17 Feb 2023 | Ateneo University Press
The Ateneo University Press, in cooperation with various organizations, has prepared this lineup of events as a call to remember the legacy of the EDSA People Power revolution and to help us collectively reclaim EDSA as a historical event.
Martial Law in the Philippines: Lessons & Legacies, 1972-2022
February 21, 2023, Tuesday, 3:00 pm
Pacifico Ortiz Hall, Ateneo School of Government, Ateneo de Manila University
Online via Zoom and Facebook Live
Edited by Edilberto C. De Jesus and Ivyrose S. Baysic, Martial Law in the Philippines is composed of essays revisiting the martial law regime imposed by Ferdinand Marcos Sr. fifty years ago. This book provides information and analyses of its legacy of complex and contentious issues that still require resolution.
Joining the editors at the book launch is a panel of chapter authors–Mary Racelis, Professor at the Ateneo de Manila University, RADM Rommel Jude Ong (Ret), Professor of Praxis at the Ateneo School of Government, and Jayeel S. Cornelio, Associate Dean for Research and Creative Work at the Ateneo de Manila University.
RSVP is required. Kindly register here on or before Saturday, February 18, and indicate whether you are attending onsite or online.
Martial Law in the Philippines: Lessons & Legacies, 1972-2022 will be available at the launch and at Ateneo Press’s online stores on February 21.
False Nostalgia: The Marcos Golden Age Myths and How to Debunk Them
February 24, 2023, Friday, 3:00 pm
Auditorium, UP School of Economics, University of the Philippines Diliman
Online via Zoom and Facebook Live
False Nostalgia aims to tear down the myriad myths about the Marcoses that have proliferated for decades. Each chapter starts with a common myth or misconception about Marcos Sr.’s martial law and its economic aspects, followed by a quick rebuttal. Using hard facts and data written in accessible language, the book deep dives into various aspects of the Marcosian economy. It gives the economic and political milieu of the time in both context and detail.
Joining the launch is a panel of discussants who are themselves authorities in various fields–historian and academic Maria Serena “Maris” Diokno for a historical perspective, journalist and author Marites Dañguilan Vitug for journalism, and economist and UP professor emeritus Emmanuel S. de Dios for another economic perspective.
The book launch is open to all. Register here.
False Nostalgia: The Marcos Golden Age Myths and How to Debunk Them will be available at the launch and at the Ateneo Press’s online stores on February 24.
People Power, An Eyewitness History: The Philippine Revolution of 1986 (Digital Edition)
February 27, 2023, Monday, 5:00 pm
Online via Zoom and YouTube Live
The iconic book People Power, An Eyewitness History: The Philippine Revolution of 1986 will be reissued digitally this February.
People Power, An Eyewitness History is a photo book, comprised of statements by participants and observers of the nonviolent 'people power' revolution. Events are shown and described chronologically, beginning with Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino's return to Manila in August 1983, his assassination and funeral (the latter turning into the first major anti-Marcos demonstration), and ending with a photo of Corazon Aquino addressing an ecstatic throng. The 247 pictures collected here, many taken by amateurs, are alternately scary, touching, and inspiring. Included are shots of citizens guarding ballot boxes against government goons, crowds shielding reformist soldiers from loyalist task forces, and people attempting to disarm the Marcos troops with flowers.
Register here to attend the launch.
EDSA Anniversary Book Sale
Lazada and Shopee
Selected titles will be on sale at 5-20% off at our Lazada and Shopee stores from February 25th until the 27th. Sale starts at 9:00 am on February 25.
Add to cart here: Lazada | Shopee
We hope the lessons from these titles contribute to separating propaganda from fact, and myth from truth.