Memories of a martial law baby

“Later in the day, Ferdinand Marcos announced on TV that martial law was upon us. He was in charge. It was not a military takeover. That blurry image captured in black and white, now part of archival footage, forms part of my childhood memories together with the Bagong Lipunan song, curfew, drop boxes to surrender firearms at street corners, and slogans like ‘Sa ikauunlad ng bayan, disiplina ang kailangan’.” — Ambeth Ocampo

Memories of a martial law baby


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My name is Terrie. I write for a living and blog for pleasure. Some days, I get up in the morning and know precisely what kind of day it is. At other times, I get knocked over for a loop. People seem to like confiding in me. When I was younger, I thought I knew everything and can tell you what you need to do if you ask me. Now that I'm older, I realize I don't know anything. That's been my motivation for the blog and for writing. To figure out the unknown and unknowable.

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