WE Forum—a newspaper founded by Jose Burgos, Jr. in 1977—began as WE during the Martial law years. It was known for its criticism of Ferdinand Marcos and his administration, and was among the first to publish an expose on Marcos's fake wartime medals.

From the maiden May 1977 issue...

When martial law was imposed, the hardest hit was the press. Newspapers and magazines, alongside with radio and television stations, were shut down. Some 30 mass media representatives, particularly from the press, were arrested.
As normalcy settled down early in 1973, the dailies resumed normal operations, except those publications dubbed as "sequestered" by the authorities.
But a totally different type of journalism emerged. Critics assailed the print medium as overly "timid". Apparently, they said, the press people have a shallow perception of their role in a changing society.
The question of what happened to press freedom was inevitable. How has the press fared since the promulgation of 1081? WE attempts to answer these ticklish questions and more.

Thanks to the generosity of the family of the late Jose Burgos, Jr., We Forum's entire print run is now part of the Rizal Library's collection.

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Issues from 2001

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We Forum, vol xxiv No. 10 - July 9-15, 2001, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxiv No. 11 - July 16-22, 2001, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxiv No. 12 - July 23-29, 2001, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxiv No. 13 - July 30-August 5, 2001, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxiv No. 14 - August 6-12, 2001, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxiv No. 15 - August 13-19, 2001, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxiv No. 16 - August 20-26, 2001, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxiv No. 17 - August 27-September 2, 2001, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxiv No. 19 - September 16, 2001, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxiv No. 20 - September 23, 2001, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxiv No. 21 - September 30, 2001, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxiv No. 22 - October 7, 2001, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxiv No. 23 - October 14, 2001, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxiv No. 24 - October 21, 2001, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxiv No. 25 - October 28, 2001, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxiv No. 26 - November 4, 2001, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxiv No. 27 - November 11, 2001, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxiv No. 28 - November 18, 2001, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxiv No. 29 - November 25, 2001, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxiv No. 30 - December 2, 2001, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxiv No. 32 - December 16, 2001, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxiv No. 33 - December 23, 2001, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxiv No. 34 - December 30, 2001, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxiv No. 35 - January 1-7, 2001, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxiv No. 35 - January 6, 2001, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxiv No. 36 - January 8-14, 2001, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxiv No. 37 - January 15-21, 2001, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxiv No. 38 - January 22-28, 2001, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxiv No. 39 - January 29-February 4, 2001, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxiv No. 41 - February 12-18, 2001, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxiv No. 42 - February 19-25, 2001, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxiv No. 43 - February 26-March 4, 2001, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxiv No. 44 - March 5-11, 2001, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxiv No. 45 - March 12-18, 2001, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxiv No. 46 - March 19-25, 2001, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxiv No. 47 - March 26-April 1, 2001, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxiv No. 48 - April 2-8, 2001, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxiv No. 49 - April 9-15, 2001, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxiv No. 51 - April 23-29, 2001, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxiv No. 52 - April 30-May 6, 2001, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxiv No. 53 - May 7-13, 2001, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxiv No. 54 - May 14-20, 2001, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxiv No. 7 - June 18-24, 2001, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxiv No. 8 - June 25-July 1, 2001, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxiv No. 9 - July 2-8, 2001, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxv No. 4 - May 28-June 3, 2001, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxv No. 5 - June 4-10, 2001, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxv No. 6 - June 11-17, 2001, Jose Burgos, Jr.

Issues from 2000

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We Forum, vol xxiii No. 37 - Jan. 3-9, 2000, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxiii No. 38 - Jan. 10-16, 2000, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxiii No. 39 - Jan. 17-23, 2000, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxiii No. 40 - Jan. 24-30, 2000, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxiii No. 41 - Jan. 31-Feb. 6, 2000, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxiii No. 42 - Feb. 7-13, 2000, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxiii No. 43 - Feb. 14-20, 2000, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxiii No. 44 - Feb. 21-27, 2000, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxiii No. 45 - Feb. 28-Mar. 5, 2000, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxiii No. 46 - Mar. 6-12, 2000, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxiii No. 47 - Mar. 13-19, 2000, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxiii No. 48 - Mar. 20-26, 2000, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxiii No. 49 - Mar. 27-Apr. 2, 2000, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxiii No. 50 - Apr. 3-9, 2000, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxiii No. 51 - Apr. 10-16, 2000, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxiii No. 52 - Apr. 17-23, 2000, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxiii No. 53 - Apr. 24-30, 2000, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxiv No. 10 - July 3-9, 2000, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxiv No. 11 - July 10-16, 2000, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxiv No. 12 - July 17-23, 2000 v1, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxiv No. 12 - July 24-30, 2000 v2, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxiv No. 13 - July 31-Aug. 6, 2000, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxiv No. 14 - Aug. 7-13, 2000, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxiv No. 15 - Aug. 14-20, 2000, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxiv No. 16 - Aug. 21-27, 2000, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxiv No. 17 - Aug. 28-Sep. 3, 2000, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxiv No. 18 - Sep. 4-10, 2000, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxiv No. 19 - Sep. 11-17, 2000, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxiv No. 1 - May 1-7, 2000, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxiv No. 20 - Sep. 18-24, 2000, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxiv No. 21 - Sep. 25-Oct. 1, 2000, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxiv No. 22 - Oct. 2-8, 2000, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxiv No. 23 - Oct. 9-15, 2000, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxiv No. 24 - Oct. 16-22, 2000, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxiv No. 25 - Oct. 23-29, 2000, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxiv No. 26 - Oct. 30-Nov. 5, 2000, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxiv No. 27 - Nov. 6-12, 2000, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxiv No. 28 - Nov. 13-19, 2000, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxiv No. 29 - Nov. 20-26, 2000, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxiv No. 2 - May 8-14, 2000, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxiv No. 30 - Nov. 27-Dec. 3, 2000, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxiv No. 31 - Dec. 4-10, 2000, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxiv No. 32 - Dec. 11-17, 2000, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxiv No. 33 - Dec. 18-24, 2000, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxiv No. 34 - Dec. 25-31, 2000, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxiv No. 3 - May 15-21, 2000, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxiv No. 4 - May 22-28, 2000, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxiv No. 5 - May 29-June 4, 2000, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxiv No. 6 - June 5-11, 2000, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxiv No. 7 - June 12-18, 2000, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxiv No. 8 - June 19-25, 2000, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol xxiv No. 9 - June 26-July 2, 2000, Jose Burgos, Jr.