Martial Law Stories: Torture

Martial Law Stories: Torture

A Hawaii court found the Marcoses guilty of human rights violations based on nearly 10,000 depositions from abuse and torture victims. The writer Jose “Pete” Lacaba’s account of his excruciating experience was one of them.

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Martial Law Stories: Captured and Taken

Martial Law Stories: Captured and Taken

A childhood memory of a time of fear.

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War and Forgiving

War and Forgiving

Is it possible to forgive the unforgivable, like war crimes? Find out how one Philippine president dealt with this question.

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Martial Law Stories: Escape to Sabah

Martial Law Stories: Escape to Sabah

Find out how the family of the late Sen. Raul Manglapus and some friends escaped the clutches of the Marcos dictatorship.

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Martial Law Stories: I Did Not Have a Campus Romance

Martial Law Stories: I Did Not Have a Campus Romance

Unrequited love in the time of living dangerously.

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Martial Law Stories: Who Is Marshall Law?

Martial Law Stories: Who Is Marshall Law?

Trying to leave the country, with subversive documents, and being searched at the Manila International Airport in 1972.

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Martial Law Stories: My Thriller in Manila

Martial Law Stories: My Thriller in Manila

How self-proclaimed terrorists in 1980 tried to extort money from the Yuchengcos.

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Papa’s Japanese Rice

Papa’s Japanese Rice

The author pays homage to cooking of her father, who wore the apron at home.

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She Broke My Heart and Made It Whole Again

She Broke My Heart and Made It Whole Again

The author’s bond, break-up, and reconciliation with the inimitable writer Carmen Guerrero Nakpil.

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Of Fireflies and Firebrands

Of Fireflies and Firebrands

Yes, there was a time when living on the corner of EDSA and Cebu Avenue in Quezon City was like being in a quiet sanctuary.

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