Rappler's latest stories on Marcos Martial Law
Some Filipinos enjoyed a lavish dinner to 'honor' a convicted plunderer while the Taal evacuees suffered from hunger and thirst
'Kung may kailangang baguhin, kailangan siguraduhin na ma-inculcate sa bawat mamamayang Pilipino kung ano iyong kasamaan na dinala sa atin ng diktadurya,' says Vice President Leni Robredo
The UP Department of History says former senator Bongbong Marcos' call is nothing but an attempt 'to continue covering up the countless human rights violations and corruption' during his late father's dictatorship
How can we expect regret and repentance from a family that consciously alters the past?
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
When nostalgia offers an illusion of a 'golden' past, we must be critical when politicians use it to promise a better future
Many Filipinos point a finger at Ilocanos for supporting a dictator who plundered the country. However, they are not the only ones who are accountable – politicians are, too.
'I get so tired listening to $1 million here, $1 million there, it's so petty.' Do you remember saying this?
Marcos' Martial Law is not only a story of how the oppressors oppressed. It is also the story of how the oppressed resisted.
(UPDATED) 'Higit sa pag-alala, ang araw na ito ay isang panawagan…na gampanan ang ating iisang tungkulin na siguruhing walang lugar ang kahit sinong diktador sa isang bayang malaya,' says Vice President Leni Robredo on the 47th anniversary of Martial Law
The failure of historians to write a thorough historical study of the Marcos years has opened the floodgates of misinformation and inaccurate narratives from both sides of the debate, says history professor Filomeno Aguilar Jr
'Problema kasi, ang academic freedom, freedom lang sa isang pangkat, walang freedom sa iba,' says Senator Imee Marcos
The actress, whose father was allied with Ferdinand Marcos, says people need to continue to rise against the Marcos family's return to politics
PDP-Laban was founded to fight the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos' Martial Law. Decades later, Marcos' daughter Imee is an ally of the party.
The senatorial hopeful was 17 years old when Martial Law was proclaimed, but was already turning 31 in 1986, the year her family was exiled from the Philippines
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Certain words and stories lose their power when told too many times. People can’t respond to horror stories and torture porn forever. Is there a better way of remembering Martial Law?
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'I am encouraging all administrators, faculty, students, and staff throughout the system to participate in meaningful and peaceful activities,' says UP president Danilo Concepcion
'How can those who were unjustly detained, tortured, and murdered move on when there is...not acceptance and recognition of wrongdoing on their part?' asks Senator Francis Pangilinan
'The conflict between the Marcoses and Aquinos happened a long time ago. We don't need to keep hating people for a very long time,' says Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos
Of course, we've only had a go at it twice. But with the untold losses we've suffered with each failure, how can we afford another?
From Wikipedia to Facebook, how do we fight back against trolls, 'fake news' and historical revisionism?
'Unearth the dictator,' says an anti-Marcos group a year after the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos was given a hero's burial
'Honors undeserved do not transform the undeserving,' says former solicitor general Florin Hilbay
Two wrongs don't make a right, says Claudio
Despite her detention, Senator Leila de Lima participates in the biggest opposition gatherings so far under President Rodrigo Duterte
'Kailangan nating iparating sa pamamagitan ng pagdalo at pakikisama rito para marinig, at sana marinig nga, na maitama ang dapat na maitama dahil binigay natin sa kanya ang boto ng bayan,' says Colegio de San Juan de Letran rector Fr Clarence Marquez
From Catholics to Aglipayans to Born Again Christians, church members say the killings in the war on drugs contradict the commandments of God
In a world saturated with outspoken keyboard activists, these artists are keeping the true spirit of protest alive
Young people show up at protest rallies across the country on September 21 to stand up and fight for human rights and freedoms for their generation
The PNP National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) counts the Plaza Miranda rally to peak at 7,000 while the Manila Police District (MPD) tallies more than double, recording 16,000
Hashtags #NeverAgain, #ManlabanTayo, #DayofProtest, and #LunetaRally trend the whole day of September 21
The loudest and most repeated call at the Luneta was for President Rodrigo Duterte to end the drug war and assure Filipinos he will not expand coverage of martial law
The effigy depicts the 'different faces' of President Rodrigo Duterte whom the militant protesters now describe as an authoritarian leader in the mold of Marcos
Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno raises the challenges confronting human rights today, as a monument of the late Jose 'Ka Pepe' Diokno is unveiled on the 45th anniversary of Martial Law
Agot Isidro, Pen Medina, Saab Magalona, and more perform and participate in the protests to remember the declaration of Martial Law
Some 2,000 members of minority groups join the Mendiola rally on September 21, telling stories of how government troops have attacked their schools and communities
Former president Benigno Aquino III: 'Dapat bago tignan nila 'yung kulay, dapat tignan nila kung may saysay ba 'yung sinasabi. Meron bang dahilan para umalma sa mga patayan na nangyayari?'
'This is really a massacre that has taken place... He has to listen because if he doesn't listen, the people are going to throw him out eventually,' says former congressman Walden Bello
While he still refuses to call his former boss a dictator, former agrarian reform secretary Rafael Mariano warns President Rodrigo Duterte that his administration is showing signs of one-man rule and favoring the powerful
Aside from condemning the atrocities during the Martial Law era, they also demand justice for victims of extrajudicial killings under the Duterte administration
(UPDATED) Students and youth groups begin demonstrations for the 45th anniversary of Martial Law with a rally at UP Diliman, to oppose what they fear would be nationwide military rule under the Duterte administration
'To keep quiet in the face of evil is a sin,' Archbishop Socrates Villegas says, as Filipinos mark the 45th anniversary of martial law in the face of abuses under President Rodrigo Duterte
'Remembering the dark past helps our people prevent the same perils from ensnaring our nation once more,' says Vice President Leni Robredo on the 45th anniversary of Martial Law
Here are 7 instances where the number 7 figured in the life (and post-death) of the former president and dictator
(UPDATED) On the anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law, we look back at some of the bright, idealistic youth leaders whose lives were cut short under the Marcos regime
See where marches, rallies, and other protest activities are happening on Thursday, September 21, the 45th anniversary of Marcos' Martial Law declaration