Demokrasya kag Kahilwayan Tindogan! Angay sang mga Baganihan sa Kasayasayan: A National Heroes' Day Online Forum
EVENT #: 68276
Rationale: The gains that we now enjoy like freedom and democracy were fought for with blood and life of our heroes like Jose Rizal, Andres Bonifacio, Gabriela Silang, Teresa Magbanua, and the WWII guerillas and veterans. Much recent in our history is the Filipino youth who fought against the Marcos dictatorship in what was dubbed as the First Quarter Storm of the 70s. This was followed by the martyrdom of Ninoy Aquino and which immortalized by the peaceful EDSA People Power Revolt in the 80s. Many fights followed suit which brought down elected leaders and installed new ones in the 90s and 2000s. Fast forward today, the hard-fought freedoms by our heroes and modern-day martyrs are disregarded by the present administration by asserting a 16-million vote mandate to legitimize many anti-people actions. This is made clearer by new laws, policies, and ordinances and manifested by the manner that the Covid-19 pandemic is being (mis)managed. We believe that there is a need to find a sense from all of these and to remember the struggles that our heroes and martyrs went through for us to enjoy the freedom that we have today. The National Heroes Day is a fitting remembrance if only to inspire us to become more vigilant of our freedom and to exercise active citizenship.
This is the intention behind the online forum themed as: “Demokrasya kag Kahilwayan Tindogan! Angay sang mga Baganihan sa Kasaysayan” by the Ilonggos' Against Terrorism Act (IMATA).
Join the online forum and learn about relevant issues from the discussion like the Anti-Terrorism Act, Death Penalty, and Charter Change from speakers and panel of reactors who represent the different sectors of society.