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FALSE: Cory Aquino's libel suit vs Beltran was not deemed press freedom issue

Jun 20, 2020 - 9:49 AM

Accounts and articles show that the libel case was seen as an attack on press freedom

PARTLY FALSE: Cory Aquino to blame for media ownership provision in 1987 Constitution

Jun 18, 2020 - 7:03 PM

The section that allows only Filipino citizens to own mass media in the country is also in the 1973 Constitution ratified under the Marcos administration

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

[OPINION | Newspoint] A never-ending cleanup

Nov 09, 2019 - 11:00 AM

President Duterte may have been prodigious at making a mess, and far from done with it, but his is only the latest in a rarely broken run of messy Philippine leaderships

FALSE: 'No poor Filipino' during Martial Law, only during the Aquinos' terms

Oct 15, 2019 - 4:05 PM

Government data show poverty incidence was high during the Marcos regime, and it was on a downward trend after the late dictator was ousted

Kris Aquino 'thanks' Duterte for saying Marcos killed Ninoy

Aug 04, 2019 - 3:01 PM

'Pareho po tayo, I love my mom with all my heart,' says Kris

Duterte criticizes Cory legacy a day after her death anniversary

Aug 02, 2019 - 10:04 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte zeroes in on Corazon Aquino's controversial land reform program to question her legacy as president

Bishop Socrates Villegas lead the mass during the 10th death anniversary of former president Corazon Aquino at Manila Memorial Park in Paranaque on August 1, 2019. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

'Resist historical revisionism,' Pangilinan says on Cory's 10th death anniversary

Aug 01, 2019 - 8:00 PM

A decade since the death of former president and democracy icon Corazon Aquino, Senator Francis Pangilinan urges Filipinos to resist attempts to revise the country's history

DEATH ANNIVERSARY. Bishop Socrates Villegas lead the mass during the 10th death anniversary of former president Corazon Aquino at Manila Memorial Park in Paranaque on August 1, 2019. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

MISLEADING: Bataan Nuclear Power Plant 'wasted by Cory Aquino'

Jul 13, 2019 - 10:27 AM

The Cory Aquino administration decided not to open the $2.3-billion project due to safety and corruption concerns. A court ruling in 2012 also ordered the project broker to return $50 million in ill-gotten wealth.

FALSE: EDSA Revolution 'removed' regularization, led to 'increase' in OFWs

Jun 24, 2019 - 1:50 PM

Data from the Philippine Statistics Authority show that the number of overseas Filipino workers rose even before 1986

FALSE: ‘NSO’ figures comparing spending budget of 3 ex-presidents

Apr 08, 2019 - 10:10 PM

Except for the summary of expenditures for the Ramos administration, the rest of the figures cannot be attributed to the NSO

From Marcos to Duterte: How Philippine presidents handled their health problems

Oct 09, 2018 - 10:15 AM

In 2006, Imee Marcos recalled the secrecy that shrouded the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos' deteriorating health – to douse doubts about his ability to govern

Aquino, 5 other presidents delegated amnesty review to committees

Sep 12, 2018 - 5:23 PM

AFP Chief Carlito Galvez Jr and Senator Antonio Trillanes IV go through similar processes, as former president Ramos also created a committee in 1994 to decide on amnesty applications

AMNESTY PROCLAMATIONS. Six presidents have signed proclamations creating a committee to evaluate and decide on amnesty applications.

Kris Aquino pens message to mom Cory on 9th death anniversary

Aug 01, 2018 - 6:53 PM

'I hope from heaven you’re seeing pinipilit and pinagsisikapan kong maging 'good mom' because I had the best role model in you,' Kris says

WATCH: 'I'm ready for you. I don't know if you're ready for me' – Kris Aquino to Mocha Uson

Jun 06, 2018 - 1:11 AM

'This is about a woman who never knew [Cory and Ninoy]…but who continues to besmirch their name,' says Kris of Mocha

DEFENDING FAMILY. Kris Aquino goes live on Facebook – while vacationing in Japan – to defend her late mother and father. Screenshot from Kris Aquino's Facebook page

FACT CHECK: Duterte did not end contractualization

May 04, 2018 - 11:50 PM

What President Duterte signed on May 1, Labor day was an EO against illegal contractualization, not an order banning all forms of contractualization

Remembering Corazon Aquino, the artist

Feb 25, 2018 - 4:30 PM

Rappler speaks to Jeffrey Consumo – former President Cory Aquino's art teacher from 1996 to 1998

From Marcos to Duterte: How media was attacked, threatened

Jan 17, 2018 - 6:24 PM

Press freedom is a continuous battle in the Philippines. The recent move of the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte is one of the worst against the media since Martial Law.

LOOK BACK: When did the Philippines have a revolutionary government?

Nov 25, 2017 - 6:09 PM

It's only happened twice in the country's history

REVOLUTION. A revolutionary government was declared during the Philippine revolution and under Cory Aquino's presidency. Photo by Rappler

WATCH: Rappler receives Democracy Award from National Democratic Institute

Nov 03, 2017 - 7:09 AM

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WATCH: Discussion on disinformation vs democracy at the National Democratic Institute

Nov 01, 2017 - 8:53 PM

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Rappler gets award from Albright's pro-democracy group

Oct 28, 2017 - 9:31 PM

Rappler is set to receive the highest honor from the US-based National Democratic Institute, chaired by former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright

Former education secretary Lourdes Quisumbing dies

Oct 15, 2017 - 9:26 PM

Quisumbing, a member of the Cabinet of the late president Corazon Aquino, was the Philippines' first female education secretary

EDUCATOR. Dr Lourdes Reynes Quisumbing is known for her stint as education secretary during the time of the late President Corazon Aquino. Photo from Miriam College

On Cory's 8th death anniversary, Aquino urges Filipinos to protect democracy

Aug 01, 2017 - 4:40 PM

Maski anong bagay pag pinabayaan ay guguho eh Pag di natin pinahalagahan itong mga karapatan na ito baka gumising tayo isang araw wala na says former president Benigno Aquino III

Ex-coup plotter Danny Lim is next MMDA chair

May 20, 2017 - 6:58 PM

UPDATED President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to sign Danilo Lim s appointment papers on May 22 before the chief executive leaves for Russia

BACK IN GOVERNMENT? Former Customs official Danilo Lim is set to join the Duterte administration. Photo from the Facebook page of Danny Lim

TIMELINE: How the Marcoses made their political comeback

Feb 25, 2017 - 4:13 PM

After being forced into exile following the 1986 EDSA Revolution the Marcoses slowly return to politics with members of the late dictator s family now holding government positions

REELECTIONISTS. Vice presidential candidate Bongbong Marcos joins Ilocos Norte 2nd District Representative Imelda Marcos and Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos file their certificates of candidacy in October October 16. Photo from the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte

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

4 things to know about the Mendiola Massacre

Jan 21, 2017 - 6:00 PM

Former Agrarian Reform chief Rafael “Ka Paeng” Mariano, then secretary-general of Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas, is one of the many farmers who were at the Mendiola protest in 1987

ANNIVERSARY. Rallyists gather at Mendiola Peace in Manila arc during the commemoration of the 28th anniversary of the Mendiola Massacre on January 22, 1987. 13 people were killed in the said clash between militants and government authorities. Photos by Jansen Romero/Rappler

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

The Supreme Court on Ferdinand Marcos, 1989

Nov 07, 2016 - 10:00 AM

We look back at a 1989 Supreme Court verdict when the Tribunal upheld Cory Aquino s decision barring Ferdinand Marcos from returning to the Philippines to die

Aquino: Martial Law not just between my family, Marcoses

Nov 06, 2016 - 7:55 PM

Former president Benigno Aquino III joins a prayer rally and concert organized by those protesting a hero s burial for Ferdinand Marcos

Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

FACT CHECK: Security dog assigned to Cory not buried in Libingan

Sep 08, 2016 - 6:30 PM

Shadow a PSG dog part of the security detail of former president Corazon Aquino is buried in Malacañang Park not the Libingan ng mga Bayani

Memorable quotes from past SONAs

Jul 25, 2016 - 1:59 PM

(UPDATED) Rappler compiles some memorable lines from the state of the nation addresses of the country's presidents

SONA: When the president criticizes and shames

Jul 22, 2016 - 12:41 PM

(UPDATED) Rappler looks back at post-EDSA SONA moments, when presidents hit inefficient and corrupt agencies, officials, political groups, and personalities

Looking back: SONA trivia

Jul 21, 2016 - 4:28 PM

(UPDATED) Ferdinand Marcos' 1969 speech is the longest SONA, thus far, going by word count

BATASANG PAMBANSA. This venue has witnessed 37 SONAs in the past years. President Rodrigo Duterte's first SONA will be the 38th in this place. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

FAST FACTS: Presidential inauguration traditions and rituals

Jun 30, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Here s what to expect during a presidential inauguration

1957. Carlos Gracia takes his oath of office at the Independence Grandstand (now named after him). Photo from Malacanang

FAST FACTS: The Bible in PH presidential inaugurations

Jun 29, 2016 - 10:30 AM

There s enough interesting trivia about the use of the Bible in the inauguration of Philippine presidents

Aquino's satisfaction ratings decline: Not the worst

Jun 26, 2016 - 5:00 PM

In a span of 6 years Filipinos in general have looked kindly upon Aquino’s presidency going by his trust and satisfaction ratings

LAST FEW DAYS. President Benigno S. Aquino III is the guest of honor and speaker during the Ateneo de Manila university (ADMU) Loyola Schools 2016 Commencement ceremony on June 25, 2016. Photo by Gil Nartea/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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EDSA: 'Hand of God' seen from the House of Sin

Feb 23, 2016 - 8:30 AM

Here s a behind the scenes look at People Power as told by Archbishop Socrates Villegas then the 25 year old aide of Manila Archbishop Jaime Cardinal Sin

MENTOR AND AIDE. The late Manila Archbishop Jaime Cardinal Sin (right) served as the mentor of then Father Socrates Villegas (left), now archbishop of Lingayen-Dagupan and president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines. File photo from CBCP

Honasan: In first 6 years, Marcos a better president than Cory

Feb 15, 2016 - 1:24 PM

UPDATED UNA s vice presidential candidate says his answer does not cover the latter years of the Marcos regime – a time marred by deaths torture disappearances cronyism and the loss of civil liberties

Vice Presidential Gringo Honasan during a media forum at Kamuning Bakery in Quezon CIty on Tuesday, January 19, 2016. photo by Jansen Romero

How Aquino has aged through the years

Feb 08, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Bearing all the weight that comes with the presidency President Aquino celebrates his last birthday in office

US envoy during EDSA revolt dies

Jan 06, 2016 - 4:53 PM

UPDATED The US says Stephen Bosworth s brand of diplomacy blended the gravitas of a statesman and the timing of a comedian

EX-ENVOY TO PH. Ambassador Stephen Bosworth, then US special envoy for North Korea policy, briefs the media in front of the US Mission to the UN in Geneva, Switzerland, on October 25, 2011. Photo by Salvatore di Nolfi/EPA

Remember when Noynoy Aquino declared he would run?

Sep 09, 2015 - 6:18 PM

It was on September 9 2009 when Benigno Noynoy Aquino III decided he would run for president We look back at that event

ANNOUNCEMENT. Then Senator Benigno Aquino III announces his candidacy in the 2010 presidential elections. AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE

On Grace Poe: A common adversary

Aug 15, 2015 - 9:00 AM

Grace’s love for the Filipino is unquestionable I reckon that But she must take stock of reality Popularity should not be allowed to transcend good judgment

Filipino: 'Pambansang wika, pero hindi wikang opisyal'

Aug 08, 2015 - 6:08 PM

Pangunahing balakid upang maging wikang opisyal ang Filipino ang kahirapang isalin ang mga opisyal na terminolohiya na kadalasang ginagamit sa pamamalakad pangangasiwa at sa usaping batas

The Scrum: The weight of a presidential endorsement

Jul 17, 2015 - 6:00 PM

Would it really help a presidential candidate?

CHINESE HERITAGE. The ancestors of President Benigno Aquino III come from Hongjian village in Zhangzou, a Fujian province in China. Malacañang file photo

Aquino’s ancestry, PH airstrip, same-sex marriage | 12PM wRap

Jun 29, 2015 - 12:55 PM

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[Part 2] The MNLF and the United States

Jun 21, 2015 - 11:59 AM

When it comes to economic assistance communities see US aid as a better and reliable source compared to the Philippine government that had been notorious in breaking promises of bringing development and growth to Muslims

Quotes from PH presidents on independence

Jun 12, 2015 - 6:15 PM

We recall some past Philippine presidents who delivered speeches as they commemorated Independence Day and committed to protect the freedom we enjoy today

INDEPENDENCE DAY. The Philippine flag is hoisted during a ceremony in celebration of the 117th Philippines Independence Day in Rizal Park, Manila on Friday, June 12. Photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler