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Former senator Eva Estrada Kalaw passes away at 96

Former Senator Eva Estrada Kalaw, one of the active opposition during the Marcos martial law years, died on Thursday, May 24, at the age of 96.
Kalaw was a two-term senator from 1965 until martial law was declared on September 21, 1972. Her experiences in the Senate were of the tumultuous variety, coinciding with the rise of activism and a surging Communist insurgency.
At a Liberal Party rally on August 21, 1979, Kalaw sustained serious injuries from the Plaza Miranda bombing. She sustained a number of injuries due to shrapnel from the bomb, some of which remained forever embedded in her body.

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UP TWSC to hold forum on the conflicting perceptions of the Marcos Years

The University of the Philippines Third World Studies Center (UP TWSC) is organizing the forum, “My Husband’s Lovers: Ang Pag-ibig at Pagkamuhi kina FM at Meldy mula sa mga Martial Law Babies hanggang sa Kasalukuyang Henerasyon.”
This forum, which is part of the 2013 UP TWSC Public Forum Series entitled, “Marcos Pa Rin! Ang mga Pamana at Sumpa ng Rehimeng Marcos,” will be held on 4 February 2014 (Tuesday), from 9:00 AM to 12:00 NN at the Claro M. Recto Hall, Bulwagang Rizal (Faculty Center), University of the Philippines-Diliman.
The public forum will feature as speakers Dr. Teresita G. Maceda of the …

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Former Collegian Editor to launch memoir in honor of First Quarter Storm heroes

UP alumnus and former Philippine Collegian Editor-in-Chief Nelson Navarro will launch his memoir, The Half-Remembered Past, at Salute to the First Quarter Storm, on 30 January 2014, Friday, at 4:00 o’clock in the afternoon, at the Quezon Hall, UP Diliman, Quezon City.
Sponsored by the Office of the President of the University of the Philippines System and the Alpha Phi Beta Fraternity, the launch will also mark the 44th anniversary of the First Quarter Storm where Navarro and his fellow student leaders took to the streets to protest the socio-political and economic issues in the late 1960’s.
One of Navarro’s contemporaries, Ericson …

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