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First Quarter Storm, 50 years later

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Feb 08 2020 01:18 AM

In a series of demonstrations brought by a growing disenchantment over the Marcos government, Filipino students in 1970 rose up to challenge the political status quo in what came to be known as the First Quarter Storm (FQS). 

So called because it happened during the first three months of 1970, the FQS embodied youth wokeness at a time when the existing social construct muted its voice.

As the country celebrates the golden anniversary of the FQS, University of the Philippines in Diliman paid tribute to that period in history with "Konsyertong Bayan sa Ika-50 Taon" on Friday.

The "Konsyerto" is part of the university’s Diliman Arts and Culture Festival, which will run until April. 

Here are some images from the event.

Scenes from "Konsyertong Bayan sa Ika-50 Taon" in U.P. Diliman on Friday. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Scenes from "Konsyertong Bayan sa Ika-50 Taon" in U.P. Diliman on Friday. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Scenes from "Konsyertong Bayan sa Ika-50 Taon" in U.P. Diliman on Friday. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Scenes from "Konsyertong Bayan sa Ika-50 Taon" in U.P. Diliman on Friday. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Scenes from "Konsyertong Bayan sa Ika-50 Taon" in U.P. Diliman on Friday. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Scenes from "Konsyertong Bayan sa Ika-50 Taon" in U.P. Diliman on Friday. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Scenes from "Konsyertong Bayan sa Ika-50 Taon" in U.P. Diliman on Friday. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Scenes from "Konsyertong Bayan sa Ika-50 Taon" in U.P. Diliman on Friday. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Scenes from "Konsyertong Bayan sa Ika-50 Taon" in U.P. Diliman on Friday. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Scenes from "Konsyertong Bayan sa Ika-50 Taon" in U.P. Diliman on Friday. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Scenes from "Konsyertong Bayan sa Ika-50 Taon" in U.P. Diliman on Friday. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Scenes from "Konsyertong Bayan sa Ika-50 Taon" in U.P. Diliman on Friday. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Scenes from "Konsyertong Bayan sa Ika-50 Taon" in U.P. Diliman on Friday. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Scenes from "Konsyertong Bayan sa Ika-50 Taon" in U.P. Diliman on Friday. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Scenes from "Konsyertong Bayan sa Ika-50 Taon" in U.P. Diliman on Friday. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Scenes from "Konsyertong Bayan sa Ika-50 Taon" in U.P. Diliman on Friday. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Scenes from "Konsyertong Bayan sa Ika-50 Taon" in U.P. Diliman on Friday. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News