Fast Facts about
Martial Law


Essential Truths 72-86
Infographic Design Competition


The design competition was hosted by the U.P. Department of History and the U.P. College of Fine Arts in partnership with HRVVMC. The contest’s focus was on the Essential Truths on the Martial Law years, particularly on the truths surrounding the declaration of Martial Law. Its aim was to feature skills and talents of the students in making socially relevant infographic design.


The Jurors

Essential Truths 72-86 Infographic Design Competition

It was launched on September 21, 2019 and opened to all students of U.P. Diliman. In recognition of the need to reach out to the students and the youth, the submitted works will be displayed in the Freedom Memorial Museum. In addition, the winning entry will be included in the resource materials on the eEssential Truths on the Martial Law years provided by the HRVVMC. The panel of judges included Dr. Kerby Clado Alvarez and Asst. Prof. Francisco Jayme Paolo A. Guiang of the U.P department of History and Asst. Prof. Marc J. San Valentin of the U.P. College of Fine Arts. 


Infographics Entries

Essential Truths 72-86 Infographic Design Competition

The Winner

Essential Truths 72-86 Infographic Design Competition

The Essential Truths 72-86: an Infographic Design Competition culminated last December 21, 2019 with announcement of the winner. Rex Menard L. Cervales bested the 25 submitted entries. He clinched the grand prize worth php 20,000.00. 

The winner is a 1st year bs community nutrition student. He served as the business manager for the Philippine Collegian, as well as the writer for the Rebel Kule. 

Congratulations Rex!


Educational Outreach Activities


Questions from Students and Educators
Students of University of Pangasinan posing with their free popcorn snacks for the Liway Film Screening at their school
Liway Film Screening

HRVVMC’s education program recognizes the value of using various methods in teaching the events that have happened from 1972 – 1986. Film screening has been one of these methods.

HRVVMC have been searching for partners around the Philippines who could conduct a special film screening of “Liway”, a film written and directed by Mr. Kip Oebanda. This film was one of the highest grossing Filipino independent films in Cinemalaya History that showcases the life of a child who grew up in prison because his parents were caught by agents of the state for fighting against Martial Law.

This educational outreach activity aims to impart all the values that can be learned from one of the most important periods in the Philippine History, to further understand the impacts of the Marcos Administration at the grassroots level and to gather insights from the students, teachers, parents relative to the 1972 – 1986 Martial Law. Given the value of insights and inputs of both teachers and students about the film, each screening would be concluded through a panel discussion composed of speakers from the partner institution, HRVVMC, CHR, and other organizations advocating for human rights.

If you would like to hold a Liway Film Screening for your school, you may email us at [email protected] or fill up the form below.

Address: 2/F J&S Building 104 Kalayaan Avenue, Quezon City, Philippines

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