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Lualhati Bautista

2012

Desaparesidos

Lualhati Bautista

Lualhati Torres Bautista (December 2, 1945 – February 12, 2023) was a Filipina writer, novelist, liberal activist and political critic. Bautista garnered several Palanca Awards (1980, 1983, and 1984) for her novels ‘GAPÔ, Dekada ’70 and Bata, Bata… Pa’no Ka Ginawa?, which exposed injustices and chronicled women’s activism during the Marcos era.

Desaparesidos tells a vivid narrative of the life of political activists and the persecution they have experienced/endured during the dictatorship of President Ferdinand E. Marcos. Bautista weaves a heartbreaking story of the disappeared (desaparesidos)-the people who were taken by the authorities physically or those who could not forget the memories of torture and persecution under martial rule.

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Bautista, Lualhati. Desaparesidos. Mandaluyong City: Cacho Publishing House, Inc., 2012.

Dark Legacy: Human Rights under the Marcos Regime

Alfred W. McCoy

2001

Dark Legacy: Human Rights under the Marcos Regime

Alfred W. McCoy

Alfred McCoy’s Dark Legacy discusses the extent of human rights violations committed by the Marcos regime and its primary agents of terror, the Philippine military. It is in this work that McCoy records, based on primary sources and data, the regime’s human rights violations to 3,257 extra-judicial killings, 35,000 tortured, and 70,000 incarcerated. Aside from analyzing the regime’s record of terror and its implementation of torture methods, the research traces how the Philippine military–as the chief implementors of martial rule–was shaped by the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) resources.

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McCoy, Alfred W. “Dark Legacy: Human Rights under the Marcos Regime.” In Memory, Truth Telling, and the Pursuit of Justice: A Conference on the Legacies of the Marcos Dictatorship, pp. 129-144. Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2001. [With Permission from the Author]

Subversive Lives: A Family Memoir of the Marcos Years

Susan F. Quimpo and Nathan Gilbert Quimpo

2016

Subversive Lives: A Family Memoir of the Marcos Years

Susan F. Quimpo and Nathan Gilbert Quimpo

Written as a family history, ‘Subversive Lives’ furnishes us with powerful testimonies on the era of Ferdinand Marcos and Jose Maria Sison, along with narratives on the vicissitudes of the revolutionary movement. Each Quimpo sibling bears witness to the events they and others did so much to shape. From aborted attempts to smuggle weapons for the NPA to heady times organizing ‘spontaneous uprisings’ and general strikes in Mindanao, from the cruel discovery of the cause of one brother’s death at the hands of a ‘kasama’ (comrade) to the near hallucinatory tales of imprisonment and torture at the hands of the military, these stories remind us of the personal costs and the daily heroism of those who joined the movement. But they also bring forth its messy and unresolved legacies of sons alienated from their father; daughters abused and victimized by the military and deluded by a religious cult; brothers lost to the war; friends betrayed, comrades purged, and revolutionary affection soured and then destroyed by intractable ideological differences. Such stories are much less about an unfinished revolution as they are about an inconclusive one. To read these accounts, each so rich and distinctive in its tone, is to hear the rhythm of the revolution. (Vicente Rafael)

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Quimpo, Susan F, Nathan Gilbert Quimpo, and Vicente L Rafael. Subversive Lives: A Family Memoir of the Marcos Years. 1st ed. Vol. 130. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2016.