(TODAY we yield this space to the statement of the Philippine Press Institute on the National Day of Protest declaration yesterday)Today, as declared National Day of Protest, is a grim reminder of the horrors of Martial Law.

 Those harrowing years of abuses and violence inflicted on civilians, activists, and media would go down in history as one of our nation’s worst periods.

 How these have shaped our quest for democracy and freedom – and their restoration – are narratives worth telling and re-telling today and for generations to come.

 While #NeverAgain is a mantra and a verbal protest through the years, we enjoin the public in keeping our democratic instutions in check by speaking to power if and when necessary and calling out abuses.

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