Kirsty Hamilton voicecast to the BBC regarding the end of martial law in the Philippines
|Collections||Kirsty Hamilton Asia Pacific interviews|
|Title:||Kirsty Hamilton voicecast to the BBC regarding the end of martial law in the Philippines|
|Author(s):||Speaker: Hamilton, Kirsty (c1950 - 2011)|
Ferdinand Marcos was the first president in the Philippines to be reelected to a second term. Students and other citizens staged violent public protests against his rule. The Filipino Communist Party reemerged as a threat and a Muslim separatist movement in the south urged succession. President Marcos responded to all of these threats by declaring martial law on 21 September 1972. He suspended habeas corpus, imposed a curfew and his jailed opponents. On 17 January 1981 Marcos suspended this period of martial law in preparation for the visit to the Philippines by Pope John Paul II.
|Other Identifiers:||ANUA 466-5|
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