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Richard Lugar, U.S. foreign policy luminary, dies at 87

Apr 29, 2019 - 9:57 AM

The former US senator was instrumental in the ouster of authoritarian Filipino president Ferdinand Marcos

(FILES) In this file photo taken on December 20, 2012, Senator Richard Lugar,R-IN, receives an award from his Senate colleagues, including committee chairman Senator John Kerry,D-MA, during Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearings on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Senator Richard Lugar, a leading US voice on foreign policy for decades and a onetime presidential candidate known for his civility and bipartisan ways, has died at a medical center in Falls Church, Virginia. He was 87. Lugar died of chronic inflammatory polyneuropathy, according to an April 28, 2019 statement from the Lugar Center in Washington, a global policy institute which he founded in 2013.  KAREN BLEIER / AFP

The week in photos: February 23-March 1, 2019

Mar 03, 2019 - 8:55 AM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

VIEW FROM THE OTHER SIDE. A woman in the United States takes a picture to Mexico through the border fence as residents of Anapra, a neighbourhood on the outskirts of Ciudad Juarez in Mexico, and other people attend a prayer with priests and bishops from both countries to ask for the migrants and people of the area, on February 26, 2019.  Photo by Herika Martinez/AFP

33rd EDSA anniversary marked as Marcoses plot comeback

Feb 25, 2019 - 1:40 PM

Signs of a divided, forgetful country come on full display as the Philippines marks the 33rd anniversary of the peaceful EDSA People Power Revolution of 1986

LOW-KEY OBSERVANCE. Filipinos mark the 33rd anniversary of the EDSA People Revolution on February 25, 2019, in an observance skipped by President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo by Jire Carreon/ Rappler

Duterte on EDSA anniversary: Be inspired, value freedom

Feb 25, 2019 - 12:05 AM

'Let us never forget the sacrifice of those who came before us so that we may always be motivated to preserve and protect the democratic way of life that we enjoy today,' says President Rodrigo Duterte

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-LABAN) campaign rally at the Alonte Sports Arena in Biñan City, Laguna on February 23, 2019. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Groups urge unity vs tyranny ahead of People Power anniversary

Feb 23, 2019 - 4:22 PM

(UPDATED) ‘We cannot allow the next generation of Filipinos to live in fear and violence. We stand against the Duterte government,’ says the Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates

'ONE VOICE'. Church groups join others in a  rally to mark the 33rd EDSA People Power anniversary two days earlier, on February 23, 2019.  Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Enrile claims opposition to 'military junta' drove him to leave Ferdinand Marcos

Sep 23, 2018 - 8:40 AM

Former senator Juan Ponce Enrile also tells Bongbong Marcos that he didn't know the dictator was sick, even though he served the Marcos regime for 20 years

'WITNESS TO HISTORY'. Ex-senator Bongbong Marcos interviews Juan Ponce Enrile, former defense minister of his father. Screenshot from Bongbong's YouTube account

[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

In Bacolod, media oppression, Cha-Cha hit on People Power anniv

Feb 25, 2018 - 1:43 PM

The protesters stress the critical role of the media in the historic 1986 event

NEVER AGAIN. National Union of Journalists of the Philippines national director Nonoy Espina calls on the public to stand with the press during the 32nd commemoration of Edsa People Power revolution in Bacolod City, Saturday. Photo by Marchel P. Espina/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Protesters mark 32nd anniversary of People Power

Feb 24, 2018 - 10:45 PM

Various sectors call on Filipinos to 'fight tyranny and dictatorship' and oppose moves to change the Constitution

'RESIST TYRANNY'. Various sectors protested at the People Power Monument on February 24, 2018, to commemorate the 32nd anniversary of the EDSA Revolution. Photo by Angie De Silva/Rappler

Duterte calls for unity, solidarity on EDSA anniversary

Feb 24, 2018 - 5:44 PM

(UPDATED) For the second year in a row, however, President Rodrigo Duterte decides to skip the annual commemoration of the EDSA People Power Revolution

EDSA PEOPLE POWER. In this file photo, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte speaks during the 10th Biennial National Convention and 20th Founding Anniversary Celebration of the Chinese Filipino Business Club, Inc. at the Manila Hotel on February 19, 2018. King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo

Parts of EDSA closed on February 25 People Power Anniversary

Feb 23, 2018 - 8:33 PM

The MMDA says the northbound section of EDSA from Ortigas Avenue to Boni Serrano Avenue will be partially closed from 12 am to 6 am on Sunday, February 25

EDSA. Protesters gather at People Power Monument and encourage motorists join their noise barrage on November 18, 2016. Rappler File Photo

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 appoints Boy Saycon to EDSA People Power Commission

Jan 24, 2018 - 8:50 PM

Political operator Pastor 'Boy' Saycon joins the 5-member commission under the Office of the President

[OPINION] Liberals and Democrats must fight back to reclaim their place in Asian politics

Dec 09, 2017 - 2:30 PM

We have no doubt that history would vindicate us in the end, and that the principles of democracy, human rights, a well-managed market economy, and the rule of law are the only pathways to peace, justice, and prosperity

Duterte changes composition of EDSA People Power Commission

Nov 28, 2017 - 2:13 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte has transferred the chairmanship of the EDSA People Power Commission from the Executive Secretary to the National Historical Commission of the Philippines chief

FAST FACTS: Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal

Oct 18, 2017 - 11:35 AM

Vidal played key roles in both the 1986 People Power Revolution and EDSA II revolt in 2001

ARCHBISHOP EMERITUS. Ricardo Cardinal Vidal, 86. Photo from Facebook page of Cardinal Vidal

IN PHOTOS: Celebrities at the Himagsikan Para Kay Kian rally

Aug 22, 2017 - 10:51 AM

Agot Isidro Audie Gemora Mae Paner and Pen Medina are among those who are calling for justice for the slain teen

Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Youth leaders ask Duterte: Where's all-out drug war vs rich, powerful?

Aug 21, 2017 - 11:58 PM

Have you seen drug operations in Forbes? Have you seen war on drugs in Bel Air? says a speaker at the rally calling for an end to killings

'JUSTICE FOR KIAN'. Akbayan Youth leader Shamah Bulangis takes the microphone at the protest. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Protesters express rage over Kian slay, ask for end to killings

Aug 21, 2017 - 11:34 PM

More than 1 000 protesters march to the People Power Monument along EDSA despite the rain Monday evening

TAMA NA. One of the interesting placards during the protest against the killing of 17-year-old Kian delos Santos. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Meet Davao's foremost 'yellow' activist: Soledad Duterte

Mar 04, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Aside from being a well known philanthropist the President s late mother was Davao s leading Yellow Friday Movement activist

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, February 28, 2017

Feb 28, 2017 - 10:32 AM

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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

The relevance of the EDSA People Power Revolution, 31 years later

Feb 26, 2017 - 8:30 AM

The 1986 People Power revolution was not merely a people’s collective exertion against a tyrannical regime More importantly it was a people’s war to recover their dignity and freedom ensuring that as life comes from God only God can take away

Personalities involved in the People Power revolt link arms while singing during the celebration 31st EDSA revolution inside the Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City on February 24, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Despite 'silent' celebration, thousands relive spirit of EDSA

Feb 26, 2017 - 1:09 AM

Organizers of the rally say 6 000 participated in the Power of We protest set on the 31st anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution

POWER OF WE. Thousands of protesters gather at the People Power Monument to commemorate the 31st anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution

WATCH: Thousands gather to commemorate EDSA 31

Feb 26, 2017 - 12:28 AM

Those who gathered at EDSA 31 not only commemorated the People Power Revolution but protested the burial of former president Ferdinand Marcos

Pangilinan: 'Real change' lies in 'people power'

Feb 25, 2017 - 10:46 PM

I believe the war on drugs should be refocused [to] war on poverty to reach a developed nation status says Senator Francis Pangilinan

EDSA31. Senator Francis "Kiko" Pangilinan said in a forum on the commemoration of the 31st anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution that real change lies in the empowerment of the Filipino people

IN PHOTOS: Anti-Duterte groups relive EDSA People Power uprising

Feb 25, 2017 - 9:13 PM

Protesters raise several issues as they commemorate the 31st EDSA People Power uprising

Activists from Block Marcos Movement lift their fists in front of the People Power Monument. Photo by Angie de Silva/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

Aquino on EDSA 31: 'Hindi pa tapos ang laban'

Feb 25, 2017 - 6:09 PM

Former president Benigno Aquino III leads other Liberal Party members who join the rally to remember the 31st anniversary of the EDSA People Power revolt

EDSA 31. Former president Benigno Aquino III joins a rally on February 25, 2017, to mark the 31st anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution of 1986. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

Hundreds on PH streets as Duterte jails top critic

Feb 25, 2017 - 4:12 PM

UPDATED Protesters mass outside Camp Crame where Senator Leila de Lima is detained in a demonstration against the alleged death squad murders of thousands of drug suspects

TOP CRITIC JAILED. A supporter of Senator Leila De Lima, a top critic of President Rodrigo Duterte, shouts slogans as they hold a rally outside the court building in Muntinlupa City, suburban Manila on February 24, 2017, where De Lima was brought by the police to report to the court of her arrest. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Palace on Marcos comparison: 'Duterte is his own person'

Feb 25, 2017 - 3:53 PM

Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella claims that dictator Ferdinand Marcos is not that iconic in the mind of the President

NEW MACOY? The Palace rejects comparisons of President Rodrigo Duterte to the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos. File photo by Marcelino Pascua/Presidential Photo

Leftist groups demand 'genuine change' on 31st EDSA anniversary

Feb 25, 2017 - 1:37 PM

Leftist groups ask President Rodrigo Duterte to fulfill his campaign promise to seal a peace deal with communist rebels

RESUME PEACE TALKS. Progressive groups call for the restoration of peace talks and the fulfilment of the government's promises on the 31st anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

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

Duterte: Archbishop Villegas got 'beat up' by 'maldita' Sara

Feb 25, 2017 - 8:16 AM

The President reads his eldest daughter s defense of him on Facebook and says his feisty daughter knows how he thinks

SAME WAVE LENGTH. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio is described by her father President Rodrigo Duterte as someone who understands how he thinks. File photo by Manman Dejeto

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

Robredo to Duterte: 'Mr President, we call you to task'

Feb 24, 2017 - 8:07 PM

Be the leader you promised to be and stop the lies that are distorting the truth in our society today says the Vice President in her strongest speech yet on the current state of affairs

HOPE. Vice President Leni Robredo delivers the message of hope for the 31st anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution. Photo from the Office of the Vice President

Cardinal Tagle to parishes: Hold People Power activities

Feb 24, 2017 - 6:09 PM

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle makes this unprecedented move as the Duterte administration chooses to hold a low key celebration of People Power this year

TOP PRELATE. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle urges parishes in the Archdiocese of Manila to remember the EDSA People Power Revolution of February 1986. File photo courtesy of Veritas846.ph on Facebook

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, February 23, 2017

Feb 23, 2017 - 10:59 AM

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Millennials urged to win 'terrible war on memory'

Feb 22, 2017 - 10:33 AM

If you create one ignorant generation what will the next one be like? asks historian Jo Ed Tirol as he urges the youth to fight efforts to revise the dark chapter in Philippine history

WAR ON MEMORY. Historian Jo-Ed Tirol said the bigger war the Philippines is facing is a war on memory. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

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

Peace talks, Duterte, People Power | Evening wRap

Feb 16, 2017 - 7:48 PM

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EDSA Simbang Gabi: 'Killings put to shame our Christian nation'

Dec 16, 2016 - 12:10 AM

No to Marcos burial is just one issue No to what kills the human spirit the democratic spirit to speak assert and express oneself this we must fight for says an activist priest at the start of the 9 day Christmas season mass

MISA DE GALLO. Anti-Marcos protesters culminated their series of rallies against the burial of former President Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani with an evening mass at the People Power Monument.

Conclusion: Time for pro-democracy forces' agenda

Dec 11, 2016 - 11:00 AM

The November 25 and 30 mass actions have confirmed two things: first the existence of a critical mass of warm bodies to comprise the pro democracy movement; and second the emergence of young people or millennials as a new force to reckon with

Clash of memories

Dec 03, 2016 - 10:16 PM

The protests against Marcos’ burial in the Libingan and historical revisionism in favor of Marcos testify to the necessity of a continued struggle over history and memory

Maute retreats, Anti-Marcos burial rally, Facebook apology | Midday wRap

Nov 30, 2016 - 1:46 PM

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November 30 rallies: What protesters demand of Duterte

Nov 30, 2016 - 7:15 AM

The main call of protesters at the People Power Monument grand rally on Wednesday November 30 is for the government to exhume Ferdinand Marcos remains from the Libingan ng mga Bayani

EDSA RALLY. Ant-Marcos burial protesters gather at the People Power Monument and encourage motorists join their noise barrage on November 18, 2016.

Framers of Constitution condemn Marcos burial, draw hope from youth

Nov 24, 2016 - 3:14 PM

We are inspired by the outpouring of protest by the youth who give life to our hope for generations of heroes who are the antithesis of everything that was Marcos say members of the 1986 Constitutional Commission

YOUTH PROTEST VS MARCOS BURIAL. Students protest the state interment of dictator Ferdinand Marcos in Manila. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

The military that ousted a dictator buried him a hero

Nov 19, 2016 - 1:18 PM

The Filipino soldier’s strength lies in his ability to obey orders His character lies in the many times he has also disobeyed them

Photo from Office of the Army Chief Public Affairs

Marcos family shoulders cost of ex-president's burial

Nov 08, 2016 - 3:17 PM

Next step: the Philippine Army will meet with the Marcoses to discuss the date of burial plans for the burial site and details of the burial ceremony among others

PREPARATIONS STOPPED. Dried leaves are scattered all over the area that was planned to be set aside for Marcos' remains. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler