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FALSE: Jovito Salonga 'says Ninoy Aquino is not a hero'

Nov 29, 2019 - 6:35 PM

Salonga did not say these statements. The quote was an opinion lifted from a blog site and was falsely attributed to the late statesman.

FALSE: Jovito Salonga's 'letter' to Cory saying Marcos had no ill-gotten wealth

Sep 25, 2019 - 2:33 PM

The signatures in the letter do not match those in government records

History repeats itself: Senate had mace-chase almost 30 years ago

Jul 25, 2018 - 8:10 PM

In 1991, a controversial coup that sought to oust then Senate president Jovito Salonga triggered a childish mace-chase in the chamber

Lorenzo Tañada undaunted in line of fire

Oct 08, 2017 - 8:26 AM

'Do not and never despair, because this could only be a time of testing. Believe me, in God's own season, justice will ultimately triumph,' statesman Lorenzo Tañada said when Ninoy Aquino was in jail

IN PHOTOS: The ‘real heroes’ at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani

Dec 01, 2016 - 9:00 AM

On the birth anniversary of Katipunan founder Andres Bonifacio and on the same day anti Marcos protests are conducted 19 men and women are given honors for standing up against Ferdinand Marcos dictatorship

'REAL HEROES.' Former Senator Wigberto Tanada unveils the wall of remembrance dedicated to 19 heroes who fought the abuses during Martial Law. All photos by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Kin of Martial Law heroes: ‘It feels like a homecoming’

Nov 30, 2016 - 10:24 PM

They are the real heroes not Ferdinand Marcos: the names of 19 new patriots who opposed Martial Law are added to the wall of remembrance at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani

'REAL HEROES.' Relatives of victims of Martial Law light candles at the Bantayog ng mga Baynani Wall of Remembrance to honor the heroism of their fallen kin. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

19 Martial Law heroes set to be honored

Nov 26, 2016 - 8:45 PM

The Bantayog ng mga Bayani Foundation is set to recognize 19 men and women who fought against the Marcos regime

HEROES. The Bantayog ng mga Bayani Foundation recognizes the men and women who have fought against the martial law regime. Photo from the Facebook page of Bantayog ng mga Bayani

LOOK BACK: When the Senate said 'no' to US bases renewal

Sep 16, 2016 - 4:03 PM

The 1991 treaty between the Philippines and the US would have given the US 10 more years at Subic Naval Base – but 12 senators made the historic decision to vote no

SENATE VOTES NO. In 1991, the Philippine Senate rejects a proposal to allow the US 10 more years in the Subic base. Graphic by Nina Martinez, file photo by Jay Directo/AFP

US elections, Bangladesh bank heist, Salonga tribute | 12PM wRap

Mar 16, 2016 - 4:59 PM

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'Son of Pasig' Jovito Salonga laid to rest in his hometown

Mar 16, 2016 - 3:02 PM

The elder statesman who died on March 10 is lauded by city officials as an inspiration to Pasigueños for his commitment to public service

LAID TO REST. The Pasig-born Jovito Salonga is laid to rest in his hometown, beside the grave of his late wife. Photo by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

Ruling party pays tribute to LP great Jovito Salonga

Mar 16, 2016 - 7:30 AM

LP stalwarts including party standard bearer Mar Roxas pay tribute to one of the country s most esteemed statesmen

LEGACY. The ruling Liberal Party pays its respect to one of its greats, the late Senate President Jovito Salonga. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Senators on Salonga: 'A statesman of the highest order'

Mar 15, 2016 - 7:58 PM

Former and current senators of the country remember former Senate President Jovito Salonga as a man of humility deep faith and courage

Nene Pimentel remembers 'Jovy Salonga, the man'

Mar 12, 2016 - 6:55 PM

He was a human being – subject to the flights of optimism and to the depths of pessimism which ordinary mortals are heirs to former senator Nene Pimentel says of the late Jovito Salonga

PH mourns death of 'great Filipino' Jovy Salonga

Mar 10, 2016 - 7:48 PM

His life stands as a reproach to all those who would put personal gain ahead of public service; who would lower the standards of public discourse; and who would sacrifice human rights and the rule of law either for personal or partisan advantage says Malacañang

SENATOR JOVY. Photo coutesy of the Salonga family

VP Binay’s case, Jovito Salonga, ISIS documents | 6PM wRap

Mar 10, 2016 - 7:21 PM

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The life, love and struggles of Jovito Salonga

Mar 10, 2016 - 5:21 PM

(UPDATED) Read about the former Senate president and the legacy he leaves behind

SALONGA. Photo from the Salonga family archives

Ex-Senate president Jovito Salonga dies

Mar 10, 2016 - 4:19 PM

UPDATED For younger Filipinos who may not know him Jovito Salonga was one of the country s most esteemed statesmen

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

LP: Party to beat in 2016

Jun 11, 2015 - 8:30 AM

The political imperative is to keep intact the ruling coalition in preparation for 2016

Fast Facts: Jovito Salonga

Jun 22, 2014 - 12:48 PM

UPDATED Get to know more about the former Senate president and one of the country s greatest statesmen

SENATOR JOVY. Photo coutesy of the Salonga family