A children’s publishing house has announced that its titles on or with topics related to Martial law years are on sale and can be ordered in advance.
House of Adarna said on Wednesday that Filipinos can pre-order copies of his “#NeverAgain” book bundle and “Ito and Diktadura” title at 20% off until May 22.
Other titles in the bundle will also be available at 20% off and can be ordered from their website.
Books will ship from May 30, but bundles that were pre-ordered on May 11 will ship from May 23.
“Please expect your order to arrive 1-2 weeks after the start of your shipping date,” the post reads.
Books in the “#NeverAgain” bundle include the following titles:
- Si Jhun Jhun, Noong Bago Ideklara Ang Batas Militar
- The magic arrow
- Isang Harding Papel
- Ito Ang Diktadura
“Revisit one of the most memorable moments in our history and teach children that the truth belongs to the people in this set of #NeverAgain books,” Adarna said on its website.
“Si Jhun Jhun, Noong Bago Ideklara Ang Batas Militaris about a boy living in the pre-martial law era.
“Edsais a counting book of images and moments from the historic People Power Revolution, also known as the EDSA Revolution.
“The magic arrow” is a picture book that tells the story of the people’s struggle against a dictator.
“Isang Harding Papeltells the story of a young girl who regularly visits her mother, a political prisoner, in prison during martial law.
“Ito Ang Diktaduragives an insight into what it’s like to live under a dictatorship. He also mentioned dictatorships disguised as democracies, countries with dirty elections and endemic cheating and corruption, those who do not respect human rights and leaders who lie.
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The ‘#NeverAgain’ is a battle cry that was originally raised by those who opposed the former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr.electoral candidacies since 2015, when he announced his candidacy for vice-president.
He is now the frontrunner among the 2022 presidential candidates in recent elections, based on partial and unofficial counts.
Apart from this, critics also use the statement to remember the late Ferdinand Marcos Sr’s implementation of martial law which was marked by abuses and human rights violations.
According to Amnesty International estimates, the era also saw 70,000 people imprisoned, 34,000 people tortured and 3,240 killed.
“#NeverAgain” is also used to counter “historical revisionism” efforts against the regime of Marcos Sr.