Newspaper front pages during the 1986 People Power Revolution

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine media played a big role during the People Power Revolution in 1986. 

The country's newspapers chronicled the events that transpired from February 22 to 25 which ended the 21-year rule of then dictator Ferdinand Marcos. 

On the anniversary of the uprising, Rappler looks back at how the front pages of Filipino newspapers – the Philippine Daily InquirerBulletin Today (now Manila Bulletin), and the Manila Times – looked like throughout the 4-day "bloodless" revolution that ultimately led to the toppling of the dictator.

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Sources: University of the Philippines' University Library and Bayan Ko! Images of the Philippine Revolt

Jodesz Gavilan

Jodesz Gavilan is a writer and researcher for Rappler and its investigative arm, Newsbreak. She covers human rights and also hosts the weekly podcast Newsbreak: Beyond the Stories. She joined Rappler in 2014 after obtaining her journalism degree from the University of the Philippines.

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