In her speech during the #BlackFriday protest at the Rizal Park, Nov. 25, Mrs. Edita Burgos, then business manager of We Forum, an anti-Marcos dictatorship publication and wife of the late press freedom icon Jose Burgos Jr., speaks about the struggle for press freedom and civil liberties. She calls on the youth and the public to act now and never allow anyone to take away the rights fought for by the nation’s heroes
During the #BlackFriday protest held at the Rizal Park, youth leaders pay tribute to the Martial Law activists who fought the Marcos dictatorship and vow to carry on the fight against and unjust system that favors the ruling elite and oppresses the poor and the marginalized. Video and Editing by ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL
Despite the rain, more than 20,000 gather at the Rizal (formerly Luneta) Park in Manila to condemn the rehabilitation of the family of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos.
In various cities throughout the country, ordinary citizens join protest actions against the hasty burial of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.
On the seventh year of the Ampatuan Massacre, a widow of one of the victims joins a protest action held at the foot of Chino Roces (formerly Mendiola) bridge.
Thousands of students, faculty members and staff of the Ateneo de Manila University, Miriam College and University of the Philippines Diliman converge at Katipunan Avenue early evening of Nov. 18 to condemn the clandestine and hasty burial of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.
Amid reports that the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos was buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayani at 12 noon of Nov. 18, activists hold a noise barrage to condemn what they called as an insult to the Filipino people.
Trinidad Herrera Repuno, an urban poor leader during the time of Ferdinand Marcos, recounts the torture she underwent in the hands of military captors. She vows to continue seeking for justice.
In a ceremony, leaders of Sandugo, an alliance of national minorities, express their gratitude to peace consultants of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) for upholding their rights in the peace negotiations with the government.
Colleagues of Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano in the progressive movement surprise him on his 60th birthday. Mariano or Kaps/Ka Paeng served as chairperson of the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas for more than 20 years.
They depict their stories through performances. Using indigenous instruments and their own language, they educate the city-bred about their struggles and aspirations.