Leandro L. Alejandro Foundation Archives
|Biographical / Historical Note|
The Leandro L. Alejandro Foundation (LLAF) was founded after the murder of Leandro L. Alejandro in 1987; Alejandro, born 1960, a student leader and political activist during the Marcos regime and one of the founders of the `Anti Imperialist Youth Committee' and the `Youth for Nationalism and Democracy'; as founding member and secretary-general of the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN), a national coalition of left-wing organizations and parties, he took the position of critical engagement during the Snap Elections, which overthrew the Marcos regime and leaded Aquino to power; he run for Congress in 1987 under the new political party Partido ng Massa (Party of the Masses); at the height of the campaign he was killed at the age of 27 in September 1987; the LLAF, stimulating the peace process under president Ramos, organized in the early nineties a Peace Network, in which Alejandro's widow Lidy Nacpil-Alejandro played an important role; the Institute for Critical Studies in Quezon, founded by the LLAF, is a place for reflection and research for the left-wing movement.
The archives were donated to the IISH by Liddy Alejandro in
Correspondence, press clippings and other documents on the peace process, the peoples' caucus, elections, campaigns and political parties; on human rights, the political and economical situation, environmental issues and the nuclear and military bases 1986-1995; on the conference on Peace and the Peace Process in October 1992, sponsored by the LLAF and creating the Peace Network 1992-1995; a few personal documents from Lidy Nacpil 1965-1995.
Documents on the Gabi ni Lean. Pag-alala, an evening of music, poetry and remembrance of the late activist-thinker Lean Alejandro on July 10, 2007, in PETA Theater Center, New Manila, Quezon City 2007 and some other memorating activities in that year.
Digital material: on Lean L. Alejandro Photo Exhibition.