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.

Remembering the Heroes: Edgar Jopson
Edgar Jopson, popularly known as Edjop, was one of the most well-known figures of the student movement, even before M...
From Senator to Prisoner: The Story of Ninoy Aquino
Benigno Simeon “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. was known by those close to him as the Young Man in a Hurry because of his fast-pac...
Defining Martial Law
What do we talk about when we talk about Martial Law? A Law Martial Law refers to the replacement of civil rule by mi...
Martial Law in Data
Download the spreadsheet here. Some argue that though abuses were indeed committed during Martial Law, life was good ...
The Heroes Who Fought Martial Law: Liliosa Hilao
At age 23, Liliosa Hilao was a bright young girl who had her entire future in front of her. Despite her asthma and al...
Green Devolution: Contradictions in the Marcos Environmental Agenda
In a speech to the First ASEAN Forestry Congress in 1983, Marcos declared: I believe we should begin by asking oursel...
Edifice Complex: Building on the Backs of the Filipino People
The Marcos administration is best remembered for its contributions to the development of Philippine infrastructure. U...
Keeping Up with the First Family: The Marcoses’ Life of Excess
One of the most striking features of the Marcos regime was not only the growing incidence of poverty in the nation, b...
Breaking the News: Silencing the Media Under Martial Law
An important feature of any democracy is the free circulation of information. For people to properly assess what is h...
The Makings of a Constitutional Dictator
When Ferdinand Marcos declared Martial Law in the Philippines, he used his constitutionally legal powers to concentra...