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Youth groups continue protest as anti-terrorism law nears implementation

Jul 11, 2020 - 7:05 PM

They warn that with human rights violations already rampant even before the measure’s signing into law, the anti-terrorism law's implementation will result in more abuses

PROTEST. Sectoral groups unite at the Commission on Human Rights in Quezon City to continue its protest against government's response to a health crisis calling out its 'misplaced priorities' for pushing the anti-terror law and rejecting ABS-CBN's franchise as the country grapples with the pandemic. Photo by PUP's The Catalyst

Groups demand immediate release of 8 arrested at anti-terror rally in Laguna

Jul 05, 2020 - 4:48 PM

Groups stress the possible ramifications of the Anti-Terrorism Law on mass mobilizations in light of the violent arrest of Cabuyao 11. Three minors from the protest have been released to their guardians, while 8 are still detained.

Graphics from UP College of Science Student Council, KATRIBU-UP Dilima chapter, and Anakbayan Batangas

Filipinos take to the streets to protest against anti-terrorism law

Jul 04, 2020 - 7:11 PM

In an indignation protest held on Saturday, July 4 at the University of the Philippines Diliman, protesters express their strong condemnation against the law

Protesters from different groups stage a protest march against the new Anti-Terror Law at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, QC on July 4, 2020. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

'Ready to fight for civil rights': Sectoral leaders hold protest vs anti-terrorism law

Jul 04, 2020 - 4:36 PM

'The law aims to end terrorism, it says, yet it is the state forces that perpetrate fear and violence on the people,' says former human rights commissioner Loretta Ann Rosales in an online protest joined by other sectoral leaders

JUNK ANTI-TERROR LAW. Protesters from different groups hold a protest march at the University of the Philippines Diliman on July 4, 2020, a day after President Duterte signed the anti-terror law. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

'Leaderless movement' urges Filipinos to join #VetoTerrorBill email protest

Jul 03, 2020 - 11:35 AM

'We believe that all Filipinos who must stand for democracy against this bill that edges us closer and closer towards tyranny – in any way, shape, or form that is possible in spite of the pandemic,' says the #JunkTerrorBill group

Manila Pride protesters freed, to sue police

Jun 30, 2020 - 7:16 PM

(UPDATED) 'Expect that we will file countercharges against the Manila police,' says Bahaghari's Rey Valmores-Salinas

RELEASED. Members of LGBTQ+ groups Bahaghari and Metro Manila Pride who were arrested after staging a Pride march and protest in Mendiola, Manila, last June 26, are released on Tuesday, June 30. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler


‘Resist injustice’: Newly sworn lawyer helps detained Pride protesters

Jun 27, 2020 - 7:43 PM

Bernardo says the protesters asked for his legal advice prior to the short gathering and during its planning

Netizens call to free detained Pride protesters: ‘Pride is protest’

Jun 26, 2020 - 5:04 PM

Using the hashtag #FreePride20, netizens express disbelief over the arrest of 20 protesters on Friday, June 26

At least 20 arrested at Pride march in Manila

Jun 26, 2020 - 2:10 PM

(UPDATED) 'Nasa batas iyan na bawal iyan,' police tell the protesters, who observed physical distancing and wore face masks

Police officers arrest members and allies of LGBTQ+ group Bahaghari during a Pride March protest in Mendiola on June 26, 2020. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

WATCH: Aling Marie attends grand mañanita on Independence Day

Jun 12, 2020 - 1:51 PM

She first gained popularity because of her viral video calling out President Duterte's diehard supporters

16 students arrested in Iligan City during Independence day protest

Jun 12, 2020 - 12:27 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Kabataan Partylist Northern Mindanao says the protesters were arrested around 10 am on Friday

Independence Day 2020: Gov’t rites, freedom protests in the time of physical distancing

Jun 12, 2020 - 7:02 AM

President Duterte is in his home city of Davao, while students and sectoral groups will mount protest rallies and motorcades in key cities across the country on June 12

ALL SET. Workers clean the statue of General Emilio Aguinaldo at the Freedom Park in Kawit, Cavite, in preparation for the 122nd Independence Day celebration. Photo by Dennis Abrina/Rappler

On eve of Independence Day protests, DOJ says rallies 'temporarily banned'

Jun 11, 2020 - 2:50 PM

Is it legal to ban rallies during quarantine?

DISTANCE IN RALLIES. Protesters observe physical distancing during the anti-terror bill rallies on June 4, 2020. Photo by Anjo Lapresca

The bystander of Cebu 8: 'I got arrested for asking a question'

Jun 10, 2020 - 4:06 PM

19-year-old Clement Corominas is arrested after asking a cop, 'What is happening?'

BYSTANDER. Clement Corominas. Photo courtesy of Corominas.

8 arrested in Cebu anti-terror bill rally ordered released without bail

Jun 08, 2020 - 5:41 PM

The judge's release order for the 7 activists and one bystander does not require a bail amount. The 'Cebu 8' have already spent some 36 hours in detention.

RELEASED. Photographed here are 7 of 8 individuals arrested at the anti-terror bill rally in Cebu City on Friday, June 5. Contributed photo

72-year-old Elmer Cordero remains in jail, 4 other jeepney drivers freed

Jun 08, 2020 - 4:45 PM

72-year-old Elmer Cordero and Wilson Ramilla remain in jail, as there are other charges filed under their name

FREED. Caloocan Representative Egay Erice visits the jeepney drivers, collectively known as Piston 6, before 4 of them were freed on June 8, 2020. Photo from Piston Facebook page

U.P. Cebu demands immediate release of students, alumni

Jun 08, 2020 - 9:33 AM

UP Cebu urges Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella and the chief of the Cebu City police office to 'seriously look into this clear transgression against our constituents and our property'

Cebu City mayor says public has right to assemble even during health emergency

Jun 07, 2020 - 12:00 AM

Despite the heavy-handed tactics of the cops in dispersing a peaceful protest, the Cebu City police are 'professional policemen' and the mayor says he trusts their judgement

DEMONSTRATION. Cebu police haul off a demonstrator at the gate of the University of the Philippines Cebu. Photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

PNP denies using excessive force, violating U.P. agreement in Cebu dispersal

Jun 06, 2020 - 3:12 PM

The police, who were in riot gear and carrying long firearms, claim that they were the ones assaulted by the unarmed protesters

FORMATION. Cebu City police stand outside the University of the Philippines Cebu during a protest against the anti-terror bill. Photo by Gelo Lintonjua/Rappler

U.P. Cebu to probe whether cops violated U.P.-DND accord in arrest of protesters

Jun 05, 2020 - 10:05 PM

Under the accord, the police and the military are not allowed to conduct operations within the vicinity of UP campuses without prior notice or approval of the UP administration

How to help activists arrested in Cebu City

Jun 05, 2020 - 6:18 PM

Several organizations amplify the call for donations to raise a community bail fund for anti-terrorism activists in Cebu City

#ReleaseCebu7 trends in PH as netizens condemn arrest of Cebu City activists

Jun 05, 2020 - 5:07 PM

(UPDATED) The arrest comes as students and members of various youth and progressive groups held a mobilization to denounce the approval of the anti-terrorism bill

Cops arrest 8 at anti-terrorism bill protest in Cebu City

Jun 05, 2020 - 1:54 PM

(UPDATED) 7 activists, including minors, belong to local progressive organizations in Cebu. The other person arrested is a bystander who did not participate in the rally

ARRESTED. Police drag two activists who joined an anti-terrorism bill protest in front of the gfate of University of the Philippines Cebu campus on June 5, 2020. Police say they violated the rule on mass gathering as Cebu City is under general community quarantine Photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

'This is not terrorism': Filipinos take to the streets after anti-terror bill hurdles Congress

Jun 04, 2020 - 8:17 PM

Several sectoral and progressive groups take their outrage to the streets continuing the call to junk the anti-terrorism bill

Militant students joined various militant groups in denouncing the House of Representatives amendments to the House 6875, the so-called Terror Bill following the passage of the bill in a rally at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City on June 4, 2020. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

LIST: #JunkTerrorBill activities, protests

Jun 04, 2020 - 10:38 AM

(UPDATED) Here's a list of indignation rallies and other activities hosted by various groups and organizations, following the House’s passage of the draconian anti-terrorism bill

Cops arrest labor leaders keeping distance during Labor Day protest

May 01, 2020 - 2:34 PM

The police arrest two labor leaders from Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino who staged a protest in a subdivision in Rodriguez, Rizal

ARRESTED. Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino vice president Lito Rastica is arrested by the police in Rizal on Labor Day. Photo from Rastica's Facebook page

Poll protest vs neophyte Negros Occidental town mayor dismissed

Oct 11, 2019 - 5:39 PM

Irene Montilla defeated Joselito Malabor in the 2019 mayoral election in Isabela, Negros Occidental, by just 48 votes

UPHELD. Mayor Irene Montilla of Isabela town, Negros Occidental, scores a win after the election protest filed against her by her predecessor is dismissed on October 10, 2019. Photo by Marchel P. Espina/Rappler

PH Consulate in Hong Kong reminds Filipinos to avoid protest areas

Oct 09, 2019 - 4:30 PM

With no end in sight to the protests in Hong Kong, Filipinos there are advised to stay vigilant

PROTESTS CONTINUE. Masked pro-democracy protesters marched through Hong Kong in defiance of a ban on face coverings as much of the city ground to a halt on October 5, with the subway suspended and many shops shuttered following another night of violence. Photo by Philip Fong/AFP

IN PHOTOS: Piston says nationwide transport strike a success

Sep 30, 2019 - 7:07 PM

Despite contradicting statements from the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, Piston claims high participation rates in Rizal, Alabang, Navotas, Davao, Southern Tagalog, and Angeles, Pampanga

LOOK: Saving their livelihoods. Jeepney drivers and operators in Baguio and Benguet together with their families and friends picketed the Department of Transportation in the city to voice out their opposition to the Jeepney Modernization Program which they said they are not against modernizing transportation but how is it being directed in favor of the big businesses. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Youth stand up against authoritarian rule on 47th Martial Law anniversary

Sep 21, 2019 - 8:05 PM

Young people all over the Philippines amplify calls to uphold national sovereignty, fight for the rights of marginalized sectors such as farmers and the urban poor, and end attacks to government critics

FIGHT. Filipino youth take to the streets to protest against authoritarian rule to mark the 47th Martial Law anniversary on Friday, September 21. This is at Iloilo Sunburst Park. Photo by Carl Don Berwin/Rappler

LIST: 47th Martial Law anniversary protests, activities

Sep 19, 2019 - 10:17 PM

Protest activities are lined up at Luneta, the university area in Manila, and key cities across the country on September 20 and 21, 2019

Youth groups lead protest marking 47th anniversary of Martial Law

Sep 18, 2019 - 2:18 PM

With members of the Marcos family in top government posts and an increasing number of attacks against government critics, youth groups unite to ensure succeeding generations remember the horrors of martial law

Comelec division junks protest vs Vico Sotto

Sep 02, 2019 - 2:43 PM

(UPDATED) Comelec Spokesperson James Jimenez says the 2nd division decided unanimously, citing the 'insufficiency in form and substance' of Eusebio's protest

UNANIMOUS VOTE. Members of the Comelec Second Division unanimously dismiss on August 30, 2019, the electoral protest filed by reelectionist mayor Bobby Eusebio (left) against challenger Vico Sotto in May 2019. Eusebio’s photo from his FB; Sotto’s photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Poll protest vs Negros Occidental mayor dismissed

Aug 24, 2019 - 5:07 PM

The Bacolod City Regional Trial Court Branch 49 junks the electoral protest filed by former mayor Magdaleno Peña against his niece, Moises Padilla Mayor Ella Garcia Yulo

LOCAL CHIEF. Moises Padilla Mayor Ella Garcia Yulo holds a dialogue with the residents of far-flung Barangay Quintin Remo on August 19, 2019. Photo by Marchel Espina

'This is not the last': Thousands unite for People's SONA 2019

Jul 22, 2019 - 11:47 PM

Around 5,350 protesters march along Commonwealth Avenue to share their own version of the state of the nation

Protesters from the United People's Sona brave the rain as they march along Commonwealth Avenue on July 22, 2019, to stage a program during President Rodrigo Duterte's State of the Nation Address. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Art means uprising at the SONA 2019 protests

Jul 22, 2019 - 8:17 PM

Protesters got creative as they created artwork to express their opposition to the Duterte administration

STANDING BY. A syokoy Duterte effigy is set to be burned at the United People's SONA held at Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City on July 22. Photo by Samantha Bagayas/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: From Luzon to Mindanao, thousands cry 'Atin ang 'Pinas!'

Jul 22, 2019 - 6:32 PM

(UPDATED) As President Duterte delivers his 4th Station of the Nation Address, protesters across the country call on Filipinos to fight for Philippine sovereignty

Before President Duterte delivers his 4th SONA, militant groups in Baguio City march along central district on July 22, 2019 as they protest against the dueterte administration. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

No more SONA protests if workers’ demands addressed – BMP leader

Jul 17, 2019 - 5:20 PM

Labor union leader Leody De Guzman says most workers' demands have not been addressed by any administration in the Philippines

IN PHOTOS: Protests on Labor Day 2019

May 01, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Thousands of workers march on Labor Day, calling on President Rodrigo Duterte to listen to their pleas and fulfill his campaign promise

A protester in a Spiderman suit holds a poster during the Labor Day protest in Mendiola, Manila on May 1, 2019. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

[OPINION] Protests and university education

Mar 12, 2019 - 6:00 PM

To instruct the youth not to be involved in public and civic affairs is not only unconstitutional, but directly runs contrary to the various ways the youth can be involved in nation-building

Photo from Shutterstock

Street protests outlawed in Davao City

Nov 30, 2018 - 9:51 AM

Militant groups slam the ordinance as a curtailment of the people's right to peaceful assembly and freedom of speech but local officials say rallies are still allowed in places other than streets to ensure smooth traffic flow

STREET PROTEST. Members of the National Democratic Front-Southern Mindanao block traffic during a lightning rally in Davao City on March 29, 2017 to mark the 48th Anniversary of the New People's Army. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Robredo camp to Duterte: Marcos won't win election protest

Aug 16, 2018 - 3:11 PM

(UPDATED) Vice President Leni Robredo says she would rather focus on 'things that need to be done' than dwell on President Rodrigo Duterte's latest tirade

ROBREDO VS MARCOS. The Commission on Elections begins the decryption of ballot images for the electoral protest filed by former senator Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr against Vice President Leni Robredo.

Robredo: Marcos and I could both lose votes due to 50% shading threshold

May 29, 2018 - 1:55 PM

'Nakakagulat na ayaw niyang malaman iyong tunay na saloobin ng mamamayan, ano ba talaga iyong boto. Bakit kailangang itulak na 50%?' says Vice President Leni Robredo on her rival Bongbong Marcos

VP PROTEST. Vice President Leni Robredo wants the PET to consider a 25% vote shading threshold for the VP protest recount. But her rival Bongbong Marcos wants it at 50%. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Comelec rules say audit logs should not be in ballot boxes – Robredo camp

Apr 03, 2018 - 7:35 PM

Countering the Marcoses, lawyer Romulo Macalintal says the Comelec ordered audit logs to be delivered to election officers, not placed inside ballot boxes

BALLOT BOX ISSUES. Lawyer Romulo Macalintal responds to the statements of Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos and ex-senator Bongbong Marcos on the ballot boxes. File photos of Macalintal and Imee by Rappler, photo of Bongbong from his office

Did Imee Marcos 'gatecrash' the VP ballot recount site?

Apr 03, 2018 - 4:32 PM

(UPDATED) Ex-senator Bongbong Marcos' lawyer says Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos is not accredited, but she was still 'allowed by the PET to enter' on April 2

ENTRY ALLOWED? Former senator Bongbong Marcos and his sister, Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos, grants a media interview after visiting the ballot recount site on April 2, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Robredo camp dismisses ballot box 'anomalies' as 'fake news'

Apr 02, 2018 - 3:55 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo's lawyer Romulo Macalintal denies the allegation of former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr that ballot boxes from Camarines Sur were tampered with to delay the ballot recount

'NO TO FAKE NEWS.' Election lawyer Romulo Macalintal holds a press conference on the VP ballot recount on April 2, 2018 in Manila. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Marcos, Robredo pull media stunts but get no closer to a recount

Feb 07, 2018 - 10:51 PM

What was supposed to be the signing of a simple gentleman's agreement that will clear the way for the recount of vice presidential votes turns into a media circus

Supporters 'grant' Duterte sole powers to write new Constitution

Nov 30, 2017 - 6:35 PM

Led by actress Vivian Velez, a crowd reads a declaration enumerating 7 reforms that supposedly can only be achieved if President Duterte exercises revolutionary powers

'REVGOV NA'. Pro-Duterte demonstrators gather in Mendiola, Manila on November 30, 2017 calling for the establishment of a revolutionary government. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Stories from the sidelines: Street vendors on the Marcos burial

Dec 01, 2016 - 3:18 PM

What do the people selling candies cigarettes and water to protesters think about Ferdinand Marcos burial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani?

SIDEWALK STORIES. Vendor Alicia Palomos thinks the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos should not have been buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

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