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editbannerVolume No. 34

September, 2005

Sept. 21, 1972 : WE DO NOT FORGET

 

Today, Sept. 21, 2005, marks the 33rd anniversary of one of the darkest days in Philippine history. On the early morning of Sept. 21, 1972, then President Ferdinand E. Marcos, after having secretly signed the Proclamation 1081 – the declaration of martial law – ordered his minions in the military and police to arrest and detain all advocates, activists, the entire political opposition, and newspaper media editors, publishers and journalists who had been critical of his administration. The Philippine Congress was padlocked. The 1935 Philippine Constitution was suspended. All media establishments and networks were closed down. To extend himself in power beyond his second term as president that was allowed in the 1935 Constitution, he used the scarecrow the threat of “Communist terrorism” against national security, as the excuse to justify the declaration of martial rule and to jail all his political opponents.

 

For the next 14 years until he was deposed by a peoples’ power uprising, Marcos ruled with an iron hand as a dictator who used his authoritarian powers to enrich himself, his family, friends and cronies. It is estimated that almost 70,000 Filipinos were imprisoned without trial during those dark days of martial rule, a third of that number severely tortured, and more than 20,000 killed especially in Mindanao , while 589 are still documented as missing as involuntary disappearances or desaperacidos. The U.S. trained and equipped enforcers of martial rule that detained, tortured, maimed, killed and made to disappear fellow Filipinos included the Armed Forces of the Philippines(Intelligence Service of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Intelligence Groups, Military Intelligence Groups, and the Philippine Army); the Philippine Constabulary/Integrated National Police/Metropolitan Command whose notorious units included the 5th Constabulary Security Group(5th CSU), the Criminal Investigation Service(CIS) and the dreaded Metrocom Intelligence Security Group(MISG); and the paramilitary units such us the Integrated Civilian Home Defense Forces(CHDF). None of the perpetrators involved in the torture, maiming, killing or disappearances have been prosecuted nor sentenced up to this date. In fact, many of the military or police perpetrators were even promoted in the succeeding regimes, like one who even became defense secretary, another who became governor (later punished by revolutionary justice) , and another, a senator, whose former boss in a dreaded military intelligence unit during martial law was also eventually punished by revolutionary justice by New People’s Army guerrillas.

 

But we do not forget the victims of those dark years. We do not forget all those activist-martyrs who were killed, maimed, tortured and imprisoned, nor the ordinary Filipino civilians who were victims of Marcos’ own version of the ‘war on terror’ .

 

The entire Filipino nation was the victim and prisoner of those dark years of martial law dictatorship that we shall never, never forget .

 

Please join us in a silent internet prayer and tribute to the following DOCUMENTED Filipinos, Bangsamoro and Cordillera people  (farmers, fishermen, workers, youth, women, professionals, indigenous peoples ) most of whom were abducted in the night by the armed minions of Marcos’ martial law dictatorship, possibly tortured, killed and became involuntary disappeared or desaperacidos (Sept. 21, 1972 – Dec. 31, 1985) and are still missing up to this day, arranged chronologically by the organization Families of Victims of Involuntary Disappearance(FIND):

 

ALDAY AMILUSIN, RUHANA JULKARN JUMDAIL, HARANA JULKARNAN, ITTI SAHIRON, LILLOH MANAJI, PINDAN AIDANI, HUDAYYA SAHI, MARAN AIDANI, ALBANI SAPPARI, ASAMUDDIN SADJARANI, RAKIB SADJARANI, MUKTADIR SARI AHMAD, SAKKAM SADDANG, ADING AGIL, SAHILA MANADALI, MAHMOD SADJARANI, KAHIYULAN JULKARNAIN, HARANA ABUBAKAR, MOTEM KILAM, MOHAMMAD ABDILLAH, ALAMADDIN KUSSAIN, SABAYAN SALIK, SUKON AGUIO, AMANODIN SALIK, DATU ALI ADUK, MARTIN SABANG, DATU ULAYA, MONERA ABIDIN, IBRAHIM ABDULLAH, ROLANDO MUSTASA, ARNULFO ESPINAR, CLEMENTE LISTANA, MODESTO ALIM, WILFREDO LUANSING, GRANCIANO VALENCIA, CRESENCIO BARNUEVO, JOAQUIN SARDO, ALBERTO GUBAN, GUALBERTO GUBAN, JUAN BANTON, MARVIN BANTON, ELINO RADA, GERIMO SACREZ, BENJAMIN BILMEN, JOSE RILLES, FELICIANO PABRES, ROBERTO MABEZA, RODOLFO LAROYA, BENJAMIN NAVERA, EMMANUEL CASULLA, EMMANUEL CASULLA, CRISTINO TARROBAGO, REYNALDO NAPILI, SANTIAGO RAMOS, NILO VALERIO, SOLEDAD SALVADOR, CRESTETA FERNANDEZ, JESSE PASCUA, REYNALDO TIMBOL, SALVADOR SANTOS, ROBERTO SANTOS, LAMBERTO GUINTO, ROGELIO PANGAN, EXEQUEL OCAMPO, JOHANNES BARROZO, NENITA LUNETA, EUGENIO FLORES, BIENVENIDO PEREZ, HERMINNIO MALLARI, RODOLFO RAMOS, PABLO CASTRO, ALBERTO LUMANLAN, ANTONIO STA. ANA, VIVENCIO SANTOS, GEMELIANA PAGUIO, EDUARDO DIZON, ISABEL RAMOS, BRAULIO CORULLIO, GUIDO RAQUINO, ERNING YADAO, DOMINGO ALMUETE, LITO QUILICOT, ANTONIO SAMBAJON, REYNALDO YANDOC, SILVESTRE AZARES JR., FRANCISCO CRUZ, VIRGILIO FACTORAN, ENRIQUE LEAL, ROGELIO BERNARDO, REYNALDO BUAN, ROGELIO ALFONSO, DANILO GONZALES, JESUS ARCILLA, BEN PANGAN, NENITA MENDOZA, FERNANDO QUIAMBAO, JULIO MANIACUP, ESMERALDO ALMAZAN, ARNULFO RODRIGUEZ, ERNESTO BACANI, JOSE BERNALDO, ANTONIO VILLANUEVA, MARIO DAYONDON, OSCAR MONDEJAR, ARNULFO MONDEJAR, ARCADIO TUMULAK, SATURNINO CENIZAL, ROSALINDO YUSON, PRECILLANO MAAT, LOSOD AMBORNO, RAMON PALMA, JERRY RENTA, TIBURCIO RENTA, LAMBERTO YUSON, BONIFACIO DEAMONTE, TIBURCIO CUBOL, DONATO VILLARUBIA JR., RODOLFO BOOC, JULIE GURAY, BEBOT CABASAG, DARIO GAWISAO, HERMIE MAHASOL, ROSEMINDA GUMAMPO, RONIE RAPAL, ROMINA PACQUIO, MARIO SAGRADO JR., NARCISO EMBODO, EVANGELINE TUGANAS, NILO IGNACIO, RICO QUINICO, MARCIAL ALFON, WILFREDO MORENO, CESAR VILLADORES, FEDERICO MIRAL, ORLANDO GONZALES, FR. RUDY ROMANO, ROLAN YBANEZ, BENITO SIPSIP, TENOY TAGULAYLAY, BERNARDO VIAJEDOR, MELANIO PAL, DOMINGO PAL, REYNALDO PAL, MARCELO JABASA, IGNACIO BUENAFE, REGINO ESPENESIN SR., PABLO PAJAROJA, QUIRINO PAJAROJA, OLIVER RONCALES, CONRADO ACEBU, CONRADO DALUTE, JIMMY ABULOK, TOTO ACIBAR, ROBERTO AMPARO, ADONIS ANISKAL, ROSEO SENOC, FELICIANO SENOC, CORNILLIO SENOC, TRINIDAD BARTOLO, NORBERTO UDTUJAN, ULDARICO MANOG SR., ROMAN ECHANO, REGELIO SECSON, TEOFILO ESCORRO, FRANCISCO ESCORRO, BONIFACIO AMARILLO, ARSENIO BARTOLO, LUCIANO ASTIGI, DELFIN EMPON, SANTIAGO REYES, EDITO BERSOLA, MARIANITO ABAENCIA, ALBERTO MORENO, FEDERICO ODANG, ALFREDO LOGROSA, LEAH AMIDAO, MIGUEL AMIDAO, MARIANO ACEBUCHE, MARCELINO LUCABAN, VICENTE ABELLA, ALFRED CUPAT, BEBE CUPAT, FLORENCIO DANIEL, AGAPITO PADILLA, GABINO TANAID, JOVITO VELASCO, OSCAR LOGROSA, ISAAC DE GUZMAN, MARCIAL ASIONG, RODOLFO AMATE, DASOL NANQUIL, DIOSDADO MONTIZA, VICTOR ELORDE, VICENTE RAUTRAOT, TEDDY RABELISTA, RODOLFO GANAS, EUFRONIO QUINO, DIOSDADO YBANEZ, HENRY QUINO, ADOLFO PAHAY, GINA LOMONGO, WARLITO CEMENO, ZOILO CEMENO, MARIO CANONIGO, LAMAC-LAMAC TORENCIA, AMOR TABIOS, SEGUNDINA MICABALO, RUDY MACAPAYAT, HENRY HILARIO, CIRILO RUBIO, ROGELIO TORREGOSA, MONTELLA SANTOS, JAIME DAGASUAN, RENEBOY DEL ROSARIO, ALEJANDRO GEMONGALA, RENATO BAUNITES, SIMEON SISON, FORTUNATO PACOMIOS, ADOLFO NERI, MARCELINO NERI, LUCIANO LAWAS, BRENDO PELUCIO, EUROLOGIO TADLIP, ELEAZAR TUBAL, RICARDO LACONA, DELFIN MAGADAN, REYNALDO RECOLETO, BOY SOCADES, MARCELINO COMING, VICENTE DAWA, ROSENDO MAGADAN, VICTORINO MAGADAN, WILFREDO ALABAN, JERRY CASONA, FLORENTINO GALARPE, ANICETA WASLO, LOURDESIO OBSIOMA, DANTE FRONDOSO, ANICETO CAGADAS, ANDRESITA CAGADAS, JESUS BOTER, WINEFREDA BUSBOS, FELIPE RETITA, HERMOGENES BOREROS, SHERLITO JAMITO, CIRILO TADLIP, IRENEO PRUTA, DANILO MAGSANOS, CARLOS DEL ROSARIO, EDWIN NARTATES, MANUEL ONTONG, EMMANUEL YAP, EMANUEL ALVAREZ, LOUIE DEMONTANO, LETICIA LADLAD, ENRIQUE ROMERO, CARLOS TAYAG, GERARDO FAUSTINO, VICTOR REYES, ROMEO CABRERA, JESSICA SALES, ERWIN DE LA TORRE, RAMON JASUL, HERMON LAGMAN, RIZALINA ILAGAN, MODESTO SISON, ARDIANA VILLAVER, CRISTINA CATALLA, EDISON CORONADO, BENEDICTO COME, FLORENCIO PESQUESA, TITO MAURICIO, MAMERTO GRANADOS, TEODORICO RAAGAS JR., YOLANDA GORDULA, CEFERINO FLORES JR., DANILA DELDOC SR., ROBERTO LUMABAN, ELYCOPER RABURAR, TIMOTEO OLIVAREZ, EMMANUEL PARDALIS, VENERANDO VILLACILLO, DAVID BARRIOS JR., HILARIO TAGUDIN, ARSENIO PEREZ, VICTORIANO BAUTISTA, MARIANO LOPEZ, ARNULFO RESUS, ROMEO CRISMO, SANTIAGO AGUINALDO, JUANITA APILIT, APOLONIO TION, RODOLFO CARVAJAL, FELINO MALINAO, GUALBERTO DALAYAN, MAURECIO TORCIENDE, EMELIO MANTALOGCO, NARCISO LETRAN, CHRISTUTO TAGLOCOP, VIRGIE BUSTILLO, LOURDES LANDERO, ROMEO LANDERO, JULITO OLASIMAN, ROBERTO TAGLOCOP, MARCELO SILAGAN, NANCY JOSOL, JOSELITO PATORGO, ROLANDO ALOS, ROLANDO OBBUS, ROGELIO SULLANO, LOURDES SAMSON, JUAN ESTORIA JR., JULIETO MAHINAY, BERNARDO BUNTAG, TEODORO IBARRA, MELECIO LUIB JR., REYNALDO MENDOZA, ELSIE RAVELO, HILDITA BUHIYA, ZITA CARREDO, RAUL ACERO, FLORDELIZA GORGONIO, PEDRO GALLANERO JR., SIMEON JAGAPE JR., CENON LAGUE, FRANCISCO BALUCAN, POPING JAMAR JR., EDDIE ALMONTE, RICARDO KIPKIPAN, CARLITO BOLAQUINIA, PORPERIO AGAY, ROGELIO CORTEL, JERRY CARACA, FELIPE CLAVE, JULIETO DOCDOC, MATEO LURUPAN, PASTOR MOLINO, DOMINGO ORIJAS, ALLAN PARROCO, FELIXBERTO SESCON, JULIUS TAPARO, LINO TAPARO, JUAN MATIGA, ENECITO LUAD, PEDRO ANDUHAYAN JR., CHARLO ABUEVA, TEODORO GONZALES, PEDRO PARADERO, VEVENCIO GONZALES, JESSICA EMPLEO, ENESTA EMPLEO, MAXIMINO EMPLEO, EDGARDO MANGADLAW, JOSEPHINE REYES, JAIME JAMERO, EFREN LAMBAN, FLAVIANO NAVARRO, ROMEO RAG, GEMMA EMPLEO, PETER ANINON, ELEUTERIO LAURITO, DODONG LAGAS, BERNANDINO DELEGER, ALFREDO MENDOZA, PANGANDIGAN ADIL, VICENTE CABRERA, EUSTEQUIO CABRERA, MARCELINO CABRERA, PRIMITIVO HERBOLINGO, ELPIDIO FLORES, ROBERTO LUZON, ZALIKA BAKAR, AMINA GAWIN , ANTONIO SANCHEZ, ILUMINADA DUQUIATAN, JOSEFINO DUQUIATAN, ALFREDO SABALLA, ALI TALUSAN, ARQUELINO MAGHANOY, FACUNDO MILAGROSA, EPIFANIO PUEBLA, ROBERT SAYRE, JEREMIAS MALLARGO, BENJAMIN DE VERA, JOAQUIN MONTEJO JR., ALEXBERTO CABRERA, ROMAN ALGARME, MANOLITO JAYME, JUANITO VILLARIN, NESTOR DOROMAL, RODOLFO MARZAN, SERGIO GARCIA, CARLITO TAN, RENE HAVA, BIENVINIDO URAY, LORENZO CABIGON, ARCADIO YAMBO, PENAJERO SANTOS, ANASTACIO ESGUERRA, EFREN DIAZ, HECTOR PETILLA SR., ELMERITO PINO-ON, JOHNNY CHAVEZ, RICARDO SANTILLAN, FRNCISCA LONZAGA, BENJAMIN ANDO, ROGELIO OCATE, LORENZO CALUNGSOD, ALFREDO URAY, TAYON NAYA, LAIDA TACUYAN, SARAH TACUYAN, OMARLITO ROBLES, ANTONIO TACUYAN, DANILO BOSTON, NOLINITO MUNEZ, ROMEO RENDON, BENJAMIN SWERTE, MARCEL ROXAS, REY CAMIS, NORBERTO ACEBEDO, MOISES ROSANES, ARMANDO MENDOZA, ELMA LUDOVICO JR., EMERLINDA DE MESA, PASTOR ARMIA, SEBASTIAN MATIBAG, WILLIAM BARAGAIS, ARMIA PASTOR, BENITO SACLUTI, RODELIO MANAOG, ALBERT ENRIQUEZ, HERNANDO GAMIT, CANSOLANTRIX DAPILOS, PALERMO LOMBRES SR. , BIENVENIDO BODIONGAN, ROY LORENZO 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TORMES, VALERIANO OMBAY, JOVINAL DURILAG, JOSE DESCANO, LUCIO MACASANDIAO, GAUDEOSO SABILLO, LUZMINDA ALBELOROS, RODRIGO QUIZO, EPINITO HALASAN, GARCIANO GARIDOS, ALBERTO YURONG, FRANCISCO CUMAYAS, VIRGILIO BADIAO, JOSE ANDALAY, LEONDARDO BANTILAN, DORIKO BABA, MONDITO CALATAY, ESTRIPONIO CAPANGPANGAN, DIOSDADO HICALE, ROMEO MAGBANUA, RAMON GEGUDAS, BENJAMEN BAHIYO, JENALYN GIGANTO, PABLITO LENJIJA, JIMMY RAPISTA, OSCAR LASTIMOSO, MAURICIO DE BELEN, PROBO CONDEZ JR., SALVADOR MUNDING, RENATO BAUTISTA, ENRIQUE,DOCTO, ALFREDO CABASA IGMEDEO CABASA, GONZALO COLUMBRES JR., NORBERTO TOMPONG, JOLLY BADAYOS, RICARDO MAGDAYAO, LOLITO LIMACO, ERNESTO APROVECHAR, AGUSTIN BARNIZO, LINTOY PLACIDO, EDGAR TIMBAD, JUANITO ALOJEPAN,MARIO DALI-AN, MENEZ TABUTABO, ALFREDO RAYNO MAURICIO RAYNO, LODOVICO CANOY, JOSE RICOMONO, EUGENIO MAQUIRANG, ROGELIO GATILAS, ERNESTO AMET, EMILIO TOGONON, RUPERTO AGUIRRE JR., JOHN SEVA, HARRISON ARZAGA, IRENEO GARIO, ROMEO SEBUGAN, EDDIE DEMERIN, RODEO DEMETILLO, RAUL PACETE, NESTOR MONDEGA, RODRIGO LAIDO, RUFINO ANCOY, AURELIA DE LEON, MA.VICTORIA MAT ESPANO, MELENCIO YANSON, JOEL JIMENEZ, SAMUEL PADAYUGDOG, HELEN JUAYANG, ANASTACIO DEMERIN, RUBEN BANHAO, CESAR MAMON, ORLANDO GONZALO

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