They call us “Martial law babies”. The reason is that we were born during the peak of what is known as the Martial law era.
Today marks the 32nd anniversary of martial law. President Marcos declared the Philippines under martial law on September 21, 1972. Most people accused him of human rights violations. Others thought he made the right decision. Nonetheless, what we are today as a nation was defined by the past.
The martial law era produced people that went arm to arm with Marcos. One of which was Sen. Benigno Aquino, who was later on assasinated on 1983, which was the main reason why there is an EDSA revolution on Feb. 1986. And do you know why there is what they call EDSA 2 and EDSA 3? Because there is that EDSA 1! :) The “People Power syndrome” all started there. Some thinks it’s good, some do not. Well, whatever. We still have billions of peso in budget deficit that made the UP economic professions push the alarm button.