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Robredo, Marcos face off on martial law at VP forum

Mar 15, 2016 - 11:59 AM

The usually polite and placid administration candidate shows her fiercer side at the Go Negosyo vice presidential forum when the discussion veers towards martial law

FACE OFF. (Left to right) Senator Francis Escudero, Senator Bongbong Marcos, Camarines Sur Representative Leni Robredo, and Senator Antonio Trillanes IV attend the Go Negosyo vice presidential forum on March 14, 2016. Photo from Leni Robredo’s Twitter page.

EDSA through a (fictionalized) Marine's eyes

Mar 13, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Read an excerpt from an essay that is part of the new book Remembering Rethinking EDSA

Image courtesy Official Gazette (www.gov.ph)

Ballet Manila's 'Rebel': Not just a history lesson

Mar 10, 2016 - 2:54 PM

Ballet Manila s Rebel makes parallels between the classical story of Spartacus and the narrative of the 1986 People Power Revolution

Photo by Ocs Alvarez/Rappler

Ateneo professors to Bongbong Marcos: Stop 'distortion of history'

Mar 02, 2016 - 2:12 PM

UPDATED Ateneo professors condemn attempts to whitewash the Marcos regime s wanton violation of human rights and call for justice on behalf of abuse victims

AGAINST REVISIONISM. Ateneo professors release a statement condemning Senator Bonbong Marcos' comment about Martial Law and reminds voters to remain aware. Image courtesy of the Ateneo de Manila University

#PHVote: Candidates, beware the Ides of March

Feb 29, 2016 - 12:44 PM

The month of March means a little more than 60 days left before D Day like the last quarter of a basketball game with no Stephen Curry in it

epa05179467 Filipinos give soldiers flowers in front of the People Power monument during the 30th anniversary of the fall of the then President Ferdinand Marcos' dictatorship, in Quezon city, east of Manila, Philippines, 25 February 2016. The People Power Revolution (EDSA) was a bloodless citizens' uprising that ousted late dictator Ferdinand Marcos in 1986. EPA/MARK R. CRISTINO

Why Leni Robredo is my choice of conscience

Feb 28, 2016 - 7:10 PM

Former 1986 Constitutional Commission member Ed Garcia who was Leni Robredo s former professor in UP writes why he s supporting her

Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Official news agency neglected after EDSA 1

Feb 28, 2016 - 11:17 AM

A lot of people who worked under the Marcos regime were unceremoniously branded as undesirable and cast aside by the conquering heroes and heroines

DIVIDED. EDSA I is remembered for uniting the nation, but the aftermath shows divisions borne out of the distrust at the institutions and people from the Marcos regime. Image courtesy of Mara Mercado

Church after EDSA: Beyond ‘Cardinal Sin power’

Feb 27, 2016 - 8:02 PM

Put people at the center of politics the Jesuit sociopolitical group Simbahang Lingkod ng Bayan says after the EDSA People Power Revolution of 1986

PEOPLE POWER. Like their predecessor Cardinal Jaime Sin, Cardinals Gaudencio Rosales and Luis Antonio Tagle back People Power – through other means – after the EDSA Revolution of February 1986. Photo of Cardinal Rosales by Ulysses Cabayao, SJ. Photo of Cardinal Tagle by Anthony Coloma.

Robredo: Marcos doesn't deserve burial in Heroes' Cemetery

Feb 27, 2016 - 3:38 PM

Asked if she is in favor of allowing the late dictator s burial in the Heroes Cemetery Leni Robredo voices her dissent and says a hero s burial is not deserved

ONGOING CAMPAIGN. Liberal Party vice presidential bet Leni Robredo campaigns in Bulacan, February 27, 2016. Photo courtesy of Leni Robredo media bureau

Kris Aquino on Madonna's EDSA 30 tribute, speaks out against martial law

Feb 27, 2016 - 10:40 AM

UPDATED Madonna s shoutout to us celebrating People Power awakened me writes Kris Aquino on Instagram

Recalling the past, looking to the future: X users react to #EDSA30

Feb 26, 2016 - 10:42 PM

X users share their experiences from EDSA I and their hopes for the Philippines 30 years after the People Power Revolution

Bongbong Marcos too says 'never again' to martial law

Feb 26, 2016 - 6:31 PM

Does the son and namesake of the late dictator see martial law happening again? Oh God no If there is martial law it means we are in crisis

WINNING PANGASINAN. Vice Presidential Candidate Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. during his campaign sortie at Umingan Pangasinan on Friday, Feb. 26, 2016. Photo by Jasmin Dulay

#EDSA30: The Parody of People Power

Feb 26, 2016 - 1:16 PM

People power should have never become a political tool; it was a once in a lifetime act that should have been followed by the hard work of building democratic institutions

From EDSA to RH: Church clout weakens in PH

Feb 26, 2016 - 10:34 AM

CBCP president Archbishop Socrates Villegas however tells Rappler that the Catholic Church ‘should not really have a political clout’

CHURCH-LED PROTEST. Filipinos stage a protest against the reproductive health bill on August 4, 2012, at the EDSA Shrine. This Catholic shrine commemorates the peaceful People Power Revolution along the iconic EDSA highway from February 22-25, 1986. Photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

Ferdinand Marcos’ economic disaster

Feb 26, 2016 - 10:13 AM

Perhaps young voters today cannot be faulted for failing to see the economic and political folly of a dictatorship This article is meant to reach out to them

20-YEAR RULE. Malacañang file photo of the late President Ferdinand Marcos

WATCH: Madonna performs 'Crazy for You' for PH fans on 30th EDSA anniversary

Feb 26, 2016 - 12:38 AM

30 years ago today something very important happened here in the Philippines You fought for your freedom says Madonna at her Manila concert before singing Crazy For You

'CRAZY FOR YOU.' Madonna sings the song for the first time in 30 years to commemorate the 30th People Power Anniversary on the second night of her Manila concert. Screengrab from Twitter/HuaweiDevicePH

#EDSA30: Should the Marcoses be held accountable?

Feb 26, 2016 - 12:18 AM

While many revisit EDSA to commemorate People Power 1 others say it is time to move on

MOVING ON. Netizens say they want to move on from EDSA I because of the disappointment with its aftermath. Image courtesy of Nico Villarete

Martial law helped define me as a photographer

Feb 25, 2016 - 10:00 PM

The training I learned in confronting authorities with or without a camera during martial law are valuable lessons I used later in my investigative photojournalism work

WATCH: The People Power Experiential Museum

Feb 25, 2016 - 9:43 PM

The museum aims to show young people what it was like during the Marcos regime

Robredo to Bongbong Marcos: 'Facts don't lie'

Feb 25, 2016 - 9:27 PM

Vice presidential candidate Leni Robredo asks Filipino youth to understand the context behind EDSA I and the older generation to help them do it

WATCH: 'Lucky day': Surviving torture during martial law

Feb 25, 2016 - 9:03 PM

About 34 000 were tortured Nearly 3 240 were killed Others lived to retell their ordeal so that the new generation would learn from this dark period of Philippine history

Poe, Escudero: We can't force Marcos Jr to apologize

Feb 25, 2016 - 8:41 PM

Presidential candidate Grace Poe says an apology from Bongbong Marcos for martial law atrocities should not be given out of political expediency: Dapat kusang loob

ORTEGAS' BET. Presidential candidate Grace Poe is endorsed by Geraldine Ortega, wife of La Union's governor, during a sortie in San Fernando on February 25, 2016. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Imelda Marcos sits through Mass for victims of husband's regime

Feb 25, 2016 - 8:39 PM

The widow of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos turns up at the wrong Church service but says it s fine

WRONG SERVICE. Former first lady Imelda Marcos is escorted by her aid after attending mass intended for martial law victims at the Baclaran Church in Paranaque City on Wednesday morning, Feb. 24. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

WATCH: Agnes Devanadera reacts to youth's views on People Power

Feb 25, 2016 - 8:02 PM

Watch former justice secretary Devanadera react to tweets and Facebook posts about the EDSA Revolution

Any chance another EDSA will happen?

Feb 25, 2016 - 7:18 PM

The masa has eschewed politics by going abroad or when election time comes voting for the candidates the elites and the middle classes hate the most

30 YEARS LATER. In a re-enactment of the People Power Revolution of 1986, a Filipino soldier sits on top of a military tank during the 30th anniversary of the fall of the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos, at the People Power monument in Quezon City, on February 25, 2016. Photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

Aquino hits Marcos, Duterte on health care, Steph Curry | 6PM wRap

Feb 25, 2016 - 7:09 PM

Watch Rappler’s 6PM newscast with Chay Hofileña

WATCH: What if martial law were still in effect today?

Feb 25, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Would everything be as rosy as some Marcos loyalists say?

Search for Marcos' wealth: Compromising with cronies

Feb 25, 2016 - 5:15 PM

What the entire world knows after 30 years is a mere fraction and not the entirety of the Marcos loot

Youth told: Don't forget why EDSA happened

Feb 25, 2016 - 5:09 PM

Remembering the past and upholding hard fought freedom are the underlying themes in the commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the EDSA Revolution

SALUBUNGAN. A Filipino priest gestures while riding a tank with soldiers as they march in front of the People Power monument to re-enact the 30th anniversary of the fall of the then President Ferdinand Marcos' dictatorship, in Quezon City, February 25, 2016. Photo by Mark Cristino/EPA

WATCH: Fidel Ramos reacts to youth's views on People Power

Feb 25, 2016 - 5:06 PM

Former president Fidel Ramos reads – and reacts – to tweets from the youth about the EDSA revolution

Recovering Marcos’ ill-gotten wealth: After 30 years, what?

Feb 25, 2016 - 5:00 PM

The irony – or tragedy – is that despite overwhelming evidence against them not one of the Marcoses and their cronies had spent a day in prison for plundering the nation

WATCH: Nene Pimentel reacts to youth's views on People Power

Feb 25, 2016 - 2:34 PM

How will the former statesman who was jailed twice during martial law react to the youth s views on the EDSA revolution?

WATCH: Sr Mary John Mananzan reacts to youth's views on People Power

Feb 25, 2016 - 12:36 PM

The activist nun reads – and reacts to – the youth s tweets and Facebook posts about the EDSA revolution

#EDSA30, PH eagle shot in Davao, medical marijuana | 12PM wRap

Feb 25, 2016 - 12:33 PM

Watch Rappler’s 12PM newscast with Chay Hofileña

WATCH: 6 degrees of separation between Steph Curry & Gringo Honasan

Feb 25, 2016 - 12:19 PM

Only 5 people separate the NBA MVP and the former rebel soldier

Aquino: Marcos doomed to repeat father's mistakes

Feb 25, 2016 - 11:52 AM

Kung hindi man lang niya makita ang mali sa ginawa ng kanilang pamilya paano tayo aasang hindi niya ito uulitin? President Benigno Aquino III asks at the 30th anniversary of the EDSA Revolution

NEVER FORGET. President Benigno Aquino III reminds Filipinos, especially the youth, of how far the Philippines has come, 30 after the EDSA People Power Revolution on February 25, 2016. Photo by Joseph Vidal/ Malacañang Photo Bureau

In clearer light: Remembering EDSA in 2016

Feb 25, 2016 - 10:23 AM

I will remember EDSA prayerfully

Image courtesy www.gov.ph

#EDSA30: Remembering Alpha and Delta

Feb 25, 2016 - 9:41 AM

The two anti Marcos leaders were kept in solitary confinement in Fort Magsaysay The only way Delta and Alpha knew the other was still alive was when one would sing Lupang Hinirang and the other would reply with Bayan Ko

ALPHA. A wax figure of Senator Ninoy Aquino stands watch. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

In FE Marcos village, Aquino hits martial law, Binay

Feb 25, 2016 - 8:00 AM

President Aquino campaigns for his candidates in vote rich Nueva Ecija where dictator Ferdinand Marcos detained his father the late Senator Benigno Aquino Jr

EDSA '86 up north: The day Baguio turned yellow

Feb 25, 2016 - 7:00 AM

Like other big cities Baguio had a simultaneous People Power Revolution in February 1986

MARCOS COUNTRY? Baguio City was known as Marcos country, but pro-democracy residents took to the streets at the same time as activists in Manila were staging the 1986 People Power Revolution. Photo courtesy of Art Tibaldo

WATCH: 6 degrees of separation between Maria Ozawa & Ferdinand Marcos

Feb 25, 2016 - 4:00 AM

Only 6 people separate the Japanese adult star and the dictator

People Power veterans to Bongbong: Wala ka bang puso?

Feb 24, 2016 - 11:53 PM

You re aspiring to be the vice president of the country Address the darkest part of our history

WATCH: People Power Revolution Anniversary #EDSA30

Feb 24, 2016 - 11:31 PM

Watch the commemoration of the 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution The Philippines bloodless revolution that toppled a dictator turns 30

Where are the 2016 bets on the 30th EDSA anniversary?

Feb 24, 2016 - 9:21 PM

On the 30th anniversary of the historic bloodless revolution candidates for the 2016 polls will be continuing their campaigns outside Manila

COMMEMORATION. The Philippines commemorates the 30th anniversary of the historic People Power uprising on February 25, 2016. Photo by George Moya/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Inside the powerful EDSA 30 experiential museum

Feb 24, 2016 - 9:11 PM

Dubbed Biyahe Tungo sa Liwanag Journey Towards Light the new museum immerses visitors in sights and sounds depicting the Marcos regime – and the long and winding road towards the People Power Revolution

FVR tells voters: Visit Bantayog ng mga Bayani

Feb 24, 2016 - 8:58 PM

UPDATED Bantayog ng mga Bayani is founded by victims of martial law

Roxas, Robredo visit Aquino-Diokno Memorial a day before #EDSA30

Feb 24, 2016 - 8:53 PM

The Liberal Party tandem visits the facility where Senator Ninoy Aquino was detained

EDSA 1986: My generation's core memory

Feb 24, 2016 - 8:30 PM

To the young adults of today I invite you to carry on – not to glorify nor to make a repeat of EDSA rather to rekindle and breathe new life into its spirit

Prison art by Edicio de la Torre.  For opposing the Marcos dictatorship, De la Torre was imprisoned twice: from December 13, 1974 to April 20, 1980 and from April 22, 1982 to March 1, 1986.   He sketched this picture in 1984 while in jail in Camp Bagong Diwa, Bicutan.

Duterte: I won’t be dictator, just hardliner on crime

Feb 24, 2016 - 6:50 PM

I will not become a dictator I will just ask everybody to follow the law But then I ll be strict and harsh says Duterte a day before the anniversary of the EDSA Revolution

HARDLINE STANCE. Rodrigo Duterte explains his platform, focused on fighting crime and improving the economy, in Pasay City on February 24, 2016. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Martial law speak: Words that defined the anti-Marcos movement

Feb 24, 2016 - 6:00 PM

Only a few of the words here remain familiar to the generations that never experienced martial law These words meant life and death to many