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IN VIDEOS: Undas 2019 in Manila and Pampanga

Nov 02, 2019 - 12:41 AM

Rain or shine, Filipinos visit their dearly departed

Afraid of cemeteries? Visit these places in the Cordillera

Nov 01, 2019 - 10:21 PM

If you leave through John Hay’s main gate going to the PMA, you will pass by one of two Phil-Am veterans cemeteries.... the White Lady of Loakan sometimes hitches a ride there, taxicab drivers would attest.

(From left) Baguio Cemetery photo courtesy of World War II Archive Project; Sagada cemetery photo courtesy of Dr. Philip del Carmen; Lost Cemetery of Negativism photo by Frank Cimatu/Rappler

LIST: Presidents, celebrities you can visit at Manila’s cemeteries

Nov 01, 2019 - 12:53 PM

Mayor Isko Moreno says they should be remembered for having offered themselves in the service of their neighbors, the country, and especially the City of Manila

PRESIDENT. Ramon Magsaysay's grave at the Manila North Cemetery. Photo from Moreno's Facebook Page

Missing teen mystery deepens as Vatican dig reveals empty graves

Jul 11, 2019 - 1:18 PM

(UPDATED) 'The last thing I expected was to find empty tombs,' says Emanuela Orlandi's brother Pietro, who has never stopped hoping to find his sister alive

Pietro Orlandi, the brother or Emanuela Orlandi, a teenager who disappeared in 1983 in one of Italy's darkest mysteries, poses Via della Conciliazione in Rome on July 10, 2019 with the Vatican's St. Peter's Basilica in background. The Vatican is opening an internal probe into the case of Emanuela Orlandi, a teenager who disappeared in 1983 in one of Italy's darkest mysteries, and said it will open on July 11, 2019 two tombs within its grounds in the Teutonic Cemetery to see if it holds the girl's remains, after Orlandi's family's lawyer received an anonymous tip-off telling her to look inside the marble-topped grave. Andreas SOLARO / AFP

Tomb of Karl Marx vandalized in London

Feb 05, 2019 - 11:57 PM

A marble plaque with the names of Marx and his family – the monument's oldest and most fragile part – was repeatedly hit with a blunt metal instrument

Image of Karl Marx memorial at Highgate Cemetery by Tony Baggett/Shutterstock

IN PHOTOS: Inside the memorial park for pets in Silang, Cavite

Nov 02, 2018 - 1:35 PM

Pet Valley Park and Crematory allows people to grieve the furry loved ones who were part of their family

HI DAD. Ikki, a small chihuahua, lays beside the grave of their father, Popo. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Remembering the dead

Nov 02, 2018 - 8:25 AM

Millions flock to cemeteries to visit their departed loved ones

Observing All Saints Day with the traditional  "Panag Apoy" in Sagada, Mountain Province. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Run free: Where to send off departed pets in Metro Manila

Nov 01, 2018 - 10:45 AM

Pets, like humans, deserve decent farewells on their final days on earth

MAN'S BEST FRIEND. Pets are considered family in the Philippines. File Photo from Shutterstock

Tomb raiders strike on Maundy Thursday in Abra

Mar 30, 2018 - 2:36 PM

Police suspect some people usually collect bones in untended and cracked tombs which they would then use for charms and potions

IN PHOTOS: Duterte visits parents' grave after Undas

Nov 04, 2017 - 12:56 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte's youngest son Sebastian Duterte joins this year's visit to the grave of the late Vicente and Soledad Duterte

RESPECT. President Rodrigo Duterte takes a solemn time to pay respects to the memories of his parents, the late Governor Vicente and Soledad Duterte, during his visit to their resting place at the Roman Catholic Public Cemetery in Davao City on November 4, 2017. All photos from Malacañang

Undas 2017: Relatives of Kian delos Santos' pray for justice

Nov 01, 2017 - 3:22 PM

Although there are no candles and flowers on Kian delos Santos' tomb on the day of the dead, his uncle, Randy delos Santos, says the 17-year-old is not forgotten

PRAYERS OF JUSTICE. Randy delos Santos, an uncle of Kian delos Santos, says they prayed for justice on All Saints' Day. Photo by Raisa Serafica/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: 'Relatively peaceful' Undas 2017 for Filipinos

Nov 01, 2017 - 3:20 PM

(UPDATED) A wanted man is arrested in Cebu City's Carreta Cemetery, while police secures the Davao Roman Catholic Cemetery or Wireless Cemetery for President Rodrigo Duterte's possible visit

RELATIVELY PEACEFUL. Thousands trooped the Carreta cemetery, one of the two most crowded cemeteries in Cebu City, on Wednesday, November 1, 2017. Photo by Mars Mosqueda Jr/Rappler

Lady cop securing Cebu cemetery gunned down

Nov 01, 2017 - 9:30 AM

Police Officer 1 Sassy Mae Sasing just finished her shift securing cemeteries in Lapu-Lapu City when motorcycle-riding gunmen ambushed her October 31

WATCH: Undas 2017 in Metro Manila

Oct 31, 2017 - 6:30 PM

Filipinos pay their respects to their departed loved ones as the Undas break begins

Making a living among the dead inside Navotas Public Cemetery

Oct 31, 2017 - 10:59 AM

Children and adults alike inside the Navotas Public Cemetery grab the opportunity to make money doing odd jobs that come with the Undas rush

Two boys clean an apartment tomb for a fee inside the Navotas Public Cemetery on October 27, 2017

Undas 2017: Prohibited items inside cemeteries

Oct 30, 2017 - 9:37 PM

Cops will confiscate the items once they see them inside public cemeteries

Supreme Court upholds hero's burial for Marcos

Aug 08, 2017 - 6:30 PM

In a 10 5 vote the Supreme Court denies the motions for reconsideration filed by groups opposing the burial of Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani

HERO'S BURIAL. Children of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos –€“ Ferdinand Jr and Imee –€“ and the late strongman's wife, Imelda, look on as their family patriarch is given a hero's burial on November 18, 2016. Screenshot from video posted by Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos

4 suspected Maute fighters, 2 victims buried in Iligan City

Jun 29, 2017 - 6:55 PM

The bodies of the 4 Maute members are unclaimed prompting the city government of Iligan to bury them in a government built apartment type graveyard

BURIAL. Six bodies were buried at the San Roque Cemetery in Dalipuga, Iligan City on Thursday, June 29, 2017. Four of the bodies are Maute terror group members while 2 were civilians killed by the group. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Robredo hopes for united EDSA anniversary celebration

Feb 22, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Aside from the government hosted event in Camp Aguinaldo there will also be protests organized by anti Marcos groups

UNITED. Vice President Leni Robredo hopes there would be one united event to commemorate the 31st anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution. Photo from the Office of the Vice President

Anti-Marcos group: Quiet EDSA anniversary rites part of revisionism

Feb 22, 2017 - 12:45 PM

The BlockMarcos Movement accuses the Duterte administration of downplaying the struggles of those who fought the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos

Anti-Marcos protesters gather at the People Power Monument on February 22 to start a series of protests in commemoration of the 31st anniversary of the EDSA uprising. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

WATCH: A look back at Mindanao's Little Tokyo

Jan 14, 2017 - 6:50 PM

After Prime Minister Shinzo Abe s visit here s a glimpse of the history of Davao City s Japanese community

Honeylet Avanceña escorts Mrs Abe to Japanese cemetery

Jan 13, 2017 - 11:21 AM

Escorting the spouse of a foreign head of government is a task typically given to a First Lady

DUTERTE PARTNER. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's common-law wife, Honeylet Avancena, accompanies Mrs Akie Abe to a Japanese cemetery on January 13, 2017. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Marcos burial in textbooks? We'll include 'critical side' – Briones

Dec 14, 2016 - 5:10 PM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones says students will also learn why 5 Supreme Court justices voted against the hero s burial for Ferdinand Marcos

Photo from Marcos Presidential Center

Filipinos and the politics of acceptance

Dec 06, 2016 - 9:55 PM

What I have learned from history is that often Filipinos have been asked to accept the very tragedies which have defined us

Good riddance, 2016!

Dec 02, 2016 - 11:45 AM

6 reasons to look forward to the end of the year

Leila de Lima, Marcos burial, Brazilian football team | Evening wRap

Nov 29, 2016 - 9:34 PM

Watch Rappler s evening newscast with Chay Hofileña

WATCH: Millennials nag-vigil sa labas ng Libingan ng mga Bayani

Nov 29, 2016 - 9:12 PM

A group of young people hold vigil outside the Heroes Cemetery where former president Ferdinand Marcos is buried

SC to Palace, AFP, Marcoses: Explain in 10 days hasty Marcos burial

Nov 29, 2016 - 6:10 PM

The High Court also instructs them to respond to the motions for reconsideration filed by the petitioners

Photo from Office of the Army Chief Public Affairs

NHCP's Diokno resigns over Marcos burial

Nov 29, 2016 - 2:43 PM

4th UPDATE [The Marcos burial] denies our history erases the memory of lives lost and destroyed mocks the collective action we took to oust the dictator and denigrates the value of our struggle for freedom

DUTY. NHCP chairperson Maria Serena Diokno says there may have been failures too on the part of those who lived through martial law, to share their experiences.

Will Marcos burial protests affect talks with NDF?

Nov 26, 2016 - 5:36 PM

The chief government negotiator in talks with communist rebels says the burial would have minimal impact on the peace process with communist guerrillas

PEACE TALKS. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III (right) believes the hero's burial for dictator Ferdinand Marcos won't hamper peace negotiations with the National Democratic Front. File photo courtesy of OPAPP

IN PHOTOS: Anti-Marcos rallies outside Metro Manila

Nov 26, 2016 - 3:21 PM

UPDATED Protests against the burial of former president Ferdinand Marcos at the Heroes Cemetery take place all over the country and even outside the country

TACLOBAN. Protests in the city most devasted by supertyphoon Haiyan. Photo by Jazmin Bonifacio/Rappler

UP Oblation Run hits Marcos burial at Heroes' Cemetery

Nov 25, 2016 - 7:52 PM

This year s UP Diliman Oblation Run condemns the burial of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Heroes Cemetery and calls for justice for Martial Law victims

ALL OUT. Members of the Alpha Phi Omega fraternity hold an Oblation Run at the Palma Hall in UP Quezon City, against the burial of the late President Ferdinand Marcos on Friday, Nov 26. Photo by: JOEL LIPORADA

Dela Rosa: Why sanction PNP over Marcos burial?

Nov 24, 2016 - 10:15 PM

PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa reiterates the police force had nothing to do with the preparations for the Marcos burial and only secured the Heroes Cemetery to prevent untoward incidents

PNP IN MARCOS BURIAL? PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa and his third-in-command, Benjamin Magalong at the House of Representatives. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

'SC ruling on Marcos burial based on illegal DND order'

Nov 23, 2016 - 7:49 AM

A defense department order on the Marcos burial was not filed with the Office of the National Administrative Register says Representative Edcel Lagman

NO GIVING UP. Marcos critics build up case against  his burial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. Photo from Marcos Presidential Center

#ThankYouStScho: 'Please do not underestimate the youth'

Nov 22, 2016 - 10:00 PM

Students of St Scholastica s College get criticized for joining the outcry against the Marcos burial but they assert that they must continue fighting for what they believe in

Labor groups vs burial: Marcos started contractualization

Nov 22, 2016 - 4:06 PM

The plight of the labor sector started during Marcos time says labor group All Workers Unity at a rally protesting the burial of former president Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani

NOT A HERO. Various labor groups stage a protest rally against the unannounced burial of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani at Mendiola in Manila on Tuesday, November 22, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Schedule: November 30 rallies vs Marcos

Nov 22, 2016 - 3:13 PM

UPDATED The main rally will be held at the People Power Monument along EDSA from 4 pm to midnight with simultaneous mobilizations in key cities across the country and abroad People attending are asked to wear black

POST-BURIAL. Marcos burial protesters gather at People Power Monument and encourage motorists join their noise barrage on November 18, 2016.

Marcos burial, ERC officials, Leila de Lima | Evening wRap

Nov 21, 2016 - 10:32 PM

Watch the evening edition of Rappler s newscast with Maria Ressa

Duterte on Marcos burial: I knew nothing

Nov 21, 2016 - 8:05 PM

In all honesty I m telling you: wala akong alam says President Rodrigo Duterte about the burial of Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani

NO IDEA. President Duterte gives a press conference in Lima, Peru on November 21, 2016. Photo from PPD

Makati Business Club denounces Marcos burial

Nov 21, 2016 - 5:50 PM

This event will make it difficult to impart the right lessons to future generations regarding a dark period in our history says one of the country s largest business groups

COMPLIED. The Armed Forces of the Philippines succeeds in giving the Marcos family a peaceful ceremony away from protesters. Photo from Marcos Presidential Center

'Nothing illegal' with Marcos burial – supermajority lawmakers

Nov 21, 2016 - 4:20 PM

Deputy Speaker Eric Singson doubts the remains of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos would be exhumed saying Filipinos regard burials as sacred

BURIAL IS OK. Deputy Speaker Eric Singson, DIWA Representative Em Aglipay-Villar, and Deputy Speaker Fredenil Castro grant a press conference on November 21. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

FVR: Marcos burial an 'insult' to AFP, PNP

Nov 21, 2016 - 3:58 PM

The former president also chides Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos for claiming she was too young to remember Martial Law Was she a little baby? Of course not

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Dela Rosa brushes off criticism over secret Marcos burial

Nov 21, 2016 - 1:15 PM

The PNP chief tells his cops to smile wave and be happy when dealing with anti Marcos protests

MARCOS BURIAL. Police guard the area surrounding the Libingan ng mga Bayani during the surprise burial of the late president. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

SC urged to cite Marcos family, military in contempt

Nov 21, 2016 - 11:55 AM

UPDATED Petitioners ask the Supreme Court to compel the respondents to return all the public funds used for the burial of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani

DAR chief Mariano: Marcos family will not escape indignation

Nov 20, 2016 - 4:53 PM

Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano joins other Duterte Cabinet members from the Left to protest the burial of former president Ferdinand Marcos

#MarcosBurial: 'Sorry I'm not sorry'

Nov 20, 2016 - 1:27 PM

A young woman s open letter to the victims of Martial Law and those who support former president Ferdinand Marcos

LOOK: Marcos burial photos past and present

Nov 20, 2016 - 9:30 AM

Compare and spot the differences between pictures past and present as controversy continues to surround the former dictator even in death

Photo from Marcos Presidential Center

CPP urges Duterte on Marcos burial: 'Reverse this historical wrong'

Nov 20, 2016 - 7:43 AM

The Communist Party of the Philippines has strong words against the Duterte government for honoring Marcos as a hero with full military honors in a funeral carried out surreptitiously

HERO? A protester holds a placard that read' Marcos never was a hero' during a protest at the People Power Monument on November 18, 2016. Photo by Martin San Diego

Who's who: Marcos' neighbors at the Heroes' Cemetery

Nov 19, 2016 - 9:30 PM

The late dictator is the 4th Philippine president to be buried at the Heroes Cemetery

All photos from the Flickr account of the Presidential Museum and Library

Anti-Marcos groups prepare for November 25 grand rally

Nov 19, 2016 - 3:13 PM

Carmma is pushing to broaden the front because we think that the issue is shared by many sectors [and] institutions says anti Marcos group spokesperson Bonifacio Ilagan

NOT A HERO. Protesters against former President Marcos' burial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler