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[OPINION] Universities should take strong stance against the Marcos dictatorship

Apr 14, 2019 - 7:40 PM

An Ateneo professor and a student leader respond to Tony La Viña's piece published in Rappler, saying that his concern about the university's decision on the Irene Marcos controversy is, among others, oversimplistic

Diokno tells Imee: Impose term limit to avoid corrupt Marcos dictatorship

Feb 10, 2019 - 12:42 AM

Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos cites a study that says imposing term limits ended up installing unqualified family members to political positions

TERM LIMITS. Human rights lawyer Chel Diokno clapped back at an old family political foe, Imee Marcos, on the issue of removing term limits. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Sandiganbayan junks case vs ex-DBP officials over Marcos-era loan

Jun 03, 2018 - 7:55 PM

The anti-graft court says the Office of the Solicitor General failed to prove that a P57.39-million loan given to a textile company by the Development Bank of the Philippines was a behest loan

[OPINION] Duterte’s Cha-Cha reverses gains of EDSA

Mar 02, 2018 - 3:42 PM

At the very least, these proposed amendments grant immense powers to Duterte and effectively dismantle whatever system of checks and balances there is

Martial Law victims may get full compensation by May 12

Jan 09, 2018 - 2:05 PM

The law gives the Human Rights Victims' Claims Board only until that date to settle all claims

DEMOCRACY FIGHTERS. The names of personalities who fought the Marcos dictatorship during Martial Law have been engraved on the Wall of Remembrance at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani in Quezon City. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

[OPINION] My year that was

Jan 01, 2018 - 11:45 AM

I, who have lived in and loved this country for so long, have become heart broken. 2017. A very bad year. And yet 2017 has been the best of times.

Ex-Quezon City vice mayor Charito Planas dies

Dec 07, 2017 - 7:53 PM

(UPDATED) Planas, 87, is an esteemed lawyer who fought the Marcos dictatorship. She served as QC vice mayor from 1992 to 1995.

CHARITO PLANAS, 87. The esteemed lawyer served as vice mayor of Quezon City from 1992 to 1995. Photo from Facebook page of QC Public Affairs Department

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: OFWs protest vs dictatorship on martial law anniversary

Sep 21, 2017 - 5:20 PM

Filipinos in different countries abroad join the national protest to remind Filipinos of the dictator Ferdinand Marcos’ Martial Law

Diokno defined courage for the Martial Law generation

Sep 19, 2017 - 10:19 AM

On the 45th anniversary of martial law and some 30 years after his death, Jose Diokno lives on, his ideals and his dreams, and his deeply held belief that it is worth building 'a nation for our children'

HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDER. Statesman Jose 'Ka Pepe' Diokno during one of the anti-Martial Law demonstrations. Photo from Diokno Foundation

Don't let dictator Duterte mortgage our future like Marcos did

May 18, 2017 - 9:02 AM

A dictator once mortgaged our future to imperialist powers and bankrupted this nation We cannot let another dictator do that again

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

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

Araw ng Pagbasa: Like Ninoy Aquino, find hope in reading

Nov 24, 2016 - 4:04 PM

On Friday November 25 there will be simultaneous reading sessions across the country – the culminating activity to the 2016 National Reading Month

Only mass civil disobedience can block Marcos’ burial

Nov 14, 2016 - 12:09 PM

Parading his body down from Ilocos to Taguig burying him as a hero and rewriting the history books is also about resuscitating and re propagating a once dominant ideology: fascism

FULL TEXT: 'Failing the test of history' – Hontiveros on Marcos burial

Nov 09, 2016 - 10:32 AM

It is our duty as senators as Filipinos as students of history to stand against this travesty and say – as has been said before – never again

Photo from Senate PRIB

The resurrection of Ferdinand Marcos

Nov 08, 2016 - 7:00 PM

The once relentless call for justice has started to fade out The criminal is now the hero

Nothing spiritual about forgiving Marcos

Oct 17, 2016 - 12:52 PM

Those who ask that we forgive when there has been no remorse or recompense are being cruel

APPEAL TO SC. Supporters of the late Ferdinand Marcos hold a rally at the Supreme Court on Monday, October 17, 2016, to appeal for his burial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. The SC is scheduled to decide on the issue on Tuesday, October 18.

#AnimatED: Never forget martial law

Sep 19, 2016 - 11:00 AM

Building our young nation also rests on the solid foundations of our memory

#AnimatED: God! We hate martial law!

Aug 15, 2016 - 9:00 AM

We are not treating this as a joke an exaggeration or as one of your rhetorical devices We hate martial law the way you hate drugs Mr President

Marcos is dead, long live Marcos

Aug 10, 2016 - 6:00 PM

By allowing Ferdinand Marcos burial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani President Duterte pays tribute to his political as well as biological fathers

MARCOS BURIAL. Groups launch various online campaigns against the planned burial of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos in the Heroes' Cemetery.

Heed Duterte's call: Protest hero's burial for Marcos

Aug 09, 2016 - 12:15 PM

I urge you to continue placing memorial stones now and forever in around and on Ferdinand Marcos s grave – to ensure that the Marcoses will never steal the truth our history and the unresolved injustices they forced upon all Filipinos

KA PEPE. A stone dedicated by a martial law victim to Jose Diokno, a Philippine senator whose human rights advocacy saw him arrested without a warrant and imprisoned for two years by Ferdinand Marcos. He famously said: '€œNo cause is more worthy than the cause of human rights... they are what makes a man human. Deny them and you deny man's humanity.'€ Photo courtesy of Bawat Bato

Trillanes: Marcos burial will be '1st headache' of Duterte admin

Jun 15, 2016 - 11:14 AM

The senator s unsolicited advice to the Marcos family: Spare Duterte and opt for a less divisive arrangement

FOCUS ON THE ISSUE. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says the Binay camp's 'propaganda' can only go so far. Rappler photo

#AnimatED: Marcos, Duterte and burying our history

May 30, 2016 - 9:00 AM

By burying Ferdinand Marcos in Libingan ng mga Bayani Rodrigo Duterte is telling us to forget part of our history

Aquino claims victory for Leni, laments rise of Marcos

May 27, 2016 - 8:50 AM

It was too late to realize that propaganda was working to misinform the public about martial law says the son of martyred Senator Ninoy Aquino and the late President Corazon Aquino

TIGHT VP RACE. Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr is claiming automated poll fraud in the race for the second highest post in the Philippines. Photo by Rob Reyes

Aquinos over Marcoses?

May 23, 2016 - 11:30 AM

Do you believe this tale that the national story can be confined to the soap opera narrative of Noynoy versus Bongbong? It s never as simple as that

Martial law is not just about Aquino and Marcos

May 12, 2016 - 11:50 PM

Perhaps if we gave more attention to the stories of the thousands of other victims it would be so much harder for the Filipino people to forget

Marcos Jr barred return of stolen P1.9 billion – PCGG

Apr 14, 2016 - 3:08 PM

The amount was from the Arelma funds a Panamanian registered account of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos father and namesake of the vice presidential candidate

Vandals deface People Power Monument with 'Marcos pa rin'

Mar 15, 2016 - 2:05 PM

Some netizens note the irony behind the defacement of the People Power Monument

Robredo, Marcos face off on martial law at VP forum

Mar 15, 2016 - 11:59 AM

The usually polite and placid administration candidate shows her fiercer side at the Go Negosyo vice presidential forum when the discussion veers towards martial law

FACE OFF. (Left to right) Senator Francis Escudero, Senator Bongbong Marcos, Camarines Sur Representative Leni Robredo, and Senator Antonio Trillanes IV attend the Go Negosyo vice presidential forum on March 14, 2016. Photo from Leni Robredo’s Twitter page.

Ex-Marcos official: 'Missing paintings' part of Imelda's collection

Mar 10, 2016 - 11:47 AM

Former Central Bank governor Jaime Laya executes an affidavit in relation to a 30 year old forfeiture case against the Marcoses

After a news conference, former-Philippine president Ferdinand Marcos and his wife Imelda along with a military aide have a brief news conference at Hickam air force base in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Ateneo professors to Bongbong Marcos: Stop 'distortion of history'

Mar 02, 2016 - 2:12 PM

UPDATED Ateneo professors condemn attempts to whitewash the Marcos regime s wanton violation of human rights and call for justice on behalf of abuse victims

AGAINST REVISIONISM. Ateneo professors release a statement condemning Senator Bonbong Marcos' comment about Martial Law and reminds voters to remain aware. Image courtesy of the Ateneo de Manila University

Official news agency neglected after EDSA 1

Feb 28, 2016 - 11:17 AM

A lot of people who worked under the Marcos regime were unceremoniously branded as undesirable and cast aside by the conquering heroes and heroines

DIVIDED. EDSA I is remembered for uniting the nation, but the aftermath shows divisions borne out of the distrust at the institutions and people from the Marcos regime. Image courtesy of Mara Mercado

Robredo to Bongbong Marcos: 'Facts don't lie'

Feb 25, 2016 - 9:27 PM

Vice presidential candidate Leni Robredo asks Filipino youth to understand the context behind EDSA I and the older generation to help them do it

Imelda Marcos sits through Mass for victims of husband's regime

Feb 25, 2016 - 8:39 PM

The widow of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos turns up at the wrong Church service but says it s fine

WRONG SERVICE. Former first lady Imelda Marcos is escorted by her aid after attending mass intended for martial law victims at the Baclaran Church in Paranaque City on Wednesday morning, Feb. 24. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: EDSA Revolution: Not just in 4 days

Feb 25, 2016 - 8:00 PM

The street protests in EDSA in February 1986 were the culmination of the numerous marches and rallies demanding the ouster of the dictator

An effigy of then President Marcos and Ronald Reagan with protesters in Mendiola.

Search for Marcos' wealth: Compromising with cronies

Feb 25, 2016 - 5:15 PM

What the entire world knows after 30 years is a mere fraction and not the entirety of the Marcos loot

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

IN PHOTOS: Inside the powerful EDSA 30 experiential museum

Feb 24, 2016 - 9:11 PM

Dubbed Biyahe Tungo sa Liwanag Journey Towards Light the new museum immerses visitors in sights and sounds depicting the Marcos regime – and the long and winding road towards the People Power Revolution

Duterte: I won’t be dictator, just hardliner on crime

Feb 24, 2016 - 6:50 PM

I will not become a dictator I will just ask everybody to follow the law But then I ll be strict and harsh says Duterte a day before the anniversary of the EDSA Revolution

HARDLINE STANCE. Rodrigo Duterte explains his platform, focused on fighting crime and improving the economy, in Pasay City on February 24, 2016. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Martial law speak: Words that defined the anti-Marcos movement

Feb 24, 2016 - 6:00 PM

Only a few of the words here remain familiar to the generations that never experienced martial law These words meant life and death to many

Marcos on EDSA, China’s fighter jets, Bill Gates on encryption | 12PM wRap

Feb 24, 2016 - 11:55 AM

Watch Rappler’s 12PM newscast with Maria Ressa

#EDSA30: One memorable meeting on Feb 23

Feb 23, 2016 - 8:15 AM

We had put our lives on the line 30 or so years ago Now in less dramatic terms we are once again asked to take a stand to remain steadfast to envision a future bigger than ourselves

Welcome Rotunda, Sept 25, 1985. Photo courtesy of Ed Garcia

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

Hashim Salamat: The militant and the moderate

Nov 28, 2015 - 1:00 PM

The founding chairman of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front was an odd combination of the pragmatic and the naive the militant and the moderate the careful organizer and the failed supplicant

Poe’s presidential bid, Marcos jewels, UAAP finals | 6PM wRap

Nov 25, 2015 - 7:26 PM

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'Marcos apologists, don't tell us to move on'

Nov 01, 2015 - 3:55 PM

I will not argue against what the Marcoses have done for Ilocos Most of the progress they claim are true But to use this as an argument on why the sins of the Marcoses in the past should be forgotten is invalid and even insensitive

When breaking the law was necessary

Sep 22, 2015 - 6:00 PM

On the 43rd anniversary of the declaration of martial law I share 3 tales that illustrate why breaking the law is sometimes the only way to live up to the demands of a higher law

Marcos victims to file suit vs Bongbong, Imelda

Jun 30, 2015 - 6:30 PM

Loretta Rosales: It is their obligation to uphold the law as they are in Congress Why would they not comply with the court’s decision when the State has already recognized its responsibility to the victims?

Ironies: Those who fought the dictatorship now demonized

May 23, 2015 - 9:00 AM

Look at the names now praised by many for supposedly defending the national patrimony: Marcos Escudero Cayetano and Ejercito