Marcos regime "blood-soaked, not golden" - martial law victims

Today, we commemorate the 50th year after the declaration of martial law by former dictator Ferdinand Marcos Sr. Also known as one of the bloodiest period in Philippine history, his family and cohorts looted the nation's coffers and blatantly committed various violations of people's fundamental rights under his authoritarian regime. Thousands of Filipinos from different walks of life were harassed, abducted, imprisoned, tortured, killed, or forcibly disappeared under Marcos' martial rule.

Marcos Jr.’s US trip insults martial law survivors, kin

In a press conference, martial law survivors and son of one of the named plaintiffs in the landmark class action suit in Hawaii, US decried the upcoming state visit of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. in the United States, calling it an “insult” to human rights violations victims as they mark the 50th year after the imposition of martial law by his father, the dictator Marcos Sr.

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Martial law victims oppose naming of university after former dictator Marcos

Martial law victims under the Samahan ng Ex-Detainees Laban sa Detensyon at Aresto (SELDA) strongly oppose the move to rename Mariano Marcos State University in Batac, Ilocos Norte to Ferdinand E. Marcos State University through proposed House Bill 2407.

Martial law victims echo call to jail "suddenly healthy" Imelda Marcos over graft conviction

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Former martial law victims under the Samahan ng Ex-Detainees Laban sa Detensyon at Aresto (SELDA) reiterated their call for the Supreme Court to affirm Sandiganbayan’s decision to convict former first lady Imelda Marcos, as her daughter Imee said that she is “suddenly healthy” after her son Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s win in the presidential elections.

Marcoses stealing from Filipinos twice over for refusing to pay taxes, martial law survivors and rights defenders say

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The Marcoses’ refusal to pay their taxes is “stealing from Filipinos twice over,” martial law survivors and human rights defenders asserted on Wednesday as they pressed calls for the late dictator’s family to pay their P203.8 billion worth of deficiency estate taxes to the Philippine government.

Martial law survivors appeal to SC: Affirm Imelda’s conviction, send her to jail

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Marcos’ martial law victims and survivors led by SELDA (Samahan ng Ex-Detainees Laban sa Detensyon at Aresto) and the Campaign Against the Return of the Marcoses to Malacanang and Martial Law (CARMMA) appealed to the Supreme Court today to affirm former first lady Imelda Marcos’ conviction by the Sandiganbayan.

SELDA's statement on the petition to cancel Bongbong Marcos' presidential bid

SELDA (Samahan ng Ex-Detainees Laban sa Detensyon at Aresto) welcomes the petition of different human rights groups filed at the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) to cancel the Certificate of Candidacy (COC) of Ferdinand Marcos, Jr., which would disqualify him as candidate in the 2022 presidential elections.

SELDA statement on KBL's endorsement of BBM to run for president on 2022 national elections

The Samahan ng Ex-Detainees Laban sa Detensyon at Aresto (SELDA) vehemently denounces Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos’ shameless intention to run for president in the upcoming national elections, and the Marcoses’ desperate attempts to restore its political control over the country.

SELDA's wish on Imelda Marcos's birthday: "Put her in jail"

On Imelda Marcos's 92nd birthday, former Martial Law victims under the Samahan ng Ex-Detainees Laban sa Detensyon at Aresto (SELDA) assert the call for the immediate arrest and incarceration of the former first lady.

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