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 1982

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We Forum, vol vi No. 7 - May 22-25, 1982, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol vi No. 8 - May 26-28, 1982, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol vi No. 9 - May 29-June 1, 1982, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol v No. 52-53 - Dec. 30, 1981-Jan. 5, 1982, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol v No. 54 - Jan. 6-8, 1982, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol v No. 55 - Jan. 9-12, 1982, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol v No. 56 - Jan. 13-15, 1982, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol v No. 57 - Jan. 16-19, 1982, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol v No. 58 - Jan. 20-22, 1982, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol v No. 59 - Jan. 23-26, 1982, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol v No. 60 - Jan. 27-29, 1982, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol v No. 61 - Jan. 30-Feb. 2, 1982, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol v No. 62 - Feb. 3-5, 1982, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol v No. 63 - Feb. 6-9, 1982, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol v No. 64 - Feb. 10-12, 1982, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol v No. 65 - Feb. 13-16, 1982, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol v No. 66 - Feb. 17-19, 1982, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol v No. 67 - Feb. 20-23, 1982, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol v No. 68 - Feb. 24-26, 1982, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol v No. 69 - Feb. 27-Mar. 2, 1982, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol v No. 70 - Mar. 3-5, 1982, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol v No. 71 - Mar. 6-9, 1982, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol v No. 72 - Mar. 10-12, 1982, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol v No. 73 - Mar. 13-16, 1982, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol v No. 74 - Mar. 17-19, 1982, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol v No. 75 - Mar. 20-23, 1982, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol v No. 76 - Mar. 24-26, 1982, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol v No. 77 - Mar. 27-30, 1982, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol v No. 78 - Mar. 31-Apr. 2, 1982, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol v No. 79 - Apr. 3-6, 1982, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol v No. 80-81 - Apr. 7-13, 1982, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol v No. 82 - Apr. 14-16, 1982, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol v No. 83 - Apr. 17-20, 1982, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol v No. 84 - Apr. 21-23, 1982, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol v No. 85 - Apr. 24-27, 1982, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol v No. 86 - Apr. 28-30, 1982, Jose Burgos, Jr.

Issues from 1981

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We Forum, vol iv No. 36 - Dec. 27, 1980-Jan. 2, 1981, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iv No. 37 - Jan. 3-9, 1981, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iv No. 38 - Jan. 10-16, 1981, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iv No. 39 - Jan. 17-23, 1981, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iv No. 40 - Jan. 24-30, 1981, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iv No. 41 - Jan. 31-Feb. 6, 1981, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iv No. 42 - Feb. 7-13, 1981, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iv No. 43 - Feb. 14-20, 1981, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iv No. 44 - Feb. 21-27, 1981, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iv No. 45 - Feb. 28-Mar. 6, 1981, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iv No. 46 - Mar. 7-13, 1981, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iv No. 47 - Mar. 14-20, 1981, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iv No. 48 - Mar. 21-27, 1981, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iv No. 49 - Mar. 28-Apr. 3, 1981, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iv No. 50 - Apr. 4-10, 1981, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iv No. 51 - Apr. 11-17, 1981, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iv No. 52 - Apr. 18-24, 1981, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol v No. 10 - June 27-July 2, 1981, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol v No. 11 - July 4-10, 1981, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol v No. 12 - July 11-17, 1981, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol v No. 13 - July 18-24, 1981, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol v No. 14 - July 25-31, 1981, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol v No. 15 - Aug. 1-7, 1981, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol v No. 16 - Aug. 8-14, 1981, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol v No. 17 - Aug. 15-21, 1981, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol v No. 18 - Aug. 22-28, 1981, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol v No. 19 - Aug. 29-Sep. 4, 1981, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol v No. 1 - Apr. 25-May 1, 1981, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol v No. 20 - Sep. 5-11, 1981, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol v No. 21 - Sep. 12-15, 1981, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol v No. 22 - Sep. 16-18, 1981, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol v No. 23 - Sep. 19-22, 1981, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol v No. 24 - Sep. 23-25, 1981, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol v No. 25 - Sep. 26-29, 1981, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol v No. 26 - Sep. 30-Oct. 2, 1981, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol v No. 27 - Oct. 3-6, 1981, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol v No. 28-29 - Oct. 7-13, 1981, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol v No. 2 - May 2-8, 1981, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol v No. 30 - Oct. 14-16, 1981, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol v No. 31 - Oct. 17-20, 1981, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol v No. 32 - Oct. 21-23, 1981, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol v No. 33 - Oct. 24-27, 1981, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol v No. 34 - Oct. 28-30, 1981, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol v No. 35 - Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 1981, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol v No. 36 - Nov. 4-6, 1981, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol v No. 37 - Nov. 7-10, 1981, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol v No. 38 - Nov. 11-13, 1981, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol v No. 39 - Nov. 14-17, 1981, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol v No. 3 - May 9-15, 1981, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol v No. 40 - Nov. 18-20, 1981, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol v No. 41 - Nov. 21-24, 1981, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol v No. 42 - Nov. 25-27, 1981, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol v No. 43 - Nov. 28-Dec. 1, 1981, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol v No. 44 - Dec. 2-4, 1981, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol v No. 45 - Dec. 5-8, 1981, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol v No. 46 - Dec. 9-11, 1981, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol v No. 47 - Dec. 12-15, 1981, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol v No. 48 - Dec. 16-18, 1981, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol v No. 49 - Dec. 19-22, 1981, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol v No. 4 - May 16-22, 1981, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol v No. 50 - Dec. 23-25, 1981, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol v No. 51 - Dec. 26-29, 1981, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol v No. 5 - May 23-29, 1981, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol v No. 6 - May 30-June 5, 1981, Jose Burgos, Jr.