SDK Heroes and Martyrs

MA. LORENA "LORIE" MORELOS BARROS

 
AB Anthropology (magna cum laude), U.P. Diliman, 1970
 
Maria Lorena Barros taught English at the University of the Philippines-Diliman. She wrote
activist poems. Lorie organized the all-women MAKIBAKA (Malayang Kilusan ng Bagong
Kababaihan) and became its first Chairperson. 
 
She later went underground and was charged with subversion with a price on her head.
She was captured alive by constabulary soldiers on March 24, 1976 in Mauban, Quezon.
She was shot in the nape when she refused to reveal the whereabouts of her comrades.
She died at age 28.   

 

MANUEL BAUTISTA

 

BS Economics Student, U.P. Los Baños, 1967-71.

 

Manuel C. Bautista was elected College Councilor and Representative to the University Student Council. He was an active writer in the campus paper Aggie Green and Gold where he wrote an expose on a U.P. College of Forestry Chemical testing project. He joined UPCA Cultural Society and SDK (Samahan ng Demokratikong Kabataan).

 

He became an Editor of an underground newspaper in the Quezon-Bicol area. He was killed in an encounter in Tagkawayan, Quezon on September, 1976 at age 30.