The Martial Law Museum aims to be a comprehensive online learning resource
that our community of educators can use to teach the values of human rights, freedom, democracy
and engaged citizenship to Filipino students through factual and engaging storytelling.
WHO WE ARE
We are a community of educators and citizens who are committed
to teach values anywhere and integrate the lessons of martial law in any subject we teach.
Spanning more than 300 references and 100 consultations with experts,
our research has produced 25 exhibits on different dimensions of the dictatorship and the lessons
we can learn from our history as Filipinos. We have worked with
more than 300 teachers from 32 different institutions
to test and develop our lesson plans and exhibits. We are developing more.
We are a growing community of educators and learners who come from different places, fields, and walks of life.
Many of us are young people inspired by the courage of those who came before us
and fought for the freedoms we now enjoy. All of us believe
that by remembering the past and being engaged citizens in the present,
we can deepen our democracy and build a better nation for the future.
WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO
You can never be too weak to make a difference. You can never be too small to stand up for what’s right.
You can never be too young to remember. Many of us in the team are young people
inspired by the courage of the heroes who have fought for the freedom we now enjoy.
We want to honor the memory of these heroes, and we want to make sure
that the darkness of dictatorship never again returns to power in our nation.
We believe that a better future for the Philippines starts with remembering.
It starts with us.
Illustrators: Dianne Aguas, Renee Arabia, Blew David, Joan Lao, Joreen Navarro
Designers: Kitkat Carmona, Chana Garcia, Colleen de Luna, Roxy Navarro, Kyle Sy, Therese Valmonte