UP Days of Remembrance 2021 (Day 1)
Dambana ng Gunita Day 1
Hindi Bayani si Marcos (Marcos Myth-Making and Deception)
Title: “U? The Good, The True and the Beautiful… LOL!”
Moderator: Prof. Jonalou Labor
Pres. Danilo Concepcion
“Overview of Mythmaking, Deception, and Propaganda of the
Marcos Dictatorship (Keynote Speech)
Dr. Ramon G. Guillermo Center for International Studies, UP Diliman
“Manipulated Biographies of Ferdinand Marcos
Dr. Roderick C. Javar Department of Social Sciences, UP Los Baños
“Fake Heroism of Ferdinand Marcos”
Dr. Ricardo T. Jose
UP Diliman- Department of History
“Tasadays as ‘Stone Age’ People”
Dr. Carlos P. Tatel, Jr.
UP Diliman- Department of Anthropology
“Intellectual Production of Ferdinand Marcos”
Prof. Miguel Reyes
UP Diliman- Third World Studies Center
“Edifice Complex at ang Diktadura”
Dr. Gerard Rey Lico College of Architecture, UP Diliman
UP Days of Remembrance to shine a light on the myths and misinformation on Martial Law and the Marcos regime
September 15, 2021 | Written by Celeste Ann Castillo Llaneta
The anniversary of the signing of Proclamation No. 1081 by Ferdinand Marcos, placing the Philippines under Martial Law, is coming up on September 21. And yet, 49 years later, we continue to deal with lies, misinformation and historical revisionism of Martial Law and the Marcos regime on various media platforms.
This coming week, scholars of history and the social sciences from the University of the Philippines (UP) and other universities here and abroad will team up with human rights activists to set the record straight regarding the myths of Martial Law and the Marcos regime through the UP Days of Remembrance. This is the University’s week-long virtual commemoration that aims to honor the struggle of the Filipino people under the authoritarian regime and UP’s contribution to the uprising against the Marcos dictatorship. It will be held from September 20 to 24, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
With the theme, “Dambana ng Gunita: Mga Batayang Katotohanan at Aral ng Batas Militar”, the commemoration will go in depth on the specific issues that often fall prey to misinformation, such as: Marcos’s alleged heroism; the supposed peaceful society during the Martial Law years; the truth with regard to human rights violations under the Marcos regime; the myth of an economic golden age under the Marcoses; and, the rampant corruption and cronyism of the Marcos administration that set our country back decades. This will be done through educational discussions and conversations on what really happened during the dark years of the Marcos regime.