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Martial Law Timeline: The Road to Proclamation 1081 and Beyond

September 19, 2012 8:24pm

Forty years ago, in September 1972, President Ferdinand Marcos signed Proclamation 1081, which placed the entire country under Martial Law. GMA News Online put together a timeline that traces his rise to power and eventual downfall, highlighting the years that many Filipinos describe as "the darkest period in recent Philippine history."

This Saturday, September 22, at 8:45 PM on GMA News TV, catch "1081," a GMA News TV documentary about the 40th anniversary of Marital Law, hosted by Kara David.

Photos and audio clips from 'Batas Militar' courtesy of the Eggie Apostol Foundation and Task Force Detainees of the Philippines

Research from '1081' Production Team & GMA News Research, with Job De Leon & Ces Vitan

Art by Den Fajardo

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