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 1981

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We Forum, vol v No. 7 - June 6-12, 1981, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol v No. 8 - June 13-19, 1981, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol v No. 9 - June 20-26, 1981, Jose Burgos, Jr.

Issues from 1980

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We Forum, vol iii No. 37 - Jan. 5-11, 1980, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iii No. 38 - Jan. 12-18, 1980, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iii No. 39 - Jan. 19-25, 1980, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iii No. 40 - Jan. 26-Feb. 1, 1980, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iii No. 41 - Feb. 2-8, 1980, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iii No. 42 - Feb. 9-15, 1980, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iii No. 43 - Feb. 16-22, 1980, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iii No. 44 - Feb. 23-29, 1980, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iii No. 45 - Mar. 1-7, 1980, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iii No. 46 - Mar. 8-14, 1980, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iii No. 47 - Mar. 15-21, 1980, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iii No. 48 - Mar. 22-28, 1980, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iii No. 49 - Mar. 29-Apr. 4, 1980, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iii No. 50 - Apr. 5-11, 1980, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iii No. 51 - Apr. 12-18, 1980, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iii No. 52 - Apr. 19-25, 1980, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iv No. 10 - June 28-July 4, 1980, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iv No. 11 - July 5-11, 1980, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iv No. 12 - July 12-18, 1980, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iv No. 13 - July 19-25, 1980, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iv No. 14 - July 26-Aug. 1, 1980, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iv No. 15 - Aug. 2-8, 1980, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iv No. 16 - Aug. 9-15, 1980, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iv No. 17 - Aug. 16-22, 1980, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iv No. 18 - Aug. 23-29, 1980, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iv No. 19 - Aug. 30-Sep. 5, 1980, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iv No. 1 - Apr. 26-May 3, 1980, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iv No. 20 - Sep. 6-12, 1980, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iv No. 21 - Sep. 13-19, 1980, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iv No. 22 - Sep. 20-26, 1980, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iv No. 23 - Sep. 27-Oct. 3, 1980, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iv No. 24 - Oct. 4-10, 1980, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iv No. 25 - Oct. 11-17, 1980, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iv No. 26 - Oct. 18-24, 1980, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iv No. 27 - Oct. 25-31, 1980, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iv No. 28 - Nov. 1-7, 1980, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iv No. 29 - Nov. 8-14, 1980, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iv No. 2 - May 3-9, 1980, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iv No. 30 - Nov. 15-21, 1980, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iv No. 31 - Nov. 22-28, 1980, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iv No. 32 - Nov. 29-Dec. 5, 1980, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iv No. 33 - Dec. 6-12, 1980, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iv No. 34 - Dec. 13-19, 1980, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iv No. 35 - Dec. 20-26, 1980, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iv No. 3 - May 10-16, 1980, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iv No. 4 - May 17-23, 1980, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iv No. 5 - May 24-30, 1980, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iv No. 6 - May 31-June 6, 1980, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iv No. 7 - June 7-13, 1980, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iv No. 8 - June 14-20, 1980, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iv No. 9 - June 21-27, 1980, Jose Burgos, Jr.

Issues from 1979

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We Forum, vol iii No. 10 - June 30-July 6, 1979, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iii No. 11 - July 7-13, 1979, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iii No. 12 - July 14-20, 1979, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iii No. 13 - July 21-27, 1979, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iii No. 14 - July 28-Aug. 3, 1979, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iii No. 15 - Aug. 4-10, 1979, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iii No. 16 - Aug. 11-17, 1979, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iii No. 17 - Aug. 18-24, 1979, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iii No. 18 - Aug. 25-31, 1979, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iii No. 19 - Sep. 1-7, 1979, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iii No. 1 - Apr. 28-May 4, 1979, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iii No. 20 - Sep. 8-14, 1979, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iii No. 21 - Sep. 15-21, 1979, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iii No. 22 - Sep. 22-28, 1979, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iii No. 23 - Sep. 30-Oct. 5, 1979, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iii No. 24 - Oct. 6-12, 1979, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iii No. 25 - Oct. 13-19, 1979, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iii No. 26 - Oct. 20-26, 1979, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iii No. 27 - Oct. 27-Nov. 2, 1979, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iii No. 28 - Nov. 3-9, 1979, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iii No. 29 - Nov. 10-16, 1979, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iii No. 2 - May 5-11, 1979, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iii No. 30 - Nov. 17-23, 1979, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iii No. 31 - Nov. 24-30, 1979, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iii No. 32 - Dec. 1-7, 1979, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iii No. 33 - Dec. 8-14, 1979, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iii No. 34 - Dec. 15-21, 1979, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iii No. 35 - Dec. 22-28, 1979, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iii No. 36 - Dec. 29, 1979-Jan. 4, 1980, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iii No. 3 - May 12-18, 1979, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iii No. 4 - May 19-25, 1979, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iii No. 5 - May 26-June 1, 1979, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iii No. 6 - June 2-8, 1979, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iii No. 7 - June 9-15, 1979, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iii No. 8 - June 16-22, 1979, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol iii No. 9 - June 23-29, 1979, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol ii No. 36 - Dec. 30, 1978-Jan. 5, 1979, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol ii No. 37 - Jan. 6-12, 1979, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol ii No. 38 - Jan. 13-19, 1979, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol ii No. 39 - Jan. 20-26, 1979, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol ii No. 40 - Jan. 27-Feb. 2, 1979, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol ii No. 41 - Feb. 3-9, 1979, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol ii No. 42 - Feb. 10-16, 1979, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol ii No. 43 - Feb. 17-23, 1979, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol ii No. 44 - Feb. 24-Mar. 2, 1979, Jose Burgos, Jr.

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We Forum, vol ii No. 45 - Mar. 3-9, 1979, Jose Burgos, Jr.