This Is What Schools Are Doing to Remind Students of the Atrocities of Martial Law

These events and exhibits will make you understand why #NeverAgain is important.

( It has been 46 years since former President Ferdinand Marcos signed Proclamation No. 1081 in 1972. To mark the declaration of Martial Law, some schools and universities in the country have organized activities that look back on this chapter in Philippine history. We round up a couple of events and exhibits in schools and universities.

Ateneo de Manila University

The Ateneo de Manila University's School of Social Sciences Sanggunian is holding a week's worth of activities to educate students on Martial Law. One of the most haunting is the exhibit Daan Ng (at Daan-Daang) Mga Nawawala at Nawalan ng Boses at the steps of the Matteo Ricci Hall. A project of the student political party Union of Students for the Advancement of Democracy, the exhibit features the names and ages of hundreds of victims killed because of Martial Law and the alleged extra-judicial killings under the Duterte administration. The exhibit will be up for a week, until September 28.


The Ateneo also has a digital museum dedicated to preserving the memories of Martial Law.

De La Salle University

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Besides its president Br. Raymundo B. Suplido issuing a joint statement on the declaration of Martial Law (alongside Fr. Jett Villarin of the Ateneo), the De La Salle University held a Mass of Peace the afternoon of September 21 at the Cory Aquino Democratic Sphere. A photo exhibit entitled Kakapatay: Mga Larawan Mula sa Kampanya Laban sa Ilegal na Droga will also be shown at the Yuchengco Hall. 

St. Theresa's College Cebu

St. Theresa's College in Cebu is currently holding a photo exhibit on Martial Law. Using contemporary Internet memes and pop culture references, the exhibit aims to debunk some common Martial Law myths in a light and humorous manner.

University of the Philippines - Diliman

The University of the Philippines College of Home Economics Student Council is holding a Martial Law exhibit at the Alon Lobby. It also includes a Costume Exhibit featuring works of students.


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