View the collection of transcripts on living under Martial Law in the Philippines.
These transcripts were interviewed by Kisho Tsuchiya
Dora discusses her childhood, education, teaching career in Mindanao, and her involvement with the student movements in the early 1970s, as well as how her political views changed after the fall of Marcos.
Eutiquio Gumayao discusses his life and career as a native Lumad man, after his education was disrupted by the second world war.
Saturnina Moncada discusses her childhood experiences during the Japanese Occupation, her career in the Del Monte Company, her marriage, and how contemporary youth are different from her generation.
In this interview, Whisky discusses his experiences as a student activist-turned-spy for the military, then as an army ranger sniper, his committing summary killings, and his subsequent conviction for his crimes, imprisonment, and release.
Jennex narrates her life since the 1990s, from her beginnings in southern Zamboanga and her movement to Cagayan de Oro, where she had three relationships and brushes with the law for drug abuse.
Brenda Valencia discusses her move to Cagayan de Oro as a child, memories of living in fear during the Marcos regime’s martial law, and how her family business of smuggling prospered in Puerto during the late twentieth century.
Joan discusses her childhood, career and marriage.
Thelma discusses the various difficulties she overcame to complete her education, and her personal life, from the 1950s.
Marilyn Namuag discusses the many challenges she overcame in her life, beginning with her parents’ divorce, financial struggles, her own marriage, and having to navigate the era of conflict between the government and the New People’s Army in the 1970s-80s Philippines.
Antonio Timugan Jr. discusses growing up in poverty, his career, and how he found a way to have a family of his own and provide for them despite his humble beginnings.
Samuel Ranan discusses his early life, his childhood experiences during the Japanese occupation, his marriage, perceptions of Marcos’ presidency, as well as his career as a licensed treasure hunter in the Philippines, where he was deceived repeatedly by those around him
In the interview, Unie describes her peaceful childhood despite the conflicts in Mindanao, and how her life circumstances changed in her adulthood as she married and moved to other places.
Felicidad Mendez discusses her early life, and how, when In 1983, when the New People’s Army established a stronghold in Valencia City, her family navigated through the by paying “revolutionary tax” to the NPA while remaining neutral between the conflicting parties.