AS far as the Philippine government is concerned, Sept. 21, 1972 is not worth remembering. Unlike similar days in Philippine history that could be called infamous or tragic—say, the execution of Jose Rizal or the Fall of Bataan—9/21 is not a day the government marks with ceremony.
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By ELIZABETH LOLARGA
CALLED “the heroic generation,” these are baby boomers who forsook their parents’ post-war dreams for them to finish a college education, find a stable job and settle down but instead took tremendous risks in defying the state’s force to fight for seemingly abstract rights that today’s youth take for granted, freedom of expression and being able to vote for the President of one’s choice, among others.