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On 34th EDSA anniversary, groups slam Duterte for being 'Marcos-like'

Feb 25, 2020 - 11:28 PM

Multisectoral groups take to the streets to point out oppressive policies and violations under the Duterte administration that mirror those of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos

Protesters call for the ouster of President Rodrigo Duterte during the commemoration of People Power Revolution on February 25, 2020 in Mendiola, Manila. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

[OPINION] The time my father broke the curfew during Martial Law

Feb 25, 2020 - 6:00 PM

'My father got away with a slap on the wrist. Many were not as lucky.'

FACT CHECK: Lies about EDSA revolution, Martial Law

Feb 25, 2020 - 4:42 PM

A roundup of false information Rappler has debunked about Ferdinand Marcos’ dictatorial regime and the popular series of demonstrations that overthrew him

[OPINION] Our disenchantment with EDSA

Feb 25, 2020 - 2:33 PM

How can the popularity of the EDSA uprising be contested and reduced to 'Aquino-sponsored' political propaganda?

A nun in the revolution: Remembering, forgetting EDSA

Feb 25, 2020 - 1:38 PM

For Sister Helen, nothing beats physical activism in terms of impact. 'I think unless you get a mass of people out on the streets, nothing will change.'

Duterte says shun 'petty political differences' but again skips EDSA anniversary rites

Feb 25, 2020 - 12:21 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte hails the peaceful uprising for having restored democratic institutions, many of which he himself has attacked or threatened

[OPINION] False idols, choosing sides: History repeats itself post-EDSA

Feb 25, 2020 - 9:00 AM

'After more than 3 decades and 6 administrations, our country is still suffering from the same mistakes'

[OPINION] EDSA is not worth celebrating

Feb 24, 2020 - 8:00 PM

'Despite this most beautiful memory of democracy and solidarity, I find no cause for celebration'

Bank schedules for EDSA Revolution anniversary, February 25, 2020

Feb 24, 2020 - 6:45 PM

Here are the banks which will have certain branches open on Tuesday, February 25, 2020

[OPINION] The most common misconceptions about EDSA People Power

Feb 24, 2020 - 3:24 PM

The People Power Revolution was neither peaceful nor bloodless

Apparently, Willem Dafoe was at the People Power Revolution in 1986

Nov 09, 2019 - 11:08 AM

'It was an incredible feeling,' says the actor

WILLEM DAFOE. The actor, pictured here at the Annual Governors Awards gala in Hollywood in October 2019, shares his experience joining the 1986 EDSA Revolution. Photo by Chris Delmas / AFP)

FALSE: EDSA Revolution 'removed' regularization, led to 'increase' in OFWs

Jun 24, 2019 - 1:50 PM

Data from the Philippine Statistics Authority show that the number of overseas Filipino workers rose even before 1986

[OPINION] Why should young Filipinos in the diaspora care about Martial Law?

Feb 24, 2019 - 9:00 PM

We need to remember why Filipinos both in the Philippines and abroad rallied against a dictator

Robredo: EDSA Revolution 'not defined by any color or group'

Feb 24, 2019 - 12:30 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says Filipinos must break the misconception that the EDSA Revolution is just all about the 'dilawans'

Vice President Leni Robredo led the commemoration of the 33rd anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution in Naga City on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, at the Immaculate Conception Parish in Naga City, Camarines Sur. In her remarks, VP Leni underscored the importance of remembering the lessons of EDSA and the sacrifices of many ordinary Filipinos during this time—proving that power truly resides in the people. (Photo by OVP)

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

[OPINION | NEWSPOINT] Coming together

Apr 07, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Why the divisions between us when one fight clearly overtops all others? Is there any doubt our nation has begun its descent into authoritarianism?

China’s illegal entry in Benham Rise, Roque on People Power, Pimentel on Duterte-Carpio | Evening wRap

Feb 26, 2018 - 8:47 PM

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Kris Aquino hits fake news, trolls of mom Cory’s legacy

Feb 26, 2018 - 7:47 PM

‘The truth will stand strong through the test of history,’ Kris says

Roque: 1986 EDSA Revolution not 'fake news'

Feb 26, 2018 - 4:35 PM

'It was the first bloodless people power revolution in the whole entire planet Earth, and it remains significant,' says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, after an online poll by Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson

32nd People Power Revolution Anniversary at People Power Monument on February 35 2018. Photo by Maria Tan /Rappler

[OPINION] Did EDSA fail us?

Feb 26, 2018 - 9:16 AM

When this regime threatens press freedom, imprisons its critics, and arbitrarily kills its citizens, then it fails us and EDSA. It reverses all the steps we have taken towards democracy and progress.

#EDSA32: Filipinos remember a revolution that toppled a dictator

Feb 26, 2018 - 8:43 AM

32 years later, what are the lessons of the People Power revolution?

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Pakinggan ang multo ng EDSA

Feb 26, 2018 - 8:22 AM

Ngayong ika-32 anibersaryo ng EDSA, angkop ang sinabi ni Milan Kundera: 'The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting'

IN PHOTOS: Anti-Duterte groups remember #EDSA32, warn against current policies

Feb 26, 2018 - 8:00 AM

Tindig Pilipinas, a 'coalition of coalition' that's decidedly anti-Duterte, draws comparisons between the current president and the dictator Marcos

Tindig Pilipinas rally commemorating the 32nd EDSA People Power Revolt on February 25, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Filipinos facing threat 'worse than Martial Law'

Feb 25, 2018 - 11:25 PM

'We are seeing an erosion of our moral fiber as a people,' says an activist nun as the Philippines marks the 32nd anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution

EDSA 32. Activist nun Sister Mary John Mananzan speaks at a rally at the People Power Monument to mark the 32nd anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution on February 24, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Celebrities perform during EDSA anniversary

Feb 25, 2018 - 10:08 PM

Color It Red, Inang Laya are among those who came to commemorate the 1986 People Power Revolution

Color It Red, Inang Laya and Lea Navarro perform on stage. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Robredo calls for vigilance vs abuses on EDSA anniversary

Feb 25, 2018 - 7:05 PM

'[H]indi tayo dapat magpabaya na manumbalik muli ang kadiliman na pinagdaanan,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

Vice President Leni Robredo attended a Mass held at the St. Jude Thaddeus Parish Church in Naga City on Sunday, February 25, 2018, in commemoration of the 32nd anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution. Photo from OVP

Remembering Corazon Aquino, the artist

Feb 25, 2018 - 4:30 PM

Rappler speaks to Jeffrey Consumo – former President Cory Aquino's art teacher from 1996 to 1998

[OPINION] EDSA and history lessons for today

Feb 25, 2018 - 8:26 AM

'The susceptibility of the youth to seek 'alternative facts' and feign a sense of nostalgia for the golden days of Martial Law is a collective failure of our political, social, and pedagogical institutions'

Robredo wants Pinoys to wear white, remember lessons from EDSA

Feb 23, 2018 - 8:28 PM

(UPDATED) Vice President Leni Robredo calls on the public to attend various events organized to commemorate the bloodless revolution that toppled the Marcos dictatorship

NEVER FORGET. Vice President Leni Robredo talks about the political awakening that led to the end of Martial Law to students of the Ateneo Grade School on February 14, 2018. Photo by OVP

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

The morning after: Duterte supporters continue to pack Luneta

Feb 26, 2017 - 10:09 AM

The police say about 2 000 stayed the night after their show of force on Saturday February 25 and more arrived Sunday morning February 26

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

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

Duterte critics, supporters clash along EDSA

Feb 25, 2017 - 8:04 PM

A scuffle erupts after around 7 Duterte supporters arrive at a rally of thousands of Duterte critics near the People Power Monument

CLASH ALONG EDSA. Singer Jim Paredes confronts supporters of President Rodrigo Duterte along EDSA on February 25, 2017. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

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

STAKEOUT: 1986 People Power – Pagbabalik-tanaw

Feb 25, 2017 - 7:58 AM

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

De Lima arrest, Villegas vs Duterte, Project NOAH | Midday wRap

Feb 24, 2017 - 3:13 PM

Watch Rappler s midday newscast with Margie de Leon

WATCH: The relevance of the 1986 EDSA People Power today

Feb 24, 2017 - 12:29 PM

Watch the discussion live on Rappler

Duterte on EDSA anniversary: No group has monopoly of patriotism

Feb 24, 2017 - 12:14 PM

Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea delivers the message of President Rodrigo Duterte who skipped the EDSA commemorative event

EDSA CELEBRATION. Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea (3rd,L) at the Camp Aguinaldo EDSA event with former president Fidel Ramos, former senator Juan Ponce Enrile, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III, and Presidential Adviser Joey Concepcion. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Sara Duterte calls CBCP head 'worse than a hundred Dutertes'

Feb 24, 2017 - 11:00 AM

The President s daughter says her father understands the meaning of the EDSA People Power Revolution more than delusional hypocrites like Archbishop Socrates Villegas

DEFENDING DUTERTE. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte reacts to a letter written by Archbishop Socrates Villegas. File photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

#PugadBaboy: Diss the Marcoses

Feb 24, 2017 - 11:00 AM

FULL TEXT: Archbishop Villegas' open letter to Cardinal Sin on EDSA

Feb 24, 2017 - 10:20 AM

4 days of bloodless revolution Wow Now 8 months of relentless killings of the poor in the name of change It is a nightmare Your Eminence It is a shame

MENTOR AND AIDE. The late Manila Archbishop Jaime Cardinal Sin (right) served as the mentor of then Father Socrates Villegas (left), now archbishop of Lingayen-Dagupan and president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines. File photo from CBCP

Schedule: EDSA 31st anniversary rallies

Feb 23, 2017 - 4:30 PM

Aside from marking the 31st anniversary of the uprising that toppled dictator Ferdinand Marcos some protesters plan to speak out against extrajudicial killings and other abuses

PEOPLE POWER MONUMENT. Protesters of former President Ferdinand Marcos' burial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani gather at the People Power monument on November 18, 2016 . Rappler file photo

Robredo hopes for united EDSA anniversary celebration

Feb 22, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Aside from the government hosted event in Camp Aguinaldo there will also be protests organized by anti Marcos groups

UNITED. Vice President Leni Robredo hopes there would be one united event to commemorate the 31st anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution. Photo from the Office of the Vice President

Duterte to skip EDSA anniversary event in Camp Aguinaldo

Feb 22, 2017 - 5:56 PM

It is not yet clear if President Rodrigo Duterte will attend any event related to the 31st EDSA People Power Revolution anniversary

NOT ATTENDING. President Rodrigo Duterte is not scheduled to attend the Camp Aguinaldo event commemorating the EDSA People Power Revolution. Photo by Ace Morandante/Presidential Photo

Duterte supporters to hold rallies on EDSA anniversary

Feb 22, 2017 - 1:50 PM

The rallies are meant to prove that support for President Rodrigo Duterte is not waning despite criticism against his war on drugs and the revival of his links to murders in Davao City

DEFENDING THE PRESIDENT. Duterte supporters hold a press conference to announce plans for gatherings on February 25 to 26. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Anti-Marcos group: Quiet EDSA anniversary rites part of revisionism

Feb 22, 2017 - 12:45 PM

The BlockMarcos Movement accuses the Duterte administration of downplaying the struggles of those who fought the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos

Anti-Marcos protesters gather at the People Power Monument on February 22 to start a series of protests in commemoration of the 31st anniversary of the EDSA uprising. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Peace talks, De Lima, ASEAN | Evening wRap

Feb 21, 2017 - 8:56 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Margie de Leon

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

Robredo: No need to overhaul Constitution

Feb 21, 2017 - 3:10 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says lawmakers should just introduce amendments to some provisions of the Constitution

ONLY AMENDMENTS. Vice President Leni Robredo said there is no need to change the 1987 Constitution as a whole. Photo from the Office of the Vice President