current events, political

M for Madness and Martial Law

Thanks to Internet Archives, I found some of my old blogs and blogposts.  I found this blogpost from my first blog M-Reality. This is about the Madness of Martial Law of Marcos and Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. Again, it looks like history is repeating itself. I find this post very apropos for the present political situation.  … Continue reading M for Madness and Martial Law

documentary, Film Review, History, Media Studies

SEEING TREASON: Justifying a State of Emergency in a documentary

In February 2006, then President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, in her pursuit of a "Strong Republic", proclaimed a State of Emergency through Presidential Proclamation 1017 to give her government Martial Law powers. Malacanang produced a documentary titled Paglaban sa Kataksilan: 1017 (1017: To Fight Treason). The Philippine Journalism Reports' (PJR's) editor asked me to write a review of… Continue reading SEEING TREASON: Justifying a State of Emergency in a documentary