AFAD’s Statement on the Commemoration of the
36th Anniversary of the Declaration of Martial Law
ASIAN FEDERATION AGAINST INVOLUNTARY DISAPPEARANCES (AFAD)
SEPTEMBER 21, 2008
As we commemorate the 36th anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law, we honor our beloved heroes and martyrs including the desaparecidos whose sacrifices will always be etched in our hearts and minds as we savor the fruits of their sacrifices and labor. We are also painfully brought back to the cruel period of history when the Philippines, where AFAD is based, was under the dictatorial regime of then Ferdinand E. Marcos.