Mag-aral
Digital Library & Museum


Find out about the different aspects of Martial Law through various exhibits. Discover the intricate networks of power and abuse that fueled the Marcos regime, learn the names of those who fought against his repressive rule, and map out the impact it continues to have on our country to this day.

The Second ABS-CBN Shutdown
“Only after imposing authoritarian rule could President Ferdinand Marcos engage in the plunder of the Philippines’ re...
Isang Primer para sa Mulat na Mamamayan
ENGLISH VERSION   Sa mga nakaraang eksibit, pinag-usapan natin ang demokrasya at kung paano nito itinataguyod an...
EDSA 1986: Unifying the People’s Power
Aside from a national holiday that people look forward to, there is much to celebrate as we commemorate the 34th anni...
Reading Martial Law in Children’s Literature
Much of the difficulty in teaching Martial Law to younger children comes from a fear of its political baggage. After ...
Primer for Engaged Citizenship
FILIPINO VERSION   Every Filipino has the capacity to do their part as engaged citizens in working toward a bett...
Democracy vs. Authoritarianism
The word democracy comes from the Greek words ‘demos,’ which refers to the people, and ‘kratos,’ which means power. T...
Manindigan: The Nightmare that was Martial Law
by Jose Ma. Edito K. Tirol   Martial Law was born six months before I was. So if we were both students, so to sp...
Spot the Dictator
Introduction After reviewing the histories of dictatorial regimes from all around the world, what lessons can we lear...
Faces of Authoritarianism
Throughout human history, we have seen the rise and fall of many authoritarian regimes across the globe. In many inst...
Building Peace after EDSA
What is peace, exactly? And what does it take to establish it, grow it, and sustain it? Did we really achieve it at E...