Revival for Philippine protest songs from era before Ferdinand Marcos imposed martial law

//Revival for Philippine protest songs from era before Ferdinand Marcos imposed martial law

Revival for Philippine protest songs from era before Ferdinand Marcos imposed martial law

The bell still tolls for veterans of a period of unrest that rocked the Philippines during the first three months of 1970. Known as the First Quarter Storm (FQS), the movement mainly consisted of students and other young people enraged at government subservience to foreign powers and the looming dictatorship of then-president Ferdinand Marcos. Two years later, Marcos would impose martial law that effectively remained in place until he was deposed in 1986 by massive demonstrations. The music…

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