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An Echo from the Past: the Remains of Martial Law

An Echo from the Past: the Remains of Martial Law

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ON SEPT. 21, 1972, then president Ferdinand Marcos signed Proclamation No. 1081 and rendered the state under armed control. This declaration resulted to around 107,240 human rights violations, which left a horrendous mark on the nation. Stories of the horrors of the period are retold every year. But millennials—who were too young to have experienced or remember the bloody era—continue to show apathy, while the preceding generation appears to have forgotten. The Sound of Silence: Remembering Martial Law is an eye-opening exhibit featuring the works of Edgar “Egai" Talusan Fernandez. Here are some of the pieces which invoke the various dimensions of the oppressive period: Pandora ng Karunungan, a black and white painting, presents a head whose temple has a flicked off switch, a...