HABILIN: We Remember Our Heroes


WiseOwl PH
2 min readSep 22, 2021

We still remember.

On this day, 49 years ago, Martial Law was declared.

Today, we still remember that together we, the people, prevailed.

Remember the heroes of Martial Law through HABILIN — a 12-part animated video series about a time when ordinary Filipinos inspired courage in others and won back our freedom.

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The HABILIN video series was created to evoke hope and re-introduce our heroes from Martial Law to the next generation. It was created by young people for young people.

All our featured heroes were ordinary Filipinos who did extraordinary things for others. We are here today, able to speak freely, able to encourage dissent against oppression because of their courage, their sacrifice, and their choice to stand up and shine light in the dark.

These are the stories of heroes whose names may not be familiar to most but whose courage and sacrifice gave us our freedom.

May we honor their heroism and legacy. May we all live out their lessons.

Watch HABILIN on YouTube
Listen to HABILIN on Spotify

HABILIN is presented by the Commission on Human Rights, the UP SAMASA Alumni Association, and produced by WiseOwl and PumaPodcast.

The 12 storified animated videos are creative interpretations of biographies of select heroes from the Bantayog ng mga Bayani.

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