroon ng klase. Tsaka nagkaroon na ng konting bali-balita sa mga radyo---pero puro Marcos lang. During the time of Martial Law, Marcos created a Bagong Lipunan Society which later on he turned it into a political party na lahat naman sila-sila ang nag-ho-hold [political positions]. There were so many atrocities made by Marcos at that time, he took control of all major industries in the Philippines...
[NEVER FORGET] The Blue Normal – High school peace

[NEVER FORGET] The Blue Normal – High school peace

Features, The Blue Normal
photo by ARWIN ROMANO/ THE FLAME   Anong natatandaan niyo noong Martial Law? “Ang natatandaan ko noong Martial Law, nasa high school pa ako noon, first year high school ako. Noong wala pang Martial Law, laging nagkakagulo sa compound ng school namin. May [mga] nagbabatuhan, may mga nagra-riot. Noong time na ‘yun—hindi pa naibaba ang Martial Law—sinasara namin mga pinto ng classroom. Kinabukasan, nagbaba si Marcos ng Martial Law, natigil lahat ng mga pag-aamok nila sa loob ng compound ng school. Nanahimik sila. Wala ng riot, basta naging very peaceful. Ang natatandaan ko pa, ‘eh pag may inutos si President Marcos, walang pwedeng humindi. Kailangan matupad ‘yun, at kailangan susundin lahat ng mamamayan na nakabuti naman kasi noon, mga responsable ang mga tao, unlike ng...
Artlets’ pivotal role in opposing the dictatorial rule

Artlets’ pivotal role in opposing the dictatorial rule

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by CHRISTINE DIANE R. ALMANZOR and DENISE ANGELA E. SALAZAR (Editor’s note: As the Philippines commemorates the 50th anniversary of Martial Law, The Flame is republishing this article, which appeared in its vol. 47, issue no. 3.) The years of martial rule have been deemed by some as the darkest age in the country’s history. It was marked by unjust killings, human rights violations, and unceasing abduction of opposition members, all feigning to curb rebellion. Despite the threats given to those who are opposing the martial rule, the Artlet community remained true to its liberal thinking by leading Thomasians in voicing out their clamor for change and reform in the country. THE ISSUANCE of Proclamation No. 1081 by the late president Ferdinand Marcos on Sept. 21, 1972 was suppose...
A Game of Trolls: The Foul Job Exposed

A Game of Trolls: The Foul Job Exposed

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BY FATIMA B. BADURIA  TROLLING AS a profession perpetuates online with social media as its main operational base. Many misleading messages are crafted to tip the scale towards a presidential bet. As long as this purpose is served, accuracy ceases to matter. As the trolls oppose the truth, their only logical strategy is to suppress logic.  Directed by Maribel Legarda and written by Liza Magtoto, A Game of Trolls conveys a palpable reality through a musical play. The play focuses on a particular historical epoch in the Philippines: the 1970s Martial Law under the dictatorship of former president Ferdinand Marcos. This chapter in history arises as a key project for the trolls in the play since revising it can hasten their political schemes.  Taking center stage as the main protag...
Artlets told to hold dialogues with deniers of Martial Law abuses

Artlets told to hold dialogues with deniers of Martial Law abuses

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by ARTHUR N. APOSTOL ARTLETS SHOULD engage in dialogue instead of acting as agents of cancel culture, especially on discussions about Martial Law, a community development expert said. Tyrone Nepomuceno, UST-Simbahayan Community Development coordinator, said people should promote a culture of dialogue with the deniers of the Martial Law abuses as individuals hold different experiences during the era. “It could be good for some, but it could be bad for others, we need to listen to both the positive and negative sides,” Nepomuceno said during the 'Martial Law Balik-Balikan: A Webinar on Historical Distortion and Fact-Checking of Martial Law Resources' last Nov. 18. However, the fact that several Filipinos were victimized during Martial Law should not be overlooked, Nepomuceno ...
Professorial Chair holder: Never forget Martial Law

Professorial Chair holder: Never forget Martial Law

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FILIPINOS MUST remember what happened during Martial Law as forgetting or denying the abuses during the period is a form of silencing its victims, a multi-awarded scholar said. Prof. Joyce Arriola, holder of the Teodoro F. Valencia Professorial Chair in Journalism, noted that an avalanche of information and the plurality of opinions are competing with the truth behind the Martial Law narrative. “Some of this information may be true, but some are also false. [Forgetting as an] annulment is done by flooding the market with information, which led to confusion and the muting of the essential story,” Arriola said during her professorial lecture last Nov. 13. Arriola, also the director of the Research Center for Culture, Arts, and the Humanities, said values such as truth, justice, ...