Edsa People Power Revolution - updates

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The significance of February 25, 1986

Feb 26, 2020 - 3:00 PM

Once before we rejected a dictator

Robredo: EDSA anniversary a reminder that tyrants won’t succeed

Feb 25, 2020 - 12:02 PM

(UPDATED) On the 34th anniversary of the historic event, Vice President Leni Robredo urges Filipinos to protect and preserve the memory of the EDSA People Power Revolution amid attempts by some quarters to 'erase it for their personal agenda'

NO TO REVISING HISTORY. Vice President Leni Robredo wants the truth about the abuses of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos to prevail. File photo by Charlie Villegas/OVP)

[EDITORIAL] Nasa DNA natin ang EDSA People Power

Feb 24, 2020 - 12:04 PM

When the protector becomes the predator, where do you run?

Rappler PLUS briefing: Deep dive into the Marcos networked propaganda

Feb 18, 2020 - 5:00 PM

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Thatcher approved Corazon Aquino asylum request – archives

Dec 31, 2019 - 8:36 AM

But Britain's protection was ultimately not needed after the deposed dictator Ferdinand Marcos, Corazon Aquino's rival in the 1986 snap presidential elections, steps down

REMEMBER CORY. Corazon Aquino, the wife of the slain opposition leader Benigno Aquino, Jr., is cheered by her advisers after announcing on December 03, 1985 in Manila, that she will run against President Ferdinand Marcos in the presidential snap poll February 7. File photo by Romeo Gacad/AFP

33rd EDSA anniversary marked as Marcoses plot comeback

Feb 25, 2019 - 1:40 PM

Signs of a divided, forgetful country come on full display as the Philippines marks the 33rd anniversary of the peaceful EDSA People Power Revolution of 1986

LOW-KEY OBSERVANCE. Filipinos mark the 33rd anniversary of the EDSA People Revolution on February 25, 2019, in an observance skipped by President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo by Jire Carreon/ Rappler

Duterte on EDSA anniversary: Be inspired, value freedom

Feb 25, 2019 - 12:05 AM

'Let us never forget the sacrifice of those who came before us so that we may always be motivated to preserve and protect the democratic way of life that we enjoy today,' says President Rodrigo Duterte

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-LABAN) campaign rally at the Alonte Sports Arena in Biñan City, Laguna on February 23, 2019. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Groups urge unity vs tyranny ahead of People Power anniversary

Feb 23, 2019 - 4:22 PM

(UPDATED) ‘We cannot allow the next generation of Filipinos to live in fear and violence. We stand against the Duterte government,’ says the Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates

'ONE VOICE'. Church groups join others in a  rally to mark the 33rd EDSA People Power anniversary two days earlier, on February 23, 2019.  Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Enrile claims opposition to 'military junta' drove him to leave Ferdinand Marcos

Sep 23, 2018 - 8:40 AM

Former senator Juan Ponce Enrile also tells Bongbong Marcos that he didn't know the dictator was sick, even though he served the Marcos regime for 20 years

'WITNESS TO HISTORY'. Ex-senator Bongbong Marcos interviews Juan Ponce Enrile, former defense minister of his father. Screenshot from Bongbong's YouTube account

[OPINION] Duterte’s Cha-Cha reverses gains of EDSA

Mar 02, 2018 - 3:42 PM

At the very least, these proposed amendments grant immense powers to Duterte and effectively dismantle whatever system of checks and balances there is

In Bacolod, media oppression, Cha-Cha hit on People Power anniv

Feb 25, 2018 - 1:43 PM

The protesters stress the critical role of the media in the historic 1986 event

NEVER AGAIN. National Union of Journalists of the Philippines national director Nonoy Espina calls on the public to stand with the press during the 32nd commemoration of Edsa People Power revolution in Bacolod City, Saturday. Photo by Marchel P. Espina/Rappler

Duterte calls for unity, solidarity on EDSA anniversary

Feb 24, 2018 - 5:44 PM

(UPDATED) For the second year in a row, however, President Rodrigo Duterte decides to skip the annual commemoration of the EDSA People Power Revolution

EDSA PEOPLE POWER. In this file photo, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte speaks during the 10th Biennial National Convention and 20th Founding Anniversary Celebration of the Chinese Filipino Business Club, Inc. at the Manila Hotel on February 19, 2018. King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo

Oldest alliance of college editors to stage nationwide protests February 23

Feb 22, 2018 - 3:56 PM

These protests seek to condemn the recent attacks of President Rodrigo Duterte on press freedom

Campus journalists from CEGP protest to defend press freedom from the oppression of Duterte’s government in front of the Mendiola Peace Arch on January 17, 2018. Photo by Alecs Ongcal

[OPINION] Liberals and Democrats must fight back to reclaim their place in Asian politics

Dec 09, 2017 - 2:30 PM

We have no doubt that history would vindicate us in the end, and that the principles of democracy, human rights, a well-managed market economy, and the rule of law are the only pathways to peace, justice, and prosperity

Whose EDSA? A reflection on the (failed) promises of ‘People Power’

Feb 27, 2017 - 9:07 AM

Like an audience of a ‘teleserye’ with no control over the plot spectatorship is our default mode of involvement What EDSA represents is the hope that such passivity has not always been the case

POWER OF WE. Former President Noynoy Aquino joins the thousands gather at the People Power Monument. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

The relevance of the EDSA People Power Revolution, 31 years later

Feb 26, 2017 - 8:30 AM

The 1986 People Power revolution was not merely a people’s collective exertion against a tyrannical regime More importantly it was a people’s war to recover their dignity and freedom ensuring that as life comes from God only God can take away

Personalities involved in the People Power revolt link arms while singing during the celebration 31st EDSA revolution inside the Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City on February 24, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Despite 'silent' celebration, thousands relive spirit of EDSA

Feb 26, 2017 - 1:09 AM

Organizers of the rally say 6 000 participated in the Power of We protest set on the 31st anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution

POWER OF WE. Thousands of protesters gather at the People Power Monument to commemorate the 31st anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution

WATCH: Thousands gather to commemorate EDSA 31

Feb 26, 2017 - 12:28 AM

Those who gathered at EDSA 31 not only commemorated the People Power Revolution but protested the burial of former president Ferdinand Marcos

Pangilinan: 'Real change' lies in 'people power'

Feb 25, 2017 - 10:46 PM

I believe the war on drugs should be refocused [to] war on poverty to reach a developed nation status says Senator Francis Pangilinan

EDSA31. Senator Francis "Kiko" Pangilinan said in a forum on the commemoration of the 31st anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution that real change lies in the empowerment of the Filipino people

IN PHOTOS: Anti-Duterte groups relive EDSA People Power uprising

Feb 25, 2017 - 9:13 PM

Protesters raise several issues as they commemorate the 31st EDSA People Power uprising

Activists from Block Marcos Movement lift their fists in front of the People Power Monument. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Thousands gather at Luneta to support Duterte

Feb 25, 2017 - 7:34 PM

UPDATED It is a show of force to support President Rodrigo Duterte It also coincides with the 31st anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution

Leftist groups demand 'genuine change' on 31st EDSA anniversary

Feb 25, 2017 - 1:37 PM

Leftist groups ask President Rodrigo Duterte to fulfill his campaign promise to seal a peace deal with communist rebels

RESUME PEACE TALKS. Progressive groups call for the restoration of peace talks and the fulfilment of the government's promises on the 31st anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

READ: Sara Duterte reminds bishop on meaning of EDSA

Feb 25, 2017 - 11:58 AM

Let me tell you what freedom is It is to live a life that is free from your selective moral standard This is what the meaning of EDSA is the Davao City mayor tells Lingayen Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas in an open letter

MEANING OF EDSA. In this file photo, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte attends the Change of Command Ceremony of the Task Force Davao on September 8, 2016 in Davao City. File photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

De Lima: 'In face of looming darkness, inflame spirit of EDSA'

Feb 25, 2017 - 10:09 AM

Sa kasalukuyan pilit na sinusubukan ng ilan na palabnawin ang diwa ng EDSA kasabay ng pagsupil sa ating demokrasya says the embattled senator

File photo by Joseph Vidal/PRIB

The essence of EDSA: Change begins with us

Feb 25, 2017 - 8:00 AM

We don t need false prophets of change who claim that they are the people s last hope The change that we so desire begins with us

Photo by Leni Robredo Media Bureau

Robredo to Duterte: 'Mr President, we call you to task'

Feb 24, 2017 - 8:07 PM

Be the leader you promised to be and stop the lies that are distorting the truth in our society today says the Vice President in her strongest speech yet on the current state of affairs

HOPE. Vice President Leni Robredo delivers the message of hope for the 31st anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution. Photo from the Office of the Vice President

Cardinal Tagle to parishes: Hold People Power activities

Feb 24, 2017 - 6:09 PM

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle makes this unprecedented move as the Duterte administration chooses to hold a low key celebration of People Power this year

TOP PRELATE. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle urges parishes in the Archdiocese of Manila to remember the EDSA People Power Revolution of February 1986. File photo courtesy of Veritas846.ph on Facebook

Millennials urged to win 'terrible war on memory'

Feb 22, 2017 - 10:33 AM

If you create one ignorant generation what will the next one be like? asks historian Jo Ed Tirol as he urges the youth to fight efforts to revise the dark chapter in Philippine history

WAR ON MEMORY. Historian Jo-Ed Tirol said the bigger war the Philippines is facing is a war on memory. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

No 'Salubungan' at EDSA anniversary under Duterte

Feb 21, 2017 - 6:56 PM

We just want to make this as simple as possible says Malacañang as it explains the Duterte administration s decision to scrap the highlight of past EDSA anniversary celebrations

'SOMBER' 31ST EDSA ANNIVERSARY. Senior Deputy Executive Secretary Menardo Guevarra discusses the government's theme for the 31st EDSA People Power Revolution anniversary on February 21, 2017. Photo by Ace Moradante/Presidential Photo

Peace talks, Duterte, People Power | Evening wRap

Feb 16, 2017 - 7:48 PM

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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

Clash of memories

Dec 03, 2016 - 10:16 PM

The protests against Marcos’ burial in the Libingan and historical revisionism in favor of Marcos testify to the necessity of a continued struggle over history and memory

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

Marcos family shoulders cost of ex-president's burial

Nov 08, 2016 - 3:17 PM

Next step: the Philippine Army will meet with the Marcoses to discuss the date of burial plans for the burial site and details of the burial ceremony among others

PREPARATIONS STOPPED. Dried leaves are scattered all over the area that was planned to be set aside for Marcos' remains. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

In anti-Marcos burial rally, Martial Law tales come alive

Aug 14, 2016 - 11:16 PM

Participants in the rally reminisce the time they were fighting against the Marcos regime leading up to the 1986 EDSA People Power uprising

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

Xavier University urges youth to 'learn from history' on Independence Day

Jun 12, 2016 - 8:46 AM

We celebrate this declaration as a symbol of our bravery determination and unity to live free with human rights and dignity says Dulce Dawang of Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan

MUSIC AND HUES. Members of the XU Cultural Dance Troupe showcase various Philippine dances in colorful costumes. Part of the annual celebration of the PH Independence Day is the promotion of Filipino heritage and culture. All photos by Trajano Dagala Cabrales

Binay's pitch for Honasan

Mar 05, 2016 - 9:10 AM

How will the United Nationalist Alliance standard bearer convince his supporters to favor his running mate who is at the bottom of surveys?

'BIN-GO TANDEM.' Senator Gregorio Honasan II teams up with Vice President Jejomar Binay for the 2016 elections. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

#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

Palace on Aquino's anti-Marcos remarks: 'Truth vs amnesia'

Feb 27, 2016 - 7:34 PM

Malacañang says President Aquino s remarks against the Marcoses during the 30th anniversary of the EDSA revolution is an attempt to fight disinformation with facts

TRUTH VS AMNESIA. President Benigno Simeon Aquino III flashes the “L” Laban sign during the re-enactment of the historic “Salubungan." Photo by Benhur Arcayan/ Malacañang Photo Bureau

#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

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

IN PHOTOS: EDSA Revolution: Not just in 4 days

Feb 25, 2016 - 8:00 PM

The street protests in EDSA in February 1986 were the culmination of the numerous marches and rallies demanding the ouster of the dictator

An effigy of then President Marcos and Ronald Reagan with protesters in Mendiola.

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?

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: 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

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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

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