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Thomasians called on to revisit Martial Law history

Thomasians called on to revisit Martial Law history

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ANTI-MARTIAL LAW advocates exposed the atrocities committed during the rule of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos and appealed to Thomasians to revisit the "darkest era since World War II." Human rights lawyer and activist Neri Colmenares claimed that the government has not been providing the “right” information to the people, especially the millennials, for the past 30 years. “The government refused the younger generation [the real stories] of Martial Law," Colmenares said in a forum titled Honor Thy President? held at the Benavides Auditorium. The former Bayan Muna party-list representative stressed that many of the Marcoses are still in the government and are gaining back the trust of the people years after the regime ended because of the historical revisionism in the textbooks
Students urged to never forget Martial Law atrocities

Students urged to never forget Martial Law atrocities

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“MOVING ON without justice being served is not moving on—it’s giving up.” This was the reminder of University of the Philippines professor and anti-Martial Law advocate Crispin Maslog to Journalism and Communication Arts students in a forum held Saturday. Maslog, a former publisher of a weekly newspaper in Dumaguete that was closed down due to Martial Law, urged millennials to open their eyes to the damages to the mass media the said era has brought, even though they were not yet born at the time it happened. “People without the knowledge of their past history, origin, and culture [are] like [trees] without roots,” Maslog said, quoting Jamaican political leader and journalist Marcus Garvey. “The mass media became very critical and Marcos clamped down on the mass media with