Remembering Martial Law (1) — Ferdie Arceo

The Martial Law (ML) years produced innumerable losses resulting in grief untold, and grief that continues to linger many decades after. Loss of loved ones, loss of self, of property, of identity are only some of the few losses that came out of that dark period. Early this year, knowing that the country would mark…

Orphans and Widows

Widows hold a special place in my heart. After all, I was raised by one. The widow's journey is never easy. My mother was 47 when my father died. When I think about it now I become more in awe of her and the sacrifices she made for me and my brother.  I was only…