Social movements after martial law

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Some people do not like disorder or violence while some people can tolerate it. New York, NY: W. The inability of the authoritarian government to deliver on its economic promises, particularly through the implementation of genuine agrarian reform program, gave further impetus for the growth of social movements, particularly the CPP-NPA.

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Social movements perpetuate because there is a need for change, there is always a need for societies to change for the better or even worse. Copyright of Social Transformations: Journal of the Global South is the property of Ateneo de Manila University and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. Philippine Social Movements before Martial Law Social movements throughout different periods of history follow a similar trend of how they began and who led them. During the Spanish colonial period, political resistance against the existing order was expressed through the priest-led revolts and the millenarian movements. The leftist and the radicals have an answer; which is democratic revolution. Social movements are the key agents for bringing about changes within the society. Moderates are fundamentally satisfied with the society, although they agree that there is a room for improvement and recognize several specific areas in need of modification. Although there are shortcomings in their implementation, nobody can deny the achievements they have attained. This definition implies the difference of reforms from revolution. Jose Rizal, and his fellow Ilustrados, advocated the assimilation of the Philippines as a province of Spain. The older generation is likely to support the status quo because they already benefitted from it. Traffic enforcers who were usually adverse to protest-rallies were so eager to give rallyists generous space of the road. Change itself has no intrinsic value but it dictates the kind of society we live in. National industrialization One of the speakers, Sonny Africa, executive director of Ibon Foundation, emphasized the importance of national industrialization in achieving economic development. However, remote access to EBSCO's databases from non-subscribing institutions is not allowed if the purpose of the use is for commercial gain through cost reduction or avoidance for a non-subscribing institution.

Their concerns were framed within the context of their economic rights and for the former, the return of communal autonomy. Thousands fled on the streets on February 25, to oust the dictator.

In the Philippines, reforms are badly needed especially the downtrodden masses. Hence, Social movements create social change.

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The last thirty years was an important period in the contemporary social history of the Philippines. Had not been the masses decided to challenge the status quo and the loss of democracy, this fateful country would have been suffering under an authoritarian rule up to this day.

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(DOC) Social Movements in the Philippine context