Danilo Vizmanos

Danilo Vizmanos

(November 24, 1928 — June 23, 2008), former Captain in the Philippine Navy; in which he served until he resigned out of opposition to the dictatorship, 1951-72. Arrested by the government, May 25, 1974, held without charges until his release in August, 1976.

1 January 1973

The New Year has brought about an entirely new way of life to the Filipino people. What are the salient features of what FM proudly

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2 Jan. 1973

The B-52 massive bombing of North Vietnam aims to bring Hanoi to its knees. But at a high cost. US sources admit as many as

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3 Jan. 1973

Came across a flag officer (equivalent of general in army) in Camp Aguinaldo. He asked me if it’s true that I’m retiring from the service

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4 Jan. 1973

Malacanang propaganda campaign in high gear for “yes” vote for Marcos Constitution (MC) plebiscite. Can imagine the tremendous amount of money being shelled out to

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5 Jan. 1973

FM has come up with his latest gimmick — referendum through “citizens’ assemblies.” I’m afraid that this referendum will take the place of the plebiscite.

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6 Jan. 1973

FM has mobilized his political machinery for the referendum. He has also withdrawn the concession granted to those against the MC. Henceforth, anybody who speaks

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17 Jan. 1973

Received tip from NPC president Eddie Monteclaro on Supreme Court hearing on Tanada petition. Arrived at SC about 1000. Very few people present — mostly

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19 May 1974

Magsaysay Prize awardee, Mochtar Lubis, is now a political outcast in the Suharto regime. His paper has been banned by the government. He is not

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