The rest of the world may attach a different significance to it nowadays. But September 11 has been a significant date for Filipinos since 1972.

The year marked the declaration of martial law, the first open attempt to place the country under a dictatorship. That declaration also happened in September

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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