NEVER FORGET THE HORRORS OF MARTIAL LAW, REMEMBER THE SACRIFICES OF THE MARTYRS AND HEROISM OF THE ACTIVISTS, AND ADVANCE THE PEOPLE STRUGGLE FOR NATIONAL DEMOCRACY


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Statement of Concerned Teachers/Educators for Nationalism and Democracy, University of the Philippine Diliman on the 42 Anniversary of the Declaration of Martial Law
21 September 2014

The members of the Congress of Teachers/Educators for Nationalism and Democracy, UP Diliman honour today all the people’s martyrs who sacrificed their lives during Martial Law. We pay tribute to all the activists, especially to our fellow educators and teachers as well as the countless students, who selflessly dedicated their lives to fight the dictatorship. We thank them by remembering how they kept alive the hope of the Filipino people in the darkest hour of our nation’s history. And we pledge our continuing commitment to continue the struggle they resolutely started.
Today, after forty-two years, a large number of the younger generation of Filipinos have already forgotten the heroic resistance of the patriotic Filipinos during the Martial Law. Today, as a result of our…

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