This two volume anthology contains newspaper articles by prominent journalists who wrote courageously about the authoritarian regime of President Marcos while he was still in power. It is the first time these articles have been gathered together in a book. As the foreword states, these articles “show the kind of ‘dangerous writing’ that has brought about the forced resignation, firing, blacklisting, arrest or detention of journalists, the padlocking or sequestering of a newspaper’s printing plant and equipment, and the filing of multi-million peso libel suits or subversive charges against writers, editors and publishers.”

The second volume contains more articles to serve as a “graphic documentation of the blood-and-sand state of a profession under siege, underlying the personal struggles and heartbreaks of the men and women of the Philippine press who now work under the shadow of death itself.”

Aptly called “The Philippine Press Under Seige.” A truly valuable anthology.