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Photos: Remembering those who stood for freedom in The Philippines

On Sept. 21, 2021, activists and human rights workers offered wreaths for those who fought for freedom during the years of martial law

The “Bantayog ng mga Bayani,” sometimes simply referred to as the “Bantayog,” is a monument, museum, and historical research center in Quezon City in the Philippine capital that honors the martyrs and heroes of the struggle against the 21-year dictatorship of former president Ferdinand Marcos.

On Sept. 21, 2021, activists and human rights workers offered wreaths at the “Bantayog” for those who fought for freedom during the years of martial law, which was declared 49 years ago on Sept. 21, 1972. (Photos by Jire Carreon)

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