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The First Quarter Storm of 1970 revisited

Feb 06, 2020 - 7:39 PM

Armed with nothing more than angry slogans and sticks and stones – and an occasional pillbox or two – those who manned the barricades during the FQS would undergo a baptism of fire that would change their lives forever

First Quarter Storm Reunion. Rappler Photo

CPP taps students of 10 Manila universities for Red October plot – Galvez

Oct 02, 2018 - 1:22 PM

(UPDATED) Military chief General Carlito Galvez Jr, who does not identify the schools, says this is part of the communists' bid to form a 'broad coalition' to unseat President Rodrigo Duterte

PH MILITARY CHIEF. AFP chief General Carlito Galvez Jr at the Senate Finance Subcommittee hearing on the proposed 2019 budget of the Department of National Defense on October 2, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Makabayan bloc wants annual commemoration of First Quarter Storm

Sep 20, 2018 - 5:42 PM

House Bill 8271 seeks to commemorate the turbulent period in Philippine history marked by mostly student-led mass demonstrations and protests against the Marcos dictatorship

NEVER FORGET. The Makabayan bloc in the House of Representatives pushes for a bill to commemorate the First Quarter Storm. Photo courtesy of Makabayan

A Generation's Dirge, Part 2

Mar 12, 2017 - 1:00 PM

If we go beyond the factional debates and how cadres and ex cadres interpreted them and justified their respective sides we can discern a couple of interesting things

File photo by Edwin Espejo/Rappler

Requiem for a generation

Mar 05, 2017 - 9:30 AM

Why are many 'veterans' of the fight against the Marcos dictatorship now are pitted against each other in the battle between President Rodrigo Duterte and his opponents?

In this file photo, masked sympathizers guard the coffin bearing the remains of slain labor leader Filemon 'Popoy' Lagman, draped with the hammer and sickle flag as the funeral march heads to Marikina, February 12, 2001. Jay Directo/AFP

Marcos hero's burial? First Quarter Storm survivors say no

Aug 23, 2016 - 8:33 PM

The First Quarter Storm was a series of protests during the first 3 months of 1970 which prompted the declaration of the Martial Law

Former Palace spokesman dies

Oct 04, 2014 - 1:06 PM

Jerry Barican noted student activist and former presidential spokesman dies from complications of a heart attack

Edjop, Imelda Marcos, and the fear of forgetting

Jul 07, 2014 - 7:51 PM

I am afraid that one day given the Marcos apologists inundating social media I ll be one of many Filipinos afflicted with amnesia – unable to recall what our mothers and fathers and grandmothers and grandfathers told us about Martial Law

MASS ARRESTS. Martial law led to the arrest of Marcos critics. Photo courtesy of Dr Ferdinand Llanes, from the exhibit of UP Likas

TIMELINE: First Quarter Storm

Feb 27, 2014 - 8:42 PM

From January to March 1970 student leaders protest against the government of Ferdinand Marcos prompting the declaration of Martial Law in 1972

FQS: The uprising that created and nurtured people power

Feb 25, 2014 - 7:30 AM

While the First Quarter Storm is believed to be an upsurge in the youth and student movement its impact derives from its breaking out of the narrow confines of school issues reaching out to other sectors

Settling accounts: A personal account

Feb 17, 2014 - 9:26 AM

What really matters is not admissions of past guilt or injustice but fundamentally the rightness of any transfer in charity from those who have to those who have less

Of tears and rage: How the first quarter storm radicalized me

Jan 27, 2014 - 6:39 PM

This started the road to my personal transformation from a moderate to a radical student

Brocka's 'Maynila': A film that lives

Jul 27, 2013 - 9:43 AM

Maynila sa mga Kuko ng Liwanag still thrives in its critical acclaim almost 40 years after its release

FRANTIC. Bembol Roco in this iconic closing frame. Photo from The Urian Anthology 1970-1979

Revisiting Brocka's 1971 gay classic

Jul 24, 2013 - 7:04 PM

Tubog sa Ginto has married businessman Eddie Garcia in steamy affair with driver Mario O Hara Sounds familiar?

'DARING ATTEMPT.' Garcia and O'Hara, uh, take a bath. Image from The Urian Anthology 1970-1979

The passion of Pramoedya

Jul 02, 2013 - 5:17 PM

A vigorous heartbreaking drama on the Indonesian author

VIVID DRAMA. An energetic cast revs up this heartbreaker about Indonesia's great writer. Photo courtesy of CCP