by Alan Robles
originally published in SCMP September 21, 2006
Today, September 21, marks an important date ... except that I can't seem to recall what it is. Hang on, I remember: it's the anniversary of the day martial law was declared in 1972. There'll be the usual editorials and speeches about how we should never again allow a dictatorship; how we should never forget the tyranny of that strongman, Ferdinand What's his Face. No wait, it's "Marcos".