Khieu Samphan, one of the Khmer Rouge's few public faces as its head of state, claims he was not part of the killing machine that decimated nearly a quarter of Cambodia's population
Duterte is using a sledgehammer to take on a job that is properly accomplished with precision tools. It is the convenient but indiscriminate weapon of an authoritarian leader.
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.
Habang papalabas ako ng Palasyo at sa aking paglalakad, isang foreign journalist na nagla-live report ang aking nadaanan at nakaringgan na ganito ang sinasabi: 'We, the Americans, like to think we taught Filipinos democracy. Tonight, they are teaching the world.'
The EDSA Republic’s failure to live up to its promises spawned Dutertismo
'It's about time the nation moves on and confronts the more pressing concerns of the country rather than linger on an emotional issue that is unproductive as it is divisive,' says Chief Presidential Counsel Salvador Panelo
Urban poor leader Trinidad Herrera-Repuno's fingers and breasts were electrocuted when she denied she was a member of the Communist Party of the Philippines
A military officer took care of Cristina Pargas-Bawagan while she was detained during Martial Law. Through this experience, she learned that kindness exists even in times of strife.
'As a democracy we are mindful of human rights. The way of vigilantism is not acceptable here.'
(UPDATED) A statement distributed to journalists by a Kurdish official says the agreement includes 'a ceasefire and the withdrawal of all armed forces from the city'
'Whether or not the President’s decision is implemented will not actually affect their right to reparation,' say the heirs of the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos
(UPDATED) lawmaker also calls on Left-leaning members of Duterte's Cabinet to rally behind the President in his decision to bury the late dictator at the Libingan ng mga Bayani
'We call on all fellow Negrenses to stand up and link arms once again. Let us oppose this shameful dishonor to Filipino dignity,' say Negros organizations and concerned citizens
Vice President Leni Robredo says the upcoming burial of Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani would be a heavy burden to bear for the people who battled his regime
'There is clarity in the regulations governing the late President Marcos' burial,' says Palace Communications Secretary Martin Andanar
Donald Trump's chief campaign strategist Paul Manafort tells Politico Magazine that the money he received from Ferdinand Marcos' allies was disclosed to the US government
An important detail on the inauguration of the country's 16th president nearly escapes most media groups until an Aquino administration official known for his knowledge of Philippine history points it out
The senator's unsolicited advice to the Marcos family: Spare Duterte and opt for a less divisive arrangement
To the pseudo-hipsters and contrarians, knowing bad history is not hip; it’s just stupid. Wanna be better than others? Read more and read right. Because, in the end, the truth is always sexier.
'I don't think this is right because Suharto is accused of having violated human rights during his regime'
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.
'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'
This is to cover the $1.966 billion awarded to them by a US jury in 1992, and the $353-million compensatory judgment by the US District Court of Hawaii in 2011
Bongbong Marcos' narrative of denial has gained traction. It exploits the already weak collective memory of Filipinos and has hijacked the unread past.
US President Barack Obama becomes the first US president to formally acknowledge the victims of the 1976-1983 military regime
The LP vice presidential candidate reiterates that the least her rival can do is to 'recognize that something wrong happened' during his late father's regime
'For the many injustices that are neither remembered nor addressed, there are wounds on the collective psyche of the Moros that must be healed. The first step is remembering.'
Responding to a student at a forum, the Liberal Party’s vice presidential candidate says it’s not about being anti-Marcos but taking a strong stance against the abuses committed during martial law
The Indonesian government should guarantee religious freedom to anyone, including members of religious minorities. Perpetrators of violence, including those who attacked the Gafatar camp, should be brought to justice.
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Perhaps young voters today cannot be faulted for failing to see the economic and political folly of a dictatorship. This article is meant to reach out to them.
Watch former justice secretary Devanadera react to tweets and Facebook posts about the EDSA Revolution
The street protests in EDSA in February 1986 were the culmination of the numerous marches and rallies demanding the ouster of the dictator
Former president Fidel Ramos reads – and reacts – to tweets from the youth about the EDSA revolution
How will the former statesman, who was jailed twice during martial law, react to the youth's views on the EDSA revolution?
'Kung hindi man lang niya makita ang mali sa ginawa ng kanilang pamilya, paano tayo aasang hindi niya ito uulitin?' President Benigno Aquino III asks at the 30th anniversary of the EDSA Revolution
The VP candidate has given conflicting answers on this issue
During the Marcos regime, San Juanico Bridge did not just refer to the longest bridge in the country. It had a far more sinister meaning.
When I was 16, while I was no PhD in Dictatorships, I did know enough to be sure that what happened was very real and very wrong. What was missing was the conviction to speak up about and act on it.
'What we went through wasn’t easy. If you go back in history, a lot of lives were lost and wasted. Human rights were violated in the name of politics,' says Leni Robredo
The consideration of the BBL has been postponed till after the national elections in May 2016. This enforced hiatus may be an opportunity to address the issues linked to transitional justice and the peace process.
Syrian state news agency says government forces are combing the area to dismantle any explosive devices planted by terrorists
Syria's foreign ministry writes to the United Nations Security Council and Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to condemned what it called a 'flagrant aggression' that killed at least three soldiers
Senator Bongbong Marcos says widespread allegations of corruption and human rights abuse during his father's regime are not election issues
Who are the social media influencers in the #MartialLaw Twitter conversation?
Senator Bongbong Marcos says 'recent political history' looks favorably on his father's legacy
The students, charged with 'violating national security,' are among the few activists that have dared to publicly challenge Thailand's military rulers
BSP Deputy Governor Diwa Guinigundo gives the assurance amid foreign investors' concerns
Once Senate Joint Resolution 10 and House Joint Resolution 16 are enacted into law, martial law victims can file their claims until May 11, 2015
The next step is to weed out the false claims, says Lina Sarmiento, chairperson of the Human Rights Victims' Claims Board (HRVCB)