The 50th anniversay of martial law circa 1972


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“Experts on the Constitution point out that martial law is a last resort, one available exclusively to the President, to save the country from turmoil, chaos and collapse” Fifty years ago, then President Ferdinand Edralin Marcos Sr. issued Proclamation 1081 which placed the entire country under martial law. Although the said proclamation was dated September 21, 1972, its enforcement began only in the early morning hours of September 23. This account is supported by the fact that the proclamation was announced in the September 24, 1972 issue of the Philippines Sunday Express. Today, therefore, is the 50th anniversary of that...