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Palimbang: Mga Kwento sa Malisbong (2015)

Commission on Human Rights

2016

Palimbang: Mga Kwento sa Malisbong (2015)

Commission on Human Rights

This 24-minute documentary features oral history accounts of the survivors of the Palimbang Massacre that happened in the town of Palimbang, Sultan Kudarat on September 24, 1974.

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Commission on Human Rights, “Mga Kuwento sa Malisbong,” Youtube video, 24:45, May 6, 2016, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FwiPx4VxW4

No Time for Crying (1986)

AsiaVisions

2022

No Time for Crying (1986)

AsiaVisions

This short documentary looks at the impoverished and violent condition of the displaced urban poor in Butuan at the tail end of the Marcos regime. The film shows that as urban poor leaders and trade unionists are slain, “salvaged”, imprisoned, and disappeared, local communities continued to organize and resist notwithstanding the risk of arrest.

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Asia Visions Productions, “No Time for Crying,” Cinemata video 29:45, May 5, 2022.

Narrating the Dictator(ship): Social Memory, Marcos, and Ilokano Literature after the 1986 Revolution

Roderick Galam

2008

Narrating the Dictator(ship): Social Memory, Marcos, and Ilokano Literature after the 1986 Revolution

Roderick Galam

This article inquires into the social memory of Ferdinand Marcos and of his dictatorship in the literature written in the language of his home region, Ilocos, in the period since his downfall during the 1986 People Power Revolution. The novels Saksi ti Kaunggan (1986-1987) by Juan S. P. Hidalgo Jr. and Dagiti Bin-i ti Kimat (1995) by Clesencio B. Rambaud are used as indicators of changing narrative social memories of Marcos in Ilokano literature. Hidalgo’s novel exemplifies the Ilokano writers’ ‘loyalist’ memory of Marcos, whereas Rambaud’s novel indexes attempts to reassess Marcos and the legacies of his dictatorship. This article seeks to contribute to the literature on the social memory of Marcos’s military regime; looks into the braiding of literature, memory, and the nation; and examines the constitution of memory in gender.–Galam

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Galam, Roderick, Narrating the Dictator(ship): Social Memory, Marcos, and Ilokano Literature after the 1986 Revolution, Philippine Studies vol. 56, no. 2 (2008): 151–182.

Philippine Indigenous People’s Struggles for Land and Life: Challenging Legal Texts

Jose Mencio Molintas

2004

Philippine Indigenous People’s Struggles for Land and Life: Challenging Legal Texts

Jose Mencio Molintas

This article documents and reviews customary practices and land concepts in the Philippines and examines the interface between state laws and customary laws within the context of the conflicts over indigenous peoples’ lands. The article employs case studies to discuss the application of state laws to indigenous peoples’ communities. It examines the interaction of the formal legal system with the customs and traditions the indigenous peoples have historically relied upon to dictate the rules regulating the use and alienability of land. Particular attention is devoted to the Cordillera experience in order to illustrate how community-level efforts to defend indigenous territories can operate either as a mechanism for reform within the state’s existing formal legal framework or as a means of challenging current legal texts and principles at their foundation.

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Molintas, Jose Mencio. “Philippine Indigenous People’s Struggles for Land and Life: Challenging Legal Texts,” Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law 21, no. 1 (2004).