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07036518 ©ROLEX DELA PENA/EPA/MAXPPP MANILA 20180921 A Filipino protestor gestures during a protest rally near the gates of Malacanang presidential palace in Manila, Philippines, 21 September 2018. Human rights groups and government organizations staged protest rallies in different parts of the country marking the 46th anniversary of the declaration of martial law. Former strongman Ferdinand Marcos imposed martial law for nine years from September 1972, during which thousands of people, most of them accused of being enemies of the state, were arrested, tortured, killed and disappeared.