Anti-Marcos protests - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Anti-Marcos protests


A year after Marcos burial, minority senators honor protesters as 'true heroes'

Nov 18, 2017 - 3:59 PM

'On this day, let us choose to remember not the burial but the people who rose to the call: protesters who showed a strong sense of hope, pride, and solidarity,' say minority senators a year after dictator Ferdinand Marcos was given a hero's burial

NOT A HERO. Mostly victims during the martial law, protesters oppose the burial of the late President Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Conclusion: Time for pro-democracy forces' agenda

Dec 11, 2016 - 11:00 AM

The November 25 and 30 mass actions have confirmed two things: first the existence of a critical mass of warm bodies to comprise the pro democracy movement; and second the emergence of young people or millennials as a new force to reckon with

Leni leads PH pro-democracy movement

Dec 06, 2016 - 5:00 PM

Her biggest challenge lies in leading the entire pro democracy movement to reclaim the nation’s democratic ideals that are being eroded slowly by the administration’s authoritarian tendencies

Robredo’s liberation and millennials rising

Dec 05, 2016 - 1:43 PM

It s an exciting time for the country Hopefully we will now have a robust opposition to the Duterte government when it does bad things like killing the poor or protecting corrupt police officials implicated in illegal drugs

FAITH. Vice President Leni Robredo expresses hope that the Supreme Court will be fair in its ruling on the electoral case filed against her by former Senator Bongbong Marcos. Photo by Office of the President

De Lima files appeal vs Marcos burial before SC

Nov 30, 2016 - 6:09 PM

In a motion for reconsideration Senator Leila de Lima argues that dictator Ferdinand Marcos has been rendered the highest possible conviction ever

DUTERTE CRITIC. Senator Leila de Lima (C) gestures along with other Catholics as they offer prayers during a Mass for victims of extrajudicial killings, at a church in Manila on November 23, 2016. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Bishop: Join anti-Marcos rally out of compassion, not revenge

Nov 30, 2016 - 11:13 AM

Huwag tayong magsiraan Archbishop Socrates Villegas tells protesters joining the nationwide anti Marcos rally on November 30

'HUWAG MAGSIRAAN.' Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas reminds protesters to join anti-Marcos rallies out of compassion and not revenge. File photo courtesy of CBCP News

Millennials lead anti-Marcos vigil at Libingan ng mga Bayani

Nov 29, 2016 - 10:48 PM

Millennials who met through social media stage a vigil on the eve of the November 30 protests against the hero s burial for late dictator Ferdinand Marcos

MILLENNIALS VS MARCOS. Millennials behind the group 'Block Marcos' spend some downtime at around 7 pm on November 29, 2016, before dozens of other participants arrive for their vigil outside the Libingan ng mga Bayani. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

[Newspoint] Choosy protesters

Nov 28, 2016 - 7:25 PM

For all that dreadful familiarity Duterte with his own tendency toward authoritarianism is even less criticized than a dead dictator I see 3 reasons why

NEW WAVE. A new generation of anti-Marcos protesters at the Luneta on Friday, November 25. Photo by Melvyn Calderon

#AnimatED: Dismiss anti-Marcos protests at your peril

Nov 28, 2016 - 10:48 AM

The burial of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani has cost President Duterte political capital though it appears he doesn t see it that way

IN PHOTOS: Anti-Marcos rallies outside Metro Manila

Nov 26, 2016 - 3:21 PM

UPDATED Protests against the burial of former president Ferdinand Marcos at the Heroes Cemetery take place all over the country and even outside the country

TACLOBAN. Protests in the city most devasted by supertyphoon Haiyan. Photo by Jazmin Bonifacio/Rappler

Baguio anti-Marcos rally: 'This will not be the last'

Nov 26, 2016 - 12:12 AM

Hundreds of protesters march along Session Road vowing to sustain protest actions until Ferdinand Marcos remains are exhumed from the Libingan ng mga Bayani and returned to Ilocos Norte

PROTEST. University students march along Session Road to protest the burial of Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani, November 25, 2016. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Protesters in Imelda’s Tacloban: Dig up Marcos remains

Nov 25, 2016 - 11:00 PM

UP Tacloban students and protesters from other sectors say Ferdinand Marcos does not deserve a place in the Heroes’ Cemetery due to the human rights violations committed during his dictatorial reign

Photo by Jazmin Bonifacio/Rappler

Bicol protesters: Hold Duterte accountable for Marcos burial

Nov 25, 2016 - 8:58 PM

Marches and rallies denouncing President Duterte s decision to allow a hero s burial for Marcos are held in Legazpi Daet Naga Sorsogon and Virac in the Bicol region

Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Ilocanos protest too: 'Marcos is no hero'

Nov 25, 2016 - 7:48 PM

Protesters include Martial Law victims from the Cagayan Valley region and their families militant groups and youth and student organizations

ANTI-MARCOS PROTEST. Anti-Marcos protesters in Cagayan stage a rally under the rain. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

‘Marcos not a hero’: Taft Avenue schools hold noise barrage, light candles

Nov 25, 2016 - 7:00 AM

Students faculty and administrators from De La Salle University DLSU Law College of Saint Benilde St Scholastica s College and Arellano Law vow to sustain anti Marcos initiatives beyond rallies

Students and admin from De La Salle University, College of Saint Benilde, St. Scholastica's College and Arellano University forming an alliance called The Taft Network join together to protest against the Marcos burial along Taft Avenue on November 24, 2016. An open mic program, noise barrage and candle lighting ceremony united the schools to showcase the voice of the youth.

Framers of Constitution condemn Marcos burial, draw hope from youth

Nov 24, 2016 - 3:14 PM

We are inspired by the outpouring of protest by the youth who give life to our hope for generations of heroes who are the antithesis of everything that was Marcos say members of the 1986 Constitutional Commission

YOUTH PROTEST VS MARCOS BURIAL. Students protest the state interment of dictator Ferdinand Marcos in Manila. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Duterte vows to protect Marcos burial protesters

Nov 24, 2016 - 1:42 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte says demonstrators will not need to secure permits from local government units – running against the requirement imposed by LGUs

PRESIDENT DUTERTE. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

IN PHOTOS, VIDEOS: A night of rage, camaraderie, and purpose

Nov 19, 2016 - 7:48 AM

At the People Power Monument protesters share water and cookies chant with one voice and raise their fists against a common grievance

PEOPLE'S POWER. At the People Power Monument, protesters urge vehicles to express their opposition to the Marcos burial by honking their horns. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Schedule of protests vs Marcos burial: November 18

Nov 18, 2016 - 1:09 PM

UPDATED Anti Marcos mobilizations are ongoing in Metro Manila as of posting Some rally organizers call on groups to converge at the Edsa Shrine

When breaking the law was necessary

Sep 22, 2015 - 6:00 PM

On the 43rd anniversary of the declaration of martial law I share 3 tales that illustrate why breaking the law is sometimes the only way to live up to the demands of a higher law

Behn Cervantes taken to hospital

Jul 29, 2013 - 11:02 AM

Renowned stage and screen actor director to be treated for pneumonia with complications

ACTOR-DIRECTOR. Cervantes (seated) at a recent awards ceremony. Photo courtesy of Pablo Tariman