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Angat Buhay Hope Cards, Bili Na!

Ipadama ang pakikiisa, #IpasaAngPagasa gamit ang ating ✨ Angat Buhay Hope Cards ✨ We have partnered with Robert Alejandro to create hope cards that you can share to family and friends, perfect for all seasons!  For every purchase, Iskaparate will donate 100% of its sales to Angat Buhay for our partner communities and advocacies.  Sulit na sulit ang bawat set na mayroong 12 hope cards at 4 na design, sa halagang 899Php! Available na ito sa: šŸ›’ Iskaparate ( šŸ›’ Museo ng Pag-asa Gift Shop  Magkakaroon din tayo ng single hope cards sa halagang 80Php, abangan lang ang ibang detalye sa ating page.  I-add to cart na, at i-share mo na rin sa mga kakilala! šŸ˜Š


The undelivered speech of Senator Benigno S. Aquino Jr. upon his return from the United States of America on August 21, 1983. "I have returned on my free will to join the ranks of those struggling to restore our rights and freedoms through nonviolence. I seek no confrontation. I only pray and will strive for a genuine national reconciliation founded on justice. I am prepared for the worst, and have decided against the advice of my mother, my spiritual adviser, many of my tested friends and a few of my most valued political mentors. A death sentence awaits me. Two more subversion charges, both calling for death penalties, have been filed since I left three years ago and are now pending with the courts. I could have opted to seek political asylum in America, but I feel it is my duty, as it is the duty of every Filipino, to suffer with his people especially in time of crisis. I never sought nor have I been given assurances or promise of leniency by the regime. I return voluntarily ar

Angat Bayanihan Meeting Registration

Ngayong araw, nilulunsad namin ang #AngatBayanihan — ito ang ating VOLUNTEER PROGRAM sa Angat Buhay kung saan puwede kayong mag-ambag ng oras, talento, o kahit anong tulong para sa agarang pangangailangan ng ating mga kababayan.  Dito, puwede kang magsagawa ng iba’t ibang klase ng paglapit at pagtulong sa kapwa, lalo na para doon sa mga nakilala natin sa ating mga pag-iikot sa iba’t ibang parte ng Pilipinas.  Ilang halimbawa ng pagbabayanihan sa pamamagitan ng Angat Buhay ang agarang pagkilos ng volunteer groups sa Abra at Ilocos provinces na tumugon sa pangangailangan ng mga nasalanta ng lindol. Bago pa man iyan, nagsagawa rin ng relief operations ang ating magigiting na volunteers para sa apektado ng Banaue landslides. Nariyan din ang mga kabataan sa Maynila na magsasagawa ng kanilang medical mission sa komunidad. Nitong nakaraang Sabado, may individual volunteers na bumisita sa ating Community Learning Hub para magbigay ng mga libro para sa ating learners. Napakaraming p


Republic Act No. 6713 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A CODE OF CONDUCT AND ETHICAL STANDARDS FOR PUBLIC OFFICIALS AND EMPLOYEES, TO   UPHOLD THE TIME-HONORED PRINCIPLE OF PUBLIC OFFICE BEING A PUBLIC TRUST, GRANTING INCENTIVES AND REWARDS FOR EXEMPLARY SERVICE, ENUMERATING PROHIBITED ACTS AND TRANSACTIONS AND PROVIDING PENALTIES FOR   VIOLATIONS THEREOF AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES Section 1. Title. - This Act shall be known as the "Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees." Section 2. Declaration of Policies. - It is the policy of the State to promote a high standard of ethics in public service. Public officials and employees shall at all times be accountable to the people and shall discharge their duties with utmost responsibility, integrity, competence, and loyalty, act with patriotism and justice, lead modest lives, and uphold public interest over personal interest. Section 3. Definition of Terms. - As used in this Act, the term: (a) "Go

Never Again! Never Forget!

Why does it matter?  Can't we move on? There is a thin line between moving forward and forgetting. The occurrence of collective amnesia did not happen only by mistake or overnight. Correctly remembering what happened during Martial Law is important, especially amidst ongoing conversations that attempt to revise history. While others have made attempts through social media platforms to cement the Martial Law's place in our cultural memory, we have a clear social responsibility to be accountable for our actions and be conscious of its impact on others and in our communities. Truths are learned to be remembered and not to be forgotten. There is nothing wrong with forgiving and moving forward, but what makes things hard to digest is when accountability is neglected. In that case, chances are, Filipinos will find it hard to value, defend, and promote our freedom. To be reminded to #NeverForget does not necessarily mean holding a grudge until our very last breath. It will


The US Army records found no evidence to support Ferdinand E. Marcos' claims that he led Ang Mga Maharlika military operations against Japanese forces from 1942 to 1944. Instead, the Army dismissed the claim as "fraudulent" and "absurd." Furthermore, according to The National Historical Commission of the Philippines, Marcos Sr. did not receive three medals, including the DSC, Silver Heart, and Purple Heart, while serving as Major-ranked military personnel. SOURCE:  SCHEMA SLU References: Holmes, K. (n.d.). Wendell Fertig and His Guerrilla Forces in the Philippines: Fighting the Japanese Occupation, 1942-1945. McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. Retrieved August 04, 2022 from x1XIBwAAQBAJ&oi=fnd&pg=PP1&dq=guerrilla+force+philippines&ots=QvAAgktb-&sig=Hh2PVAA98v7YrqDP0euczNy-o VY&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=guerrilla force philippines&f=false MARCOS'S WARTIME


Juan Ponce Enrile, a former administrator during Martial Law, claimed that no massacres occurred during Martial Law that could be comparable to the Mendiola Massacre during Corazon Aquino's presidency. The truth is that were two massacres that occurred during the Martial Law, and both of these events were done against the Muslim communities in Mindanao. The first massacre was the Palimbang or the Malisbong Massacre that happened in a municipality in Sultan Kudarat called Palimbang. The second massacre also took place in Mindanao; it occurred in Bingcul on November 12, 1977. SOURCE:  SCHEMA SLU References: Charleston, M.A., Chua, ".B., Chua, X., Cornelio, M., & Elumbre, A.L. (2012). TORTYUR: Human Rights Violations During The Marcos Regime. List of Victims and Recognized Motu Proprio. (n.d.). Human Rights Violations Victims' Memorial Commission. Retrieved August 4, 2022, from


Former first lady, Imelda Marcos was convicted of corruption charges by the Sandiganbayan anti-graft court. Imelda Marcos was found guilty of seven violations of Republic Act 3019, also known as the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act. The Marcoses have also lost several foreign cases involving ill-gotten wealth. SOURCE:  SCHEMA SLU References: Gutierrez, J. (2018, November 9). Imelda Marcos Is Sentenced to Decades in Prison for Corruption (Published 2018). The New York Times. Retrieved August 4, 2022, from sentenced-philippines.html Montinola, G.R. (1999). Parties and Accountability in the Philippines. Journal of Democracy 10(1), 126-140. doi:10.1353/ jod.1999.0013.


Although Nutribun was distributed to combat malnutrition among young children in the Philippines during the Marcos regime, it was a project of the United States Agency for International Development, not the Marcos administration. There is also no credible evidence to support the claim that no children went hungry during Marcos' presidency. According to the United Nations Children's Fund in 2018, over 1 million children were hungry and 140,000 children from Negros Occidentales suffered from third-degree malnutrition between 1984 and 1986. SOURCE:  SCHEMA SLU References: Engel, R. (1974, July 2). Nutrition and Related Services Provided to the Republic of the Philippines by Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univexsit. Retrieved August 4, 2022, from Orillos, J. B. (2018, September 21). Nutribun's History in the Philippines. Esquire Philippines. Retrieved August 4, 2022, from https://www.esquire


While many people believed that the peso and the dollar were on equal footing, this was not the case-before the Marcos regime, President Diosdado Macapagal had the exchange rate set at 1 USD: 3.70 PHP, and food and non-food prices had tripled by the last decade of Martial Law. Furthermore, the Philippines was unable to match the manufacturing success of neighboring countries, constraining economic growth. Official government data on the country's GDP and GDP per capita show that the economy was already in decline by the end of the Marcos regime. Source:  SCHEMA SLU References: Dohner, R. S., & Intal, P. (n.d.). Introduction to "Developing Country Debt and Economic Performance, Volume 3: Country Studies - Indonesia, Korea, Philippine. National Bureau of Economic Research. Retrieved August 4, 2022, from Martial Law in Data. (n.d.). Martial Law Museum. Retrieved August 4, 2022, from https://martiallawmuseu


While people consistently talk about the curfew implemented, the lesser mentioned evil was when armed forces entered, searched, and questioned the household members or any given gathering without a warrant. As of today, the Human Rights Violations Victims' Memorial Commision listed 11,103 victims of human rights violations from 1972 to 1986. However, Amnesty International (an international non-government organization focused on human rights) estimated a total of 70,000 jailed, 34,000 tortured, and 3,240 killed in the time of Martial Law. Those who befell this misfortune were subjected to unforgiving interrogation and sometimes relentless torture, regardless of whether or not they were involved in activist movements. Russian roulette, water torture, rape, electric shock, and more were among the torture methods used. Source:  SCHEMA SLU References: Chua, M. (n.d.). TORTYUR: Human Rights Violations During The Marcos Regime. Retrieved August 4, 2022, from http


During Marcos' reign, the Philippines never became the "richest country in Asia." Data on each Asian country's gross domestic product (GDP) and GDP per capita, two indicators of a country's prosperity, demonstrated that the Philippines was never the wealthiest in Southeast Asia. The Philippines' economy declined in the latter half of Ferdinand Marcos' presidency. In 1977, the country's GDP and GDP per capita began to fall. The country's GDP growth rate went from 8.9% in 1973 to -7.3%. According to economists, its economic decline has cost it two decades of development. The Philippines was dubbed the "Sick Man of Asia" at the time. Source: SCHEMA SLU References: VERA FILES FACT CHECK: PH NOT richest country in Asia during Marcos era. (2021, May 27). VERA Files. Retrieved August 4, 2022, from


While it is true that there were several reported structures built during that time, the nation was heavily in debt. From 1978 through 1991, the coujntry's debt was more than 200 percent of exports, with a high point in 1985, Marcos' final full year in office. Although rumors have circulated about how cheap the products were during Marcos' reign, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) has recorded that their reign had the highest initiation rate to date. According to the Bureau of Labor and Employment Statistics Authority, under Marcos' dictatorship, the unemployment rate grew, and poverty persisted. The significant underemployment brought on by the martial law regime from 10% to 33% underemployed reflects the worsening of welfare for Filipino families and increasing poverty. A single man having ultimate authority over an entire economy might set the country's economic progress decades behind the line. Source:  Schema SLU References: Lanzona, L. (2015