Ferdinand Marcos placed the Philippines under martial law 30 years ago to the day. Filipinos came to know about it only two days later, however. Marcos had signed Presidential Proclamation 1081 on the 21st, but implemented it only in the evening of the 22nd. That was when, order cover of night, he had his political opponents and other

Prof. Luis V. Teodoro is a former dean of the University of the Philippines College of Mass Communication, where he used to teach journalism. He writes political commentary for BusinessWorld.

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