"We are the nameless and all names are ours" -Eman Lacaba
A commemorative photo on the 43rd anniversary of Martial Law. #NeverAgain to Dictatorship #NeverForget Repression #Remember Courage and Heroism in the Philippines!
L-R: Robert Francis Garcia, Eileen Matute, Ruben Felipe, Faith Bacon with Lean Alejandro and countless people who fought for freedom and democracy.
Photo by Mike M. Garcia taken at the Museum of the Bantayog ng mga Bayani Foundation.
You owe it to the victims of your parents’ regime, but you also owe it to your own sons. How do you teach them the selflessness of true public service and the value of honesty and of righting of wrongs if you lack the courage to admit the truth? How do you spare your sons the scorn that certainly faces them if your family continues to feel no remorse or regret over the years of dictatorship?
You are nearing your 60s, a senator, and possessed of normal intelligence. You know what it is exactly that you and your family have to be sorry for. History will judge, you say? That is why you must now stop the lies – because precisely, history, and the people you have aggrieved, will judge.
Organizers of the great lean run emphasize the importance of educating younger generation of Filipinos about the abuses done during the Martial Law period. As the Philippines commemorates the 43rd anniversary of one of the worst events in Philippine history, human rights advocates say we need to remember martyrs like Lean Alejandro to never let another dictatorship come into power.
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