Rappler's latest stories on Ferdinand Marcos
'If the aftermath of EDSA did not lead to ample social changes, this is not a blot on EDSA'
(UPDATED) On the 34th anniversary of the historic event, Vice President Leni Robredo urges Filipinos to protect and preserve the memory of the EDSA People Power Revolution amid attempts by some quarters to 'erase it for their personal agenda'
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The Philippine National Police cites Presidential Decree 90, which was repealed 34 years ago
'Kung may kailangang baguhin, kailangan siguraduhin na ma-inculcate sa bawat mamamayang Pilipino kung ano iyong kasamaan na dinala sa atin ng diktadurya,' says Vice President Leni Robredo
(UPDATED) Citing the tactics of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, President Rodrigo Duterte warns he would incarcerate the water concessionaires executives if they bring the issue to court. Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo clarified that legal processes will still be followed.
But Britain's protection was ultimately not needed after the deposed dictator Ferdinand Marcos, Corazon Aquino's rival in the 1986 snap presidential elections, steps down
The significance of Cory’s book cannot be overemphasized. Her stature alone lends it the poundage of truth needed to crush the creeping conspiracy to not only distort, but flat-out falsify the history of the period to rehabilitate its villains.
When nostalgia offers an illusion of a 'golden' past, we must be critical when politicians use it to promise a better future
Many Filipinos point a finger at Ilocanos for supporting a dictator who plundered the country. However, they are not the only ones who are accountable – politicians are, too.
Being Ilocano and criticizing the Marcoses are not contradictory
(UPDATED) The Sandiganbayan limits its forfeitures to telecom company shares illegally acquired, and dismisses government claims against other assets of Juan Ponce Enrile and the Marcoses
President Duterte may have been prodigious at making a mess, and far from done with it, but his is only the latest in a rarely broken run of messy Philippine leaderships
He was elected as the one-trick pony the nation needed – only to prove himself not even slightly worthy of the trick on which he sold himself
The Philippine government submits heaps of bank documents and affidavits from bank executives to link the Marcoses to Fe and Ignacio Gimenez, but the Sandiganbayan dismisses the case as most of the evidence are mere photocopies
Despite the current state of Metro Manila’s mass transport system, several other presidents after Marcos developed projects that are used by Filipinos today
The more I read Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo's statements, the more they come off as insults to the victims and survivors of Martial Law. Panelo justifies both the butcher and his knife.
'I get so tired listening to $1 million here, $1 million there, it's so petty.' Do you remember saying this?
The signatures in the letter do not match those in government records
Marcos' Martial Law is not only a story of how the oppressors oppressed. It is also the story of how the oppressed resisted.
Our generation of activists now bellow in the streets, 'Marcos-Duterte, walang pinagkaiba!' Indeed, these twin fascists had never differed.
In my grandfather’s house, the name Marcos and the idea of martial law was like a pill that could cure a malignant disease. But the pill is so bitter, and even unfit for human consumption.
As we sang our graduation song, we became misty-eyed at the thought of our inevitable separation...of the beginning of a new phase in our lives under the New Society, the euphemism given to Martial Law
Was the Philippines under Martial Law as peaceful as Marcos apologists make it out to be?
(UPDATED) On the 47th anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law, various groups urge Filipinos to take a stand amid human rights violations under President Rodrigo Duterte
The failure of historians to write a thorough historical study of the Marcos years has opened the floodgates of misinformation and inaccurate narratives from both sides of the debate, says history professor Filomeno Aguilar Jr
The oldest operating airport in Asia officially opened in Bangkok in 1914
The Marcoses not only ransacked the economy, they also flaunted their loot to the world
Former Ilocos Norte congressman Rudy Fariñas, the family patriarch who once clashed with the dictator's daughter Imee, had also authored the same bill in the previous 17th Congress
Official data shows the peso-dollar exchange rate was already at P3 in 1965, and it further depreciated throughout Marcos’ term
The anti-subversion law was the dictator Ferdinand Marcos' tool of choice in strangling the opposition and crushing legitimate dissent. Groups fear its planned revival under President Rodrigo Duterte will lead to the same – or even worse.
'This is not the authoritarian martial law which is of the Marcos period where when someone is arrested and not heard of, and then suddenly he's dead,' says DILG Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya
The civil suit involves 3 cases of allegedly using dummies and government corporations to enrich the Marcoses
The Cory Aquino administration decided not to open the $2.3-billion project due to safety and corruption concerns. A court ruling in 2012 also ordered the project broker to return $50 million in ill-gotten wealth.
'Hanggang ngayon wala pa kaming katarungan,' says Helena Jimenez, whose husband disappeared following his arrest on August 17, 1985
Renowned human rights lawyer Robert Swift has worked on getting compensation for Martial Law victims for more than 3 decades
The missing paintings have 'a lot of value' that can be used to compensate victims of Martial Law, says human rights lawyer Robert Swift
The Supreme Court also clears Philippine National Bank branch managers as well as officers of the Tolong Sugar Milling Company Incorporated
Data from the Philippine Statistics Authority show that the number of overseas Filipino workers rose even before 1986
Communist rebels claimed responsibility for bombing the statue in 2002
The senator-elect says she will focus on poverty alleviation in the Senate
PDP-Laban was founded to fight the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos' Martial Law. Decades later, Marcos' daughter Imee is an ally of the party.
An Ateneo professor and a student leader respond to Tony La Viña's piece published in Rappler, saying that his concern about the university's decision on the Irene Marcos controversy is, among others, oversimplistic
Except for the summary of expenditures for the Ramos administration, the rest of the figures cannot be attributed to the NSO
The World Bank provided dictator Ferdinand Marcos a curtain of international legitimacy behind which he and his cronies plundered the public till
We need to remember why Filipinos both in the Philippines and abroad rallied against a dictator
There is only an estimated 206,132 to 209,483 US tons of gold mined worldwide throughout history
'Ipinagtatanggol ko lamang po 'yong mga legal na pamamaraan. Para hindi siya madaya no'ng isang taong hindi marunong tumanggap ng pagkatalo,' says Romulo Macalintal, the lead legal counsel of Vice President Leni Robredo