UP President Danilo L. Concepcion is set to declare September 21 as a Day of Remembrance in memory of the University’s best and brightest who struggled against dictatorship and despotism during the martial law years.
Following the proclamation, UP will hold activities remembering its participation in the struggle against martial law, particularly its members who lived and died fighting against dictatorship and despotism; and encouraging UP’s continuous pursuit of academic freedom, civil liberties, and human rights in society.
Martial law was imposed by late dictator Ferdinand Marcos through a proclamation dated September 21, 1972.
The UP Day of Remembrance signing ceremony will be held on Monday, September 17, 2018, 10:00 AM at the lobby of Quezon Hall, UP Diliman, Quezon City.
According to Concepcion, UP has historically stood as champion of academic freedom, democracy, and human rights, but “there is continuing need for awareness, vigilance, and militancy in the assertion and protection of our fundamental freedoms,” he said.