All of us have a responsibility to remember our past so we can build a better future.

During Martial Law in
the Philippines from 1972-1986:

3,240 were killed,

700 disappeared,

34,000 were tortured,

70,000 were jailed.


These heroes made a stand, struggled, and died so we can be free today.


Here are ways to make a stand today and let their memories live on:

For learners

Spot the Signs of Dictatorship

Discover stories of Martial Law

Know your rights as a Filipino

Spot fake news on social media

Join the 1st National Martial Law Museum Awards


For teachers

Download our lesson plans and modules

Teach democracy and truth in any subject

Watch experts share lessons from Martial Law

Become an educator for freedom and democracy

Submit your own #MartialLawLessonPlan


For school administrators

Organize a teacher training in your school – contact us now.

Build a learning culture that teaches core values (soon!)


Contribute to our learning museum

Tell your family’s #MartialLawStory

Submit a #MartialLawLesson in any subject

Sponsor #MartialLawHero poster in your classroom

email your contributions to


Follow us on social media

Visit other monuments to our national memory

Bantayog ng mga Bayani 

Martial Law Chronicles

Human Rights Victims Claims Board

Martial Law Files

PCGG Marcos Jewelry Collection


Contact Us

Martial Law Museum

Department of Interdisciplinary Studies

2/F Dela Costa Hall

Ateneo de Manila University

1108 Brgy Loyola Heights, Quezon City

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