In 1972 Ferdinand E. Marcos declared martial
law in response to the communist threat" posed
by the newly founded Communist Part of the
Philippines and the sectarian "rebellion" of the
Mindanao Independence Movement.
Martial law involves the temporary
substitution of military authority for civilian
rule and is usually invoked in time of war,
rebellion, or natural disaster. When martial
law is in effect, the military commander of
an area or country has unlimited authority
to make and enforce laws.
The people did not like this law because it made curfews that took away our
freeness so over 2 million Filipinos went to Epifanio de Los Santos Avenue
(EDSA) to demand the restoration of democracy.
By Rich Calix G. Esguerra
"The Edsa Revolution was not about the Aquino's vs Ferdinando but the