Youth showed force in a Millennial Throwback Forum organized by Balay Rehabilitation Center during the national day of protestVarious youth groups and young individuals from different universities and organizations flocked at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani Auditorium in the morning of September 21 to listen to first-hand experiences of Martial Law survivors during the Martial Rule of Ferdinand Marcos.
Balay Rehabilitation Center in partnership with Human Rights Online Philippines and International Studies Society (ISSOC) of Mirriam College organized a millennial throwback entitled Martial Law Noon…At Ngayon? to commemorate the 45th year of the declaration of Martial Law in 1972.
Those who spoke during the forum were martial law survivors Hilda Narciso and playwright Levy Balgos dela Cruz. Both shared their experiences of suffering and torture under the grim years of the Marcos regime.
Dela Cruz shared that the recent happenings in the country remind him of the martial law years. He also expressed his gratitude that more and more millennials are standing up for the rights that they once fought.
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