\n<div style="text-align: center;">\t<em><img alt="" src="http:\/\/www8.gmanews.tv\/webpics\/v3\/2012\/09\/1081thumb.jpg" style="width: 576px; height: 433px;" \/><\/em><\/div><br n\/><em>"I, Ferdinand E. Marcos, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested upon me by the Constitution; do hereby place the entire Philippines under Martial Law."<\/em><br n\/> <br n\/>This statement changed the course of Philippine history on the historic and fateful day of September 21, 1972. The declaration of Proclamation 1081 was justified as a means to address the peace and order situation, to redistribute wealth to the poor and to create a New Society. But through Proclamation 1081, then President Marcos managed to take control of all branches of government. Opposition leaders like Senators Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino, Jose Diokno and Jovito Salonga, activists, labor leaders and journalists were detained. Except for the military, no one is allowed on the streets starting at midnight. Media outfits were either closed down or tightly controlled. <br n\/> <br n\/>For the 40<sup>th<\/sup> anniversary declaration, GMA News TV comes out with a timely documentary entitled "1081". The one-hour documentary intends to introduce and educate the public, especially the younger generation on life during the Martial Law years. "1081" will gather political leaders, businessmen, journalists, human rights victims, as well as military men and officials who were part of the Marcos administration.<br n\/> <br n\/>1081 Special will be hosted by multi-awarded journalist and Peabody Award winner Kara David and airs September 22, 2012 at 8:45pm on GMA News TV Channel 11.