Profiles of Courage

Ma. Socorro Alcantara

Despite an exhaustive online search of articles, e-library databases and websites, no mention of Ma. Socorro Alcantara can be found other than her name in the Freedom Memorial’s Roll of Victims.[1] When searching up her name, all combinations, including “Ma.,” “Maria,” “Ma. Socorro,” “Maria Socorro” along with her surname were taken into consideration. They were also paired with keywords such as “Martial Law,” “Marcos,” and “human rights” to widen the parameters of the search, but likewise yielded no results. All available books were checked to no avail as well.

Given the current situation of the country as Filipinos face the COVID-19 pandemic, conducting research, accessing sources and visiting archives have been made more difficult. At this time, it is not possible to construct a satisfactory profile on Alcantara that will do her justice. This profile will be updated as more sources become available. Nevertheless, Ma. Socorro Alcantara is given recognition as one of the motu proprio victims of the Martial Law period.

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“Roll of Victims.” Freedom Memorial. Accessed June 3, 2021.

[1] “Roll of Victims,” Freedom Memorial, accessed June 3, 2021,

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Alcantara, Ma. Socorro

Birthday: N/A

Parents: N/A

Spouse: N/A

Children: N/A

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