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Essential Truths About 1972-1986 Martial Law Era – Marcos’ Declaration of Martial Law

Commission on Human Rights

2022

Essential Truths About 1972-1986 Martial Law Era – Marcos’ Declaration of Martial Law

Commission on Human Rights

The first Essential Truths Booklet released by the Human Rights Violations Memorial Commission (HRVVMC) focuses on the validity of Marcos’ Declaration of Martial Law. It deconstructs and critiques the official justifications given by the administration through Proclamation 1081, and argues that the actual intention for the proclamation was to perpetuate Marcos Sr.’s stay in power. Information prepared for the book is noted to have been a collaborative effort from various academic universities and organizations such as the Bangsamoro Museum, the Presidential Commission on Good Government, and the Bantayog ng mga Bayani Foundation.

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Human Rights Violations Victims’ Memorial Commission. (2022). Essential Truths About 1972-1986 Martial Law Era – Marcos’ Declaration of Martial Law (2nd ed). Quezon City: Human Rights Violations Victims’ Memorial Commission.

Essential Truths About 1972-1986 Martial Law Era – The Economy During the Martial Law Era

Commission on Human Rights

2022

Essential Truths About 1972-1986 Martial Law Era – The Economy During the Martial Law Era

Commission on Human Rights

The second Essential Truths Booklet released by the Human Rights Violations Memorial Commission (HRVVMC) focuses on the Philippine Economy during the Martial Law Years. The discussion of whether or not the former Marcos Administration was a “Golden Era” of the Philippines is deconstructed against actual statistical evidence and review. Examination reveals that the imposition of Martial Law was in fact a “dark age of Philippine Economy”, featuring abuses of governance meant to enrich the Marcos Clique. Martial Law is noted to have left a negative impact on the nation’s overall development – particularly in poverty reduction and inflation.

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Human Rights Violations Victims’ Memorial Commission (2022). Essential Truths About 1972-1986 Martial Law Era – The Economy During the Martial Law Era (2nd ed). Quezon City: Human Rights Violations Victims’ Memorial Commission.