Tuesday, May 10, 2016

#NeverAgain: A Working List of Martial Law Literature

If there's one thing we learned from this 2016 elections, it is that the ills of Martial Law have been lost on an alarming number of Filipinos - both young and old. Proof is the fact that Bongbong Marcos is flirting with a potential Vice Presidency that, as of this writing, Leni Robredo is putting up a good fight, even as the margins are very small and could change anytime. We are confident that #LeniTheRealVP, but we have to start educating ourselves, our fellowman, for the threat of a Marcos comeback to the country's top positions continue to be real as long as the Marcoses are alive and are reproducing (read: Sandro Marcos).

This list is credited to (source) and is by no means complete. Please suggest more titles in the comments. Will update this list with links to content as we find them. 

Killing Time in a Warm Place by Jose Y. Dalisay Jr.
Empire of Memory by Eric Gamalinda
Mass by F. Sionil Jose
Eating Fire and Drinking Water by Arlene J. Chai
The Last Time I Saw Mother by Arlene J. Chai
The Jupiter Effect by Katrina Tuvera
Dekada ’70 by Lualhati Bautista 
Desaparesidos by Lualhati Bautista 
Dogeaters by Jessica Hagedorn
Dream Jungle by Jessica Hagedorn
Dangadang by Aurelio Solver Agcaoili
Bamboo in the Wind by Azucena Grajo Uranza
State of War by Ninotchka Rosca
Tutubi Tutubi Wag Kang Magpahuli sa Mamang Salbahe ni Jun Cruz Reyes
The Secrets of the Seven Mansions by Mario Miclat 
Fish-Hair Woman by Merlinda Bobis 
Salingkit by Cyan Abad-Jugo

Bertdey ni Guido by Rene  O. Villanueva 
Si Jhun-Jhun, Noong Bago Ideklara ang Batas Militar by Augie Rivera
Isang Harding Papel by Augie Rivera 
The Pangat, the Mountains, and the River by Luz Maranan 

“Prometheus Unbound” by Pete Lacaba
“The Bells Count in Our Blood” by Merlie Alunan
“Paghiwagas sa Bilangoan” by Don Pagusara
“Etiopia Idiay Negros, Ngem Saan a Negros Iti Etiopia” by Peter La. Julian
“Pagdiriwang” by Emmanuel Lacaba
“The People’s Warrior” by Emmanuel Lacaba
“An Open Letter to Filipino Artists” by Emmanuel Lacaba
“Liham sa Kaarawan ni Pinang” by Tomas F. Agulto
“Sister Home for the Weekend” by Patria Rivera
“Sa Ala-ala ni Sister Bernard Tahimik na Tagapaglingkod ng mga Detenidong Pulitikal” by Isagani R. Serrano
“Young Rebels” by Luis Cabalquinto
“For Emmanuel” by Luis Cabalquinto
“Paglilimi ng Isang Empleyado sa Gobyerno” by Loreta M. Medina
“Kuwarenta” by Benjamin Pimentel
[Note: Versus: Philippine Protest Poetry, 1983-1986 edited by Alfrredo Navarro Salanga contains poems about Martial Law]

“Mading and Pepito” by Allen Gaborro
“Back of the March” by Denis Murphy
“Negros” by Eileen R. Tabios 
“Kabilang sa mga Nawawala” by Ricky Lee
"Generations" by Ninotchka Rosca 
“In the Garden” by Jose Y. Dalisay Jr.
“Amnesty” by Jose Y. Dalisay Jr.
"Good Intentions 101: SY '72-'73" by Menchu Aquino Sarmiento 
“The Bridge” by Yvette Tan 

[Note: Kamao: Panitikan ng Protesta 1970-1986, edited by Alfrredo Navarro Salangga, Lilia QUindoza-Santigao, Reuel Molina Aguilar, and Herminio S. Beltran Jr. contains stories and poems about Martial Law]

“Against the Dying of the Light: The Filipino Writer and Martial Law” by Ed Maranan
“Once Upon a Time in Manila by Alfredo P. Hernandez
“A Wedding, A Divorce, A Profession and Two Funerals” by Karl M. Gaspar

Martial Law Babies: A Graphic Novel by Arnold Arre
12:01 by Russell Molina and Kajo Baldisimo
EDSA by Russell Molina

Sigwa by Rene O. Villanueva 
May Isang Sundalo by Rene O. Villanueva 
Kaaway sa Sulod by Rene O. Villanueva 
Ligalig by Reuel Molina Aguila 
Buwan at Baril in Eb Major by Chris Millado

Tandaan, Kalayaan, Alagan Video Series by Arnold Arre and Gang Badoy 
Dekada ’70 by Chito Roño
Eskapo by Chito Roño
Sister Stella L. by Mike de Leon
Batch ’81 by Mike de Leon
Moral by Marilou Diaz-Abaya
Kapit sa Patalim by Lino Brocka
Barber’s Tales by Jun Lana 
Batas Militar by the Foundation for Worldwide People Power

Days of Disquiet, Nights of Rage by Pete Lacaba
Project Sea Hawk: The Barbed Wire Journal by Dolores S. Feria
Martial Law in the Philippines: My Story by Aquilino Q. Pimentel Jr.
Subversive Lives: A Family Memoir of the Marcos Years by Susan F. Quimpo, Nathan Gilbert Quimpo, and others
U.G. An Underground Tale: The Journey of Edgar Jopson and the First Quarter Storm Generation by Benjamin Pimentel Jr.

The Conjugal Dictatorship by Primitivo Mijares 
Edifice Complex: Reportage on the Marcoses by Quijano de Manila (Nick Joaquin)
Not on our Watch: Martial Law Really Happened—We Were There edited by Jo-Ann Q. Maglipon
Tibak Rising: Activism in the Days of Martial Law edited by Ferdinand C. Llanes
Inside the Palace: The Rise and Fall of Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos by Beth Day Romulo
Breaking Through: The Struggle Within the CPP by Joel M. Rocamora
Down from the Hill: Ateneo de Manila in the First Ten Years of Martial Law by Cristina Jayme T. Montiel and Susan Evangelista
Mondo Marcos: Writings on Martial Law and the Marcos Babies edited by Frank Cimatu and Roland B. Tolentino
More Assassinations and Conspiracies by Manuel F. Martinez
Living and Dying: In Memory of 11 Ateneo de Manila Martial Law Activists by Geraldine C. Villaluz
Dead Aim: How Marcos Ambushed Philippine Democracy by Conrado de Quiros

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