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A Look at History: #EngineerTheDownfall was originally authored by Progresibong Samahan sa Inhenyera at Agham, 1971:
Posted on Facebook by Mon Ramirez on Sept. 21, 2014, shared on FB and Twitter by Randy Malayao:
Mon Ramirez September 21, 2014
“1971 ito, sa UP Engineering Building (Melchor Hall), during the Diliman Commune. (This was in 1971, at the UP Engineering Building (Melchor Hall) during the Diliman Commune).
1972, nagmartial law si Marcos (1972, Marcos declared martial law)
1986 tumakas puntang Hawaii ang diktador (1986 the dictator fled to Hawaii)
“Sa pagitan ng 1971 nang pinintura yan sa Engg Bldg at 1986 (It was between 1971 and 1986 when that was painted on the Engineering building) tuloy tuloy ang pakikibaka ng mga mamamayan (the people’s struggle was unrelenting). Maraming nagbuwis ng buhay (Countless gave their lives) at ang ilan (may mga 200+ na) ay nakaukit ang mga pangalan nila sa Wall of Remembrance ng Bantayog (and some of them (about 200-plus) have their names etched in the Wall of Remembrance at the Monument) Resulta ng mga samut’saring pakikibaka sa buong kapuluan ng mga mamamayan sa mahabang panahon ang pangyayari na noong 1986 ay tumakas si Marcos papuntang Hawaii. (The result of the multi-layered struggles in the entire archipelago of the people thru the years which culminated in 1986 when Marcos fled to Hawaii).
“BTW, ang nakalagda dyan ay PSIA, Progresibong Samahan sa Inhenyera at Agham, (BTW, the signatory there is the PSIA, Progressive Society in Engineering and Science) na ang ilang miembro ay naging martir at nakalagay sa Bantayog ang pangalan (some of whose members became heroes and martyrs with names carved in the Monument of heroes). Isa rito ay ang isang founding member, Mariano Lopez: (One of them is one of the founding members, Mariano Lopez).
———— ” “Mariano “Rak” Lopez of Bataan was a graduate of the Philippine Science High School batch 1969, 5th ranked, and was an NSDB (now DOST) scholar from 1968 to 1972 while studying for his BS Electrical Engineering degree. Rak was active in the UP Nationalist Corps, SDK and later the cultural group Gintong Silahis. In 1972, in his 4th year in college, he dropped out of school to become a full time organizer in urban poor communities. Upon the declaration of martial law, Rak was arrested and detained until February 1974. He worked for a time at the Daily Express where he organized a union. He later left to join the NPA in Isabela. He was gunned down by military troopers in 1976 in Isabela.” ————