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Karapatang Pantao, Paano na?

Malu Maniquis, Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (Production)

2023

Karapatang Pantao, Paano na?

Malu Maniquis, Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (Production)

This 21 minute film features the Museums of both the Task Force Detainees of the Philippines and the Bantayog ng Mga Bayani Foundation, while connecting the relevance of Universal Human Rights to the subject of authoritarian repression under the Martial Law Administration. Thru this backdrop, the documentary also connects issues of the past with present circumstances – laying-out critiques towards the Duterte Administration’s War on Drugs and the use of the Anti-Terror Bill, and pointing-out problems of agrarian impoverishment and labor marginalization. Speaking in the documentary are representatives of the TFDP and Bantayog organizations, as well as survivors and victims of the Marcos and Duterte administrations.

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Maniquis, Malu (2023). “Karapatang Pantao, Paano na?” Task Force Detainees of the Philippines. 2023.

Young Voters Meeting Martial Law Survivors (CARMMA Video)

Campaign Against the Return of the Marcoses and Martial Law

2016

Young Voters Meeting Martial Law Survivors (CARMMA Video)

Campaign Against the Return of the Marcoses and Martial Law

On May 2016, the group “Campaign Against the Return of the Marcoses and Martial Law” (CARMMA) published a short video on social media days before voting commenced. Various students and young voters are shown meeting face-to-face with victims of detention and torture under the government of Ferdinand Marcos Sr., the father of then Vice Presidential Candidate Ferdinand Marcos Jr. Noting that the full education of the regime has been lacking in schools, the video ends with a call for a petition to the Department of Education to bolster textbook content on the period.

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Campaign Against the Return of the Marcoses and Martial Law (CARMMA). 2016. “These young voters are in for a surprise.” Facebook, May 3, 2016.

Martial Law: declared on Sept. 23, 1972 – not Sept. 21 (CARMMA Video)

Campaign Against the Return of the Marcoses and Martial Law

2016

Martial Law: declared on Sept. 23, 1972 – not Sept. 21 (CARMMA Video)

Campaign Against the Return of the Marcoses and Martial Law

“Campaign Against the Return of the Marcoses and Martial Law” (CARMMA) published a 3 and a half minute video for facebook which begins by showing the television broadcast for Proclamation 1081 taking place at 7pm, September 23. It proceeds to show brief excerpts of various survivors of the regime detailing their experiences during the period. The survivors give parting advice to the audience – and the video ends with a petition call towards the Department of Education to integrate the teaching of the Martial Law Period more concisely in textbooks.

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Campaign Against the Return of the Marcoses and Martial Law (CARMMA). 2016. “Martial Law: declared on Sept. 23, 1972 – not Sept. 21.” Facebook, September 23, 2016.

Marcos Martial Law: Never Again

Raissa Robles

2016

Marcos Martial Law: Never Again

Raissa Robles

Marcos Martial Law: Never Again is a book by Raissa Robles, a veteran journalist, who comprehensively details the culture of corruption, impunity, and brutality of President Ferdinand E. Marcos’ dictatorship. Robles’ work can be appreciated as a history of torture in the Philippines, with particular focus on the apparent and “deliberate policy” of torture implemented by the Marcos regime. Moreover, Robles paints a vivid picture of torture by citing the actual experiences of Martial Law survivors who endured various torture methods employed by the military.

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Robles, Raissa. Marcos Martial Law: Never Again. Filipinos for a Better Philippines, Inc, 2016.

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]

When Fear Generates Courage: Report of the International Fact-Finding Mission to Basey, Western Samar

Visayas Ecumenical Movement for Justice and Peace

1984

When Fear Generates Courage: Report of the International Fact-Finding Mission to Basey, Western Samar

Visayas Ecumenical Movement for Justice and Peace

The report focuses on the Municipality of Basey in Samar Island, documenting the atrocities of the 20th Infantry Battalion. It features various case documentations of human rights abuses being carried out by military men, and the accounting of individual witnesses and testimonies thereto. The document concludes with an analysis of the negative effects of Samar Island’s Militarization and a correlation between the intensified violence and growing capitalist interests in the exploitation of the land’s resources.

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Visayas Ecumenical Movement for Justice and Peace. ” When Fear Generates Courage.” Report of the International Fact-Finding Mission to Basey, Western Samar. September 12-14, 1984.

Martial Law Human Rights Violations Victims recognized under Republic Act 10368 – Motu Propio List

Human Rights Victims' Claims Board

2018

Martial Law Human Rights Violations Victims recognized under Republic Act 10368 – Motu Propio List

Human Rights Victims' Claims Board

The Human Rights Victims Reparation and Recognition Act of 2013 was passed into law to determine a list of victims of the former Marcos Administration from 21 September 1972 to 25 February 1986. On May 11, 2018, the Human Rights Victims’ Claims Board (HRVCB) released Resolution No. 18-2018, which gave recognition to 126 motu proprio victims of Martial Law. The Board was given the power to recognize these victims motu proprio based on Sections 18 and 26 of R.A. 10368, as well as Section 20 of the Implementing Rules and Regulations of R.A. 10368.

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Republic of the Philippines Commission on Human Rights. 2018. Resolution No. 18-2018: Motu Propio Recognition of Human Rights Violations Victims Pursuant to R.A. 10368. Prepared by the Human Rights Victims’ Claims Board, Commission on Human Rights. Quezon City.

Report of a Fact-Finding Mission to the Philippines: 28 November – 17 December 1983

American Association for the Advancement of Science, American College of Physicians, American Committee for Human Rights, American Nurses Association, American Public Health Association, Institute of Medicine.

1983

Report of a Fact-Finding Mission to the Philippines: 28 November – 17 December 1983

American Association for the Advancement of Science, American College of Physicians, American Committee for Human Rights, American Nurses Association, American Public Health Association, Institute of Medicine.

A three-member delegation representing five U.S. medical and scientific associations visited the Philippines near the end of 1983 to observe health and human rights conditions in the country. Over their stay, after conferring with various political detainees, journalists, human rights activists, members of the clergy, and health workers, they published a report indicating that a continuing pattern of gross human rights violations was still in place despite the supposed lifting of Martial Law in 1981. Specific cases are also highlighted in their report, including the murders of Bobby de la Paz and Dr. Juan Escandor. A copy of this report was archived by the Medical Action Group, and later Digitized with the help of the Rizal Library.

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American Association for the Advancement of Science, et. al. “Report of a Fact-Finding Mission to the Philippines.” 28 November – 17 December, 1983.

Report of an Amnesty International Mission to The Republic of the Philippines, 1975-1976.

Amnesty International

1976

Report of an Amnesty International Mission to The Republic of the Philippines, 1975-1976.

Amnesty International

After a fact-finding international mission in 1975, Amnesty International produced this report and shared it with the Philippine Government. The report detailed deeply troubling facts about the incidence of torture and systematic violations of human rights of political prisoners. The report urged the government to implement urgently the recommendations contained in the report.

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Report of an Amnesty International Mission to The Republic of the Philippines, 22 November – 5 December 1975. London, 1976.