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[OPINION] EDSA did not fail us – but something else did

Feb 28, 2020 - 6:40 PM

'If the aftermath of EDSA did not lead to ample social changes, this is not a blot on EDSA'

[OPINION] Our disenchantment with EDSA

Feb 25, 2020 - 2:33 PM

How can the popularity of the EDSA uprising be contested and reduced to 'Aquino-sponsored' political propaganda?

A nun in the revolution: Remembering, forgetting EDSA

Feb 25, 2020 - 1:38 PM

For Sister Helen, nothing beats physical activism in terms of impact. 'I think unless you get a mass of people out on the streets, nothing will change.'

[OPINION] False idols, choosing sides: History repeats itself post-EDSA

Feb 25, 2020 - 9:00 AM

'After more than 3 decades and 6 administrations, our country is still suffering from the same mistakes'

[OPINION] EDSA is not worth celebrating

Feb 24, 2020 - 8:00 PM

'Despite this most beautiful memory of democracy and solidarity, I find no cause for celebration'

'The Kingmaker' to screen at UPFI in time for People Power anniversary

Feb 14, 2020 - 12:13 PM

The documentary follows Imelda Marcos, wife of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos

'THE KINGMAKER.' Lauren Greenfield's documentary on Imelda Marcos is set for another round of screenings in time for the People Power Anniversary. Screenshot from YouTube.com/SHOWTIME

IN PHOTOS: Celebrities perform during EDSA anniversary

Feb 25, 2018 - 10:08 PM

Color It Red, Inang Laya are among those who came to commemorate the 1986 People Power Revolution

Color It Red, Inang Laya and Lea Navarro perform on stage. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Bishops call for vigilance amid 'creeping dictatorship'

Feb 25, 2018 - 2:51 PM

'We must guard our democracy,' says Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David, as the Philippines marks the 32nd anniversary of the 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution

WALK FOR LIFE. More or less 2,000 Catholics troop to the Quirino Grandstand on February 24, 2018, for the Walk for Life to oppose drug war killings, the death penalty, and other measures tagged as anti-life. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Robredo wants Pinoys to wear white, remember lessons from EDSA

Feb 23, 2018 - 8:28 PM

(UPDATED) Vice President Leni Robredo calls on the public to attend various events organized to commemorate the bloodless revolution that toppled the Marcos dictatorship

NEVER FORGET. Vice President Leni Robredo talks about the political awakening that led to the end of Martial Law to students of the Ateneo Grade School on February 14, 2018. Photo by OVP

Oldest alliance of college editors to stage nationwide protests February 23

Feb 22, 2018 - 3:56 PM

These protests seek to condemn the recent attacks of President Rodrigo Duterte on press freedom

Campus journalists from CEGP protest to defend press freedom from the oppression of Duterte’s government in front of the Mendiola Peace Arch on January 17, 2018. Photo by Alecs Ongcal

Duterte Youth to sue Jim Paredes, gets SolGen's backing

Feb 27, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Jim Paredes look at me says Solicitor General Jose Calida Huwag mong patulan itong mga bata Look for a person your age Sinabihan mo silang duwag try and tell me I m duwag

REPUBLIC DEFENDERS. After they were caught in a scuffle with Jim Paredes, members of the Duterte Youth were commended by Solicitor General Jose Calida in a short ceremony held on February 27, 2017. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Whose EDSA? A reflection on the (failed) promises of ‘People Power’

Feb 27, 2017 - 9:07 AM

Like an audience of a ‘teleserye’ with no control over the plot spectatorship is our default mode of involvement What EDSA represents is the hope that such passivity has not always been the case

POWER OF WE. Former President Noynoy Aquino joins the thousands gather at the People Power Monument. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Thousands gather at Luneta to support Duterte

Feb 25, 2017 - 7:34 PM

UPDATED It is a show of force to support President Rodrigo Duterte It also coincides with the 31st anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution

READ: Sara Duterte reminds bishop on meaning of EDSA

Feb 25, 2017 - 11:58 AM

Let me tell you what freedom is It is to live a life that is free from your selective moral standard This is what the meaning of EDSA is the Davao City mayor tells Lingayen Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas in an open letter

MEANING OF EDSA. In this file photo, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte attends the Change of Command Ceremony of the Task Force Davao on September 8, 2016 in Davao City. File photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

De Lima: 'In face of looming darkness, inflame spirit of EDSA'

Feb 25, 2017 - 10:09 AM

Sa kasalukuyan pilit na sinusubukan ng ilan na palabnawin ang diwa ng EDSA kasabay ng pagsupil sa ating demokrasya says the embattled senator

File photo by Joseph Vidal/PRIB

The essence of EDSA: Change begins with us

Feb 25, 2017 - 8:00 AM

We don t need false prophets of change who claim that they are the people s last hope The change that we so desire begins with us

Photo by Leni Robredo Media Bureau

March, but mourn not the demise of EDSA Republic

Feb 24, 2017 - 5:00 PM

The EDSA Republic’s failure to live up to its promises spawned Dutertismo

Schedule: EDSA 31st anniversary rallies

Feb 23, 2017 - 4:30 PM

Aside from marking the 31st anniversary of the uprising that toppled dictator Ferdinand Marcos some protesters plan to speak out against extrajudicial killings and other abuses

PEOPLE POWER MONUMENT. Protesters of former President Ferdinand Marcos' burial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani gather at the People Power monument on November 18, 2016 . Rappler file photo

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

Duterte gov't to hold 'simple, quiet' EDSA anniversary

Feb 16, 2017 - 5:01 PM

The emphasis has shifted It is no longer a celebration of the past; it is now a reflection on what can happen in the future We are moving on from those things says Malacañang on the theme of the 1st People Power commemoration after the hero s burial for Ferdinand Marcos

SIMPLE CELEBRATION. Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella says this year's EDSA anniversary will be simple. Photo by King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo

Church after EDSA: Beyond ‘Cardinal Sin power’

Feb 27, 2016 - 8:02 PM

Put people at the center of politics the Jesuit sociopolitical group Simbahang Lingkod ng Bayan says after the EDSA People Power Revolution of 1986

PEOPLE POWER. Like their predecessor Cardinal Jaime Sin, Cardinals Gaudencio Rosales and Luis Antonio Tagle back People Power – through other means – after the EDSA Revolution of February 1986. Photo of Cardinal Rosales by Ulysses Cabayao, SJ. Photo of Cardinal Tagle by Anthony Coloma.

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Feb 26, 2016 - 7:17 PM

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Feb 24, 2016 - 11:55 AM

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I interviewed Imelda Marcos when I was 16 years old

Feb 20, 2016 - 3:32 PM

Our issues with martial law have to stop revolving around a single day in February when we just bow our heads and sigh

Bongbong Marcos on EDSA at 30: 'We continue to regress than progress'

Feb 12, 2016 - 10:00 PM

The vice presidential candidate says only the media and his opponents bring up the issue of martial law Ordinary people ask him how he can help them in their practical concerns

Ramos skips EDSA rites, dares Aquino to tell truth

Feb 26, 2015 - 8:15 AM

Ramos tells Aquino: Consolidate the Philippine national team because we have been broken up by disunity by conflict of interest by the broken chain of command which starts with the commander in chief

TELL-ALL: Retired military general Jose Almonte recalls in 'Endless Journey: A memoir' the years he played various roles in the country's history

EDSA celebrations paralyze Metro Manila traffic

Feb 25, 2015 - 5:45 PM

Many commuters report hours on the road with portions of the main thoroughfare EDSA closed to traffic to make way for activities commemorating the people power revolution

HEAVY TRAFFIC. Traffic situation for northbound at Guadalupe area. Photo by Nile Villa/Rappler

AFP, PNP display ‘unity’ at 29th EDSA rites

Feb 25, 2015 - 5:20 PM

The symbolic display of unity done every year takes on a new meaning as it comes a month after the Mamasapano clash that has strained the relationship of the AFP and the PNP

SHOW OF UNITY. Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines officers and members link arms in a Unity Walk along EDSA to the People Power Monument during the 29th People Power Anniversary Celebration on February 25, 2015. Photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler

EDSA amid crisis: Aquino slams ‘desperate’ critics

Feb 25, 2015 - 4:46 PM

President Benigno Aquino III commemorates the EDSA Revolution that toppled dictator Ferdinand Marcos in 1986 as he himself faces calls for his ouster

Philippine President Benigno Aquino III lays a Wreath-laying in front of People Power monument during the 29th anniversary of the fall of the then President Ferdinand Marcos' dictatorship, in Quezon city, east of Manila, Philippines, 25 February 2015. The People Power Revolution (EDSA) was a bloodless citizens' uprising that ousted late dictator Ferdinand Marcos in 1986. Photo by Ritchie Tongo/EPA

EDSA 29th anniversary road closures, alternate routes

Feb 24, 2015 - 6:50 PM

Find out which roads to avoid and what alternate routes to take for the 29th anniversary of the EDSA revolution on Wednesday February 25

Policemen at the EDSA Shrine, February 22, 2015, during the 2.22.15 Coalition rally. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

#AnimatED: Going beyond our romance with People Power

Feb 23, 2015 - 7:30 AM

We’re stuck in clichés still talking about coups to oust a sitting president still shouting Resign

This year, gov’t plans ‘simple’ EDSA celebration

Feb 17, 2015 - 2:59 PM

The EDSA People Power Commission says it will have a grander celebration in 2016 on the revolution s 30th anniversary

NEW VENUE. The annual commemoration of the EDSA Revolution will be held at the Malacañan Palace Grounds instead of EDSA to avoid causing heavy traffic. File photo by Robert Viñas/Malacañang Photo Bureau

HIGHLIGHTS: EDSA 28 (Kapit-bisig tungo sa pagbangon)

Feb 25, 2014 - 7:00 AM

President Benigno Aquino III celebrates the 28th anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution in CEBU

Aquino to celebrate EDSA in calamity-hit areas

Feb 23, 2014 - 10:53 PM

President Benigno Aquino III s jam packed celebration of the 28th anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution includes trips to various provinces hit by recent calamities and the Salubungan in Cebu

NEW VENUE. The annual commemoration of the EDSA Revolution will be held at the Malacañan Palace Grounds instead of EDSA to avoid causing heavy traffic. File photo by Robert Viñas/Malacañang Photo Bureau

EDSA commemoration moved to Malacañan Palace

Feb 16, 2014 - 2:45 PM

The annual commemoration will be held at the Malacañan Palace Grounds instead of EDSA to avoid causing heavy traffic

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Aquino: We recognize Martial Law victims

Feb 25, 2013 - 12:47 PM

Aquino says the enactment of the human rights compensation law helps heal the wounds of Martial Law

When Cory divided LP

Feb 25, 2013 - 12:36 PM

Cory Aquino sobbed tearfully admitting that the question remained unanswered for her too at that point

Corona's impeachment and 'Aquinomics'

Feb 26, 2012 - 4:34 PM

The President takes a break from bringing up Chief Justice Renato Corona in speeches Why?