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IBON International


The early 70s was rife with information control and civil rights violations after the Marcos dictatorship declared Martial Law in the Philippines. Resistance to state attacks on people’s rights intensified. There was an urgent need for more information on socio-economic issues.

It was against this backdrop that IBON was founded in 1978, six years after the declaration of Martial Law. Its pioneers were Sr. Soledad Perpiñan who acted as editor and chief coordinator; Sally Bulatao who served as main researcher and later as finance officer; and Antonio Tujan who after coming out of prison as a political detainee became graphic artist and circulations manager.