A new leader in the Philippines, and a family's old wounds

Friday, June 24th 2022, 4:36:48 am
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A rising leader in the youth-led opposition to President Ferdinand Marcos in the Philippines, Manny Yap joined his parents and siblings for lunch at his mother’s favorite Chinese restaurant in their hometown of Quezon City. It was Valentine’s Day in 1976, a few years into martial law, the moment in the country’s history when Marcos Sr. suspended civil government and effectively ruled as a dictator. Days later, an anonymous caller delivered the news his family had dreaded: Manny had been picked up by the military and detained.

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