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September 26, 2018

MARTIAL LAW’S SHADES OF GRAY AND RED

Remember how we’d listen to our elders and how they’d reminisce their youth and how things happened? That’s how it felt while watching former senator Juan Ponce Enrile’s 30-minute interview by Bongbong Marcos. You know that there’s truth somewhere in there, but it’s the kind of story you’d listen to with a tub of popcorn. I’ve read that it is a part of a 2-hour talk. As of this moment, not all of the clips have been posted online.

The first segment of the video was about Enrile’s view of Martial Law and the role he played in it. After this video came out, the descendants of the survivors of Martial Law called him a liar and came out with their version as to what happened at that time.


They say that it is best to write history after it has happened after 50 years, preferably by historians or people that haven’t been influenced by any of the surviving parties. Otherwise, it doesn’t become history but propaganda.


Episode 1


Episode 2


Batas Militar, the definitive video documentary on Martial Law in the Philippines, produced by the Eggie Apostol Foundation.


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