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The Remains of a Dictatorship:

An International Conference on the Philippines under Marcos


Organized by
Philippine Studies: Historical and Ethnographic Viewpoints
and the
Deans Office, School of Social Sciences, Loyola Schools
Ateneo de Manila University

Novotel Manila Araneta Center


Quezon City, Philippines
34 August 2017

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

3 August 2017 (Thursday)

8.00 8:30 Registration

8.30 8.45 Opening Ceremonies


Gaugin Room

National Anthem

Invocation

Introduction of the Dean, School of Social Sciences


Filomeno V Aguilar Jr, PhD
Professor, Department of History
Editor, Philippine Studies: Historical and Ethnographic Viewpoints
Ateneo de Manila University

Welcome Remarks
Fernando T Aldaba, PhD
Dean, School of Social Sciences
Ateneo de Manila University

8.45 10.45 SESSION 1: Plenary Panel


Soldier, Lawyer, Author, Fraud: Manufacturing the Many Fictions of
Ferdinand Marcos
Gaugin Room

On Marcoss Medal for Valor


RICARDO T. JOSE
University of the Philippines-Diliman

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Marcoss Brilliance: Creating Ferdinand Marcos, the Scholar-
President
MIGUEL PAOLO P. REYES
University of the Philippines-Diliman

The Dead Body Politics in the Marcos Playbook


CHRISTIAN VICTOR A. MASANGKAY
University of the Philippines-Diliman

Finding Marcoss Immortal Legacy in Bullion Buyer Ltd.


JOEL F. ARIATE JR.
University of the Philippines-Diliman

10.45 11.00 Morning Refreshments

11.30 1.00 SESSION 2: Simultaneous Panels

Session 2-A
Salvaging Memories: Books, Publishers, and Martial Law
Gaugin Room

The Writing of Subversive Lives: A Family Memoir of the Marcos


Years
MARIA KARINA A. BOLASCO
Ateneo de Manila University

Publication, Death, and The Conjugal Dictatorship of Ferdinand and


Imelda Marcos
VERNON R. TOTANES
Ateneo de Manila University

The Making of the Tadhana Project


ROMMEL A. CURAMING
University of Brunei Darussalam

Session 2-B
The Arts against the Marcosian Machine
Van Gogh Room

Here Lies Love: Making Sense of Martial Law


CHRISTINE BACAREZA BALANCE
Asian American Studies (UC Irvine)

Pagkahaba-haba man ng Prusisyon: Reading the Translational


Context of Dulaang UPs Maiden Play
VLADIMEIR B. GONZALES

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University of the Philippines-Diliman

The UP Repertory Company and Tula-Dula: Role of Student-Artists'


Activism in Marcoss Era
MARK ANTHONY E. LOPEZ
University of the Philippines-Diliman and Philippine Science High
School

Session 2-C
Forming and Retrieving Martial Law Memories
Cezanne Room

Moving on or Repressing Memory? A Memory Studies Analysis of


the Marcos Burial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani
JOCELYN MARTIN
Ateneo de Manila University

The True Marcos Ideology: An Analysis of Bongbong Marcoss


Ideographs in the 2016 Vice Presidential Debate
HANNAH FAITH P. SAAB
University of the Philippines-Diliman

The Perverts Guide to Historical Revisionism: A Proposal


VICTOR BAUTISTA
Ateneo de Manila University

1.00 2.00 Lunch


Gaugin Room

2.00 4.00 SESSION 3: Simultaneous Panels

Session 3-A
The Institutions and Infrastructures of Marcosian Modernization
Gaugin Room

Crisis amidst Crisis: Disasters during the Marcos Administration,


19661986
MA. LUISA DE LEON-BOLINAO
University of the Philippines-Diliman

Hunger, Malnutrition, and the New Society: US Food Diplomacy and


Marcosian Biopolitics during the Martial Law Era
LEO ANGELO NERY
Ateneo de Manila University

Wings for a Dictator: The Philippine Commercial Aviation Industry


during the Marcos Dictatorship

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PATRICK JOHN F. MANSUJETO
Philippine State College of Aeronautics | University of the Philippines-
Diliman

The Inside Out of the Philippine Heart Center Hospital


MARIA ANGELICA VICERAL
University of the Philippines-Diliman

Session 3-B
Beyond the Moro Struggle: Revisiting Mindanaos Marcos-Era Stories
Van Gogh Room

An Oral History of the Political Activism of the Cagayanons during


the Marcos Regime: 19691986
PEDRO C. GAMBA
MSU-Iligan Institute of Technology

Unmasking the Other Truth: Initao during Martial Law


XANDELYN RACEL R. BAENA AND GLARRY JUN A. VEDRA
MSU-Iligan Institute of Technology

Peoples Resistance During Martial Law Period in Butig, Lanao del


Sur (19721981)
NORJANNAH B. BAO, MARWAH M. CAMAMA, AND ROHANE M.
DEROGONGAN
MSU-Iligan Institute of Technology

Session 3-C
Chronicling the Chroniclers: Journalists and the Marcos Regime
Cezanne Room

Theorizing the Mosquito Press, also known as the Anti-Marcos


Press
MA. DIOSA LABISTE
University of the Philippines-Diliman

Voices in the Wilderness: Broadcast Personalities Industry


Experiences during the Martial Law Era
JOAN M. DIZON
Southern Luzon State University

Shackled Airwaves: Radio Broadcasting in Baguio City during the


Marcos Regime
JASON PAOLO R. TELLES
University of the Philippines-Baguio

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In Defiance of the Mainstream: A Historical Analysis of the Works of
Three Activist Journalists Twenty Years after Martial Rule
JOSE MA. EDITO TIROL
Ateneo de Manila University

4.00 4.15 Afternoon Refreshments

4.15 6.00 SESSION 4: Simultaneous Panels

Session 4-A
The Ateneo de Manila and the Challenge of Democratization
Gaugin Room

Down from the Hill, Part II: The Ateneo de Manila and the Challenge
of Democratization (19821992)
BENJAMIN T. TOLOSA
Ateneo de Manila University

The Marcos Dictatorship and Philippine (Re-)Democratization: Some


Jesuit Responses in A Decade of Turmoil and Change
GINO ANTONIO P. TRINIDAD
Ateneo de Manila University

Social Involvement of the Ateneo de Manila Studentry: Growth and


Transformation, 19821992
PHILIP TUAO
Ateneo de Manila University

Responses from the Academe: Ateneo Braving the Tumultuous years,


19821992
ARJAN P. AGUIRRE
Ateneo de Manila University

CCS and ACSPPA: Pioneering Social Development from 1982 to 1992


MARGARITA LOPA-PEREZ
Ateneo de Manila University

Session 4-B
The Power of Narratives: Bridging the Martial Law and Post-Authoritarian Periods
Van Gogh Room

The 1983 National Day of Sorrow: Forgotten Narratives, Forgotten


Deaths
EMERALD O. FLAVIANO
University of the Philippines-Diliman

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Remembering EDSA 1: A Content Analysis of Millennials Recall of
the People Power Revolution
NOAHLYN C. MARANAN AND APRIL HOPE T. CASTRO
University of the Philippines-Los Baos

Narrative Momentum and the Duty of Hearsay Testimony: Second


Generation Stories on Martial Law
IMELDA VELOSO-BELTRAN, JUNESSE DEL ROSARIO CRISOSTOMO,
MIRAFLOR V. CELEMIN, BERNADETTE ANDRADA-DIZON, AND
SOLEIL ANNIAH C. SANTOALLA
University of the Philippines-Diliman

PatronClient Politics Writes a Historical Novel: The Golden Age of


the Philippines under Marcos
JANUS ISAAC V. NOLASCO
Asian Center, University of the Philippines-Diliman

Session 4-C
Dissecting Dissent and the Revolutionary Movement
Cezanne Room

Student Activism in Cebu during the First Quarter Storm of 1970


OPHELYNN P. CANO
Philippine Christian Gospel School

War of Remembrance: Contesting/Contested Memories on the Anti-


Infiltration Campaign of the National Democratic Movement
LAURENCE MARVIN CASTILLO
University of the Philippines-Los Baos

A Revolution within a Revolution: Nationalism of Women NPAs in


Mindanao, Marcos Era up to the Present
MARY DONNA GRACE CUENCA
Ateneo de Davao University

4 August 2017 (Friday)

8.30 10.00 SESSION 5: Plenary Panel


Competing Narratives and New Emplotments
Gaugin Room

The Anti-Marcos Struggle Revisited


MARK RICHARD THOMPSON
City University of Hong Kong

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Metaphors of the Movement: The Woman in Speeches and
Addresses by Women in the Philippines in the 1980s
JULIE JOLO
University of the Philippines-Diliman

The Bataan Nuclear Power Plant in the Philippines: Lessons from a


White Elephant Project
RONALD U. MENDOZA
Ateneo School of Government | University of the Philippines

10.00 10.15 Morning Refreshments

10.15 12.15 SESSION 6: Simultaneous Panels

Session 6-A
Recovering from Historical Trauma: Untold Stories of Martial Law
Gaugin Room

Imprisoning Minds and the Bodies under Martial Law


VINA A. LANZONA
University of Hawaii at Mnoa

Historical Accounts during Ferdinand Marcoss Rule: Stories of the


Nameless
GLORIA ESGUERRA MELENCIO
University of the Philippines-Los Baos

Burying Pains: Retelling the Culture of Violence under the Martial


Law Era in Pampanga (19721986)
JOEL S. REGALA
Holy Angel University

Against Forgetting: Understanding the Legacy of Resistance in the


Cordilleras
NASTASIA L. TYSMANS
Independent researcher

Session 6-B
Propaganda and Protest from the Pulpits: The Churches and Martial Law
Van Gogh Room

The Church under the Gun: The Relationship between the United
Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP) and the Marcos Regime
during Martial Law
VICTOR AGUILAN
Silliman University

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One with the People: Social Action and the Redemptorists during
the Martial Law Years (19721986)
TRIZER DALE MANSUETO
MSU-Iligan Institute of Technology

Diliman Bible Church: A History of an Evangelical Church during


Martial Law
FRANCIS KRISTOFFER L. PASION
National Historical Commission of the Philippines

The (Un)Holy Alliance: The Political Theology of Martial Law


KARL JAMES E. VILLARMEA
Silliman University

Session 6-C
Interrogating Hegemony through the Prism of the Arts under Authoritarianism
Cezanne Room

High Art as Object of Fascist Desire


MARIAN PASTOR ROCES
TAO INC. Independent Curator and Scholar

The Ghost Is a Ghost, No Fiction: Complicities between Artist and


State, the Cultural Center of the Philippines, and Convolutions of
Power and Desire in Creative Labor and Collaboration
CHRISTIAN TABLAZON
Philippine High School for the Arts

Pelikula bilang Historikal na Artifak


ROSE ROQUE
University of the Philippines-Diliman |NCCA

State Power and National Trauma: Darna Movies in the Time of


Martial Law
CHERISH AILEEN A. BRILLON
Far Eastern University Manila |UP Asian Center

12.15 1.15 Lunch


Gaugin Room

1.15 3.15 SESSION 7: Simultaneous Panels

Session 7-A
Life Stories and Storied Lives under and beyond Authoritarian Rule
Gaugin Room

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Memories of Military Rule: Philippine Martial Law Autobiographies
as Catharsis and Commemoration
MARY GRACE R. CONCEPCION
National University of Singapore

The Brightest, the Bravest, the Extraordinary: Plotting the Heroic


Biography of Ferdinand Marcos
RODERICK C. JAVAR
University of the Philippines-Los Baos

Capturing the Steel Butterfly: Three Women Documentarians on


Imelda Marcos
ANTON GABRIEL L. MAZA AND MARY ROSEANNE A. RAMIREZ
Kalayaan College|University of the Philippines-Diliman

Imprisonment and Social Solitude


MARIA SERENA I. DIOKNO
University of the Philippines-Diliman

Session 7-B
Diplomacy and International Relations during the Marcos Regime
Van Gogh Room

The United States Contradictory Position on Ferdinand Marcoss


Foreign Policy towards Communist Countries
KOBE BRYAN L. LOTERINIA AND DIEGO F. REBATO JR.
Polytechnic University of the Philippines-Sta. Mesa

Freedom Won by the Siege: Marcoss Political Harassment against


Napoleon Lechoco
RENATO N. PELORINA
Cavite State University

Public Display of Bilateral Affections: Imelda Marcoss First U.S.


State Visit
ERIZA BARENG
University of Hawaii at Mnoa

Fighting through Faith and Law: International Opposition to the


Marcos Dictatorship in the 1980s
MARK SANCHEZ
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Session 7-C
The Unending Struggle: Tussles in the Post-Authoritarian Philippines
Cezanne Room

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Recovering the Marcoses Illegal Wealth: The Quest of the
Presidential Commission of Good Government (PCGG) for Justice
JOSE AIMS R. ROCINA
De la Salle University-Dasmarias

Hiding from Our Sins: Regulating the Negation and Revision of


Atrocities under the Marcos Regime (and Other Historical Atrocities)
RAPHAEL LORENZO AGUILING PANGALANGAN, RUBY ROSSELLE L.
TUGADE, AND GEMMO B. FERNANDEZ
University of Oxford

The Politics of a Middle Class-Led Revolutionary Movement in the


Philippines during the Martial Law Period
TERESA S. ENCARNACION TADEM
University of the Philippines-Diliman

Of Bodies, Death, and the Popular: Deconstructing Political


Narratives, Figuring Alternatives
MAE URTAL CARALDE
University of the Philippines-Diliman

3.15 3.30 Afternoon Refreshments

3.30 5.00 SESSION VIII: Simultaneous Panels

Session 8-A
Pedagogy and Marcosian Ideology
Gaugin Room

Metaphorizing Martial Law: Constitutional Authoritarianism in


Marcos's Rhetoric (19721985)
GENE S. NAVERA
National University of Singapore

Martial Law in Philippine Textbooks, 19721986


EUFEMIO AGBAYANI, III
National Historical Commission of the Philippines

Martial Law Memories of Teachers in the Cordillera


MARIA MERCEDES ARZADON
University of the Philippines-Diliman

Blueprints for Building the Nation: Situating Rizal in the New


Society: An Examination of Rizal Course College Textbooks Published
During the Marcos Authoritarian Regime, 19721986
ALVIN D. CABALQUINTO
Ateneo de Manila University

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Session 8-B
Narrating Martial Law outside Imperial Manila
Van Gogh Room

Burning the Bridge: How the Marcos Era Created a Distraught in


MoroChristian Relationship
XANDELYN RACEL R. BAENA AND BULKHIA U. PANALONDONG
MSU-Iligan Institute of Technology

The President and the Dictator: The Martial Law Decrees affecting
Polomolok, South Cotabato
MARLON B. LOPEZ AND NORJANNAH B. BAO
MSU-Iligan Institute of Technology

Davao, Duterte, and Salvagings: Between Resistance and Revolution


in Martial Laws Killing Fields
JOSE JOWEL CANUDAY
Ateneo de Manila University

Session 8-C
Dissent and Cultural Work during the Martial Law years: Its Contribution in
Toppling down a Dictator
Cezanne Room

A Dissenter as a Cultural Worker: Anecdotes on Lifestyle and


Methods of Work
FLORENTINO C. SANTOS
Independent writer and consultant

Songs as a Form of Dissent


CONSUELO ANGELA L. SANTOS
De La Salle University

Tracing Some Lines: An Analysis of the Philippine Progressive Visual


Art during the Martial law Period
CARLO M. DIMAANO
Visual artist; Sining Balangay (Art group)

5.00 5.15 Closing Ceremonies


Gaugin Room

Closing Remarks
Michael D Pante, PhD
Department of History
Associate Editor, Philippine Studies: Historical and Ethnographic Viewpoints
Ateneo de Manila University

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Master of Opening and Closing Ceremonies:
Michael D Pante, PhD
Department of History
Associate Editor, Philippine Studies: Historical and Ethnographic Viewpoints
Ateneo de Manila University

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