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Supreme Court upholds hero's burial for Marcos

Aug 08, 2017 - 6:30 PM

In a 10 5 vote the Supreme Court denies the motions for reconsideration filed by groups opposing the burial of Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani

HERO'S BURIAL. Children of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos –€“ Ferdinand Jr and Imee –€“ and the late strongman's wife, Imelda, look on as their family patriarch is given a hero's burial on November 18, 2016. Screenshot from video posted by Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos

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

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

Marcos burial in textbooks? We'll include 'critical side' – Briones

Dec 14, 2016 - 5:10 PM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones says students will also learn why 5 Supreme Court justices voted against the hero s burial for Ferdinand Marcos

Photo from Marcos Presidential Center

Filipinos and the politics of acceptance

Dec 06, 2016 - 9:55 PM

What I have learned from history is that often Filipinos have been asked to accept the very tragedies which have defined us

Good riddance, 2016!

Dec 02, 2016 - 11:45 AM

6 reasons to look forward to the end of the year

Leila de Lima, Marcos burial, Brazilian football team | Evening wRap

Nov 29, 2016 - 9:34 PM

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WATCH: Millennials nag-vigil sa labas ng Libingan ng mga Bayani

Nov 29, 2016 - 9:12 PM

A group of young people hold vigil outside the Heroes Cemetery where former president Ferdinand Marcos is buried

SC to Palace, AFP, Marcoses: Explain in 10 days hasty Marcos burial

Nov 29, 2016 - 6:10 PM

The High Court also instructs them to respond to the motions for reconsideration filed by the petitioners

Photo from Office of the Army Chief Public Affairs

NHCP's Diokno resigns over Marcos burial

Nov 29, 2016 - 2:43 PM

4th UPDATE [The Marcos burial] denies our history erases the memory of lives lost and destroyed mocks the collective action we took to oust the dictator and denigrates the value of our struggle for freedom

DUTY. NHCP chairperson Maria Serena Diokno says there may have been failures too on the part of those who lived through martial law, to share their experiences.

Will Marcos burial protests affect talks with NDF?

Nov 26, 2016 - 5:36 PM

The chief government negotiator in talks with communist rebels says the burial would have minimal impact on the peace process with communist guerrillas

PEACE TALKS. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III (right) believes the hero's burial for dictator Ferdinand Marcos won't hamper peace negotiations with the National Democratic Front. File photo courtesy of OPAPP

IN PHOTOS: Anti-Marcos rallies outside Metro Manila

Nov 26, 2016 - 3:21 PM

UPDATED Protests against the burial of former president Ferdinand Marcos at the Heroes Cemetery take place all over the country and even outside the country

TACLOBAN. Protests in the city most devasted by supertyphoon Haiyan. Photo by Jazmin Bonifacio/Rappler

UP Oblation Run hits Marcos burial at Heroes' Cemetery

Nov 25, 2016 - 7:52 PM

This year s UP Diliman Oblation Run condemns the burial of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Heroes Cemetery and calls for justice for Martial Law victims

ALL OUT. Members of the Alpha Phi Omega fraternity hold an Oblation Run at the Palma Hall in UP Quezon City, against the burial of the late President Ferdinand Marcos on Friday, Nov 26. Photo by: JOEL LIPORADA

Dela Rosa: Why sanction PNP over Marcos burial?

Nov 24, 2016 - 10:15 PM

PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa reiterates the police force had nothing to do with the preparations for the Marcos burial and only secured the Heroes Cemetery to prevent untoward incidents

PNP IN MARCOS BURIAL? PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa and his third-in-command, Benjamin Magalong at the House of Representatives. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

'SC ruling on Marcos burial based on illegal DND order'

Nov 23, 2016 - 7:49 AM

A defense department order on the Marcos burial was not filed with the Office of the National Administrative Register says Representative Edcel Lagman

NO GIVING UP. Marcos critics build up case against  his burial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. Photo from Marcos Presidential Center

#ThankYouStScho: 'Please do not underestimate the youth'

Nov 22, 2016 - 10:00 PM

Students of St Scholastica s College get criticized for joining the outcry against the Marcos burial but they assert that they must continue fighting for what they believe in

Labor groups vs burial: Marcos started contractualization

Nov 22, 2016 - 4:06 PM

The plight of the labor sector started during Marcos time says labor group All Workers Unity at a rally protesting the burial of former president Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani

NOT A HERO. Various labor groups stage a protest rally against the unannounced burial of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani at Mendiola in Manila on Tuesday, November 22, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Schedule: November 30 rallies vs Marcos

Nov 22, 2016 - 3:13 PM

UPDATED The main rally will be held at the People Power Monument along EDSA from 4 pm to midnight with simultaneous mobilizations in key cities across the country and abroad People attending are asked to wear black

POST-BURIAL. Marcos burial protesters gather at People Power Monument and encourage motorists join their noise barrage on November 18, 2016.

Marcos burial, ERC officials, Leila de Lima | Evening wRap

Nov 21, 2016 - 10:32 PM

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Duterte on Marcos burial: I knew nothing

Nov 21, 2016 - 8:05 PM

In all honesty I m telling you: wala akong alam says President Rodrigo Duterte about the burial of Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani

NO IDEA. President Duterte gives a press conference in Lima, Peru on November 21, 2016. Photo from PPD

Makati Business Club denounces Marcos burial

Nov 21, 2016 - 5:50 PM

This event will make it difficult to impart the right lessons to future generations regarding a dark period in our history says one of the country s largest business groups

COMPLIED. The Armed Forces of the Philippines succeeds in giving the Marcos family a peaceful ceremony away from protesters. Photo from Marcos Presidential Center

'Nothing illegal' with Marcos burial – supermajority lawmakers

Nov 21, 2016 - 4:20 PM

Deputy Speaker Eric Singson doubts the remains of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos would be exhumed saying Filipinos regard burials as sacred

BURIAL IS OK. Deputy Speaker Eric Singson, DIWA Representative Em Aglipay-Villar, and Deputy Speaker Fredenil Castro grant a press conference on November 21. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

FVR: Marcos burial an 'insult' to AFP, PNP

Nov 21, 2016 - 3:58 PM

The former president also chides Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos for claiming she was too young to remember Martial Law Was she a little baby? Of course not

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Dela Rosa brushes off criticism over secret Marcos burial

Nov 21, 2016 - 1:15 PM

The PNP chief tells his cops to smile wave and be happy when dealing with anti Marcos protests

MARCOS BURIAL. Police guard the area surrounding the Libingan ng mga Bayani during the surprise burial of the late president. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

SC urged to cite Marcos family, military in contempt

Nov 21, 2016 - 11:55 AM

UPDATED Petitioners ask the Supreme Court to compel the respondents to return all the public funds used for the burial of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani

DAR chief Mariano: Marcos family will not escape indignation

Nov 20, 2016 - 4:53 PM

Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano joins other Duterte Cabinet members from the Left to protest the burial of former president Ferdinand Marcos

#MarcosBurial: 'Sorry I'm not sorry'

Nov 20, 2016 - 1:27 PM

A young woman s open letter to the victims of Martial Law and those who support former president Ferdinand Marcos

LOOK: Marcos burial photos past and present

Nov 20, 2016 - 9:30 AM

Compare and spot the differences between pictures past and present as controversy continues to surround the former dictator even in death

Photo from Marcos Presidential Center

CPP urges Duterte on Marcos burial: 'Reverse this historical wrong'

Nov 20, 2016 - 7:43 AM

The Communist Party of the Philippines has strong words against the Duterte government for honoring Marcos as a hero with full military honors in a funeral carried out surreptitiously

HERO? A protester holds a placard that read' Marcos never was a hero' during a protest at the People Power Monument on November 18, 2016. Photo by Martin San Diego

Who's who: Marcos' neighbors at the Heroes' Cemetery

Nov 19, 2016 - 9:30 PM

The late dictator is the 4th Philippine president to be buried at the Heroes Cemetery

All photos from the Flickr account of the Presidential Museum and Library

Anti-Marcos groups prepare for November 25 grand rally

Nov 19, 2016 - 3:13 PM

Carmma is pushing to broaden the front because we think that the issue is shared by many sectors [and] institutions says anti Marcos group spokesperson Bonifacio Ilagan

NOT A HERO. Protesters against former President Marcos' burial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Behind the scenes: 12 hours to prepare for Marcos burial

Nov 19, 2016 - 10:26 AM

The military claims they were told only at 5 pm Thursday November 17 about the Marcos family s wish to bury their patriarch at 12 noon the following day November 18

Photo from Marcos Presidential Center

Post-Marcos burial rage: Rallies to go on until Nov 30

Nov 18, 2016 - 9:45 PM

4th UPDATE Rally organizers call for anti Marcos mobilizations to continue as well in key cities across the country

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

Students told after Marcos burial: 'Bigger lessons outside classroom'

Nov 18, 2016 - 9:29 PM

I m suspending your class today There are bigger lessons to be learned outside the classroom now a teacher tells students after the dictator was buried a hero

STUDENTS PROTEST. Ateneo de Manila University president Fr Jose Ramon Villarin speaks to students during a rally outside their school to protest the hero's burial for dictator Ferdinand Marcos. Photo courtesy of Cheska Dosayla

IN PHOTOS: Marcos family lays ex-president to rest

Nov 18, 2016 - 8:45 PM

Inside the Libingan ng mga Bayani Heroes Cemetery on November 18 2016 during the burial of former President Ferdinand Marcos

Top military generals absent at Marcos burial

Nov 18, 2016 - 7:03 PM

The most senior general present is the Armed Forces vice chief of staff

PAF chopper flew Marcos from Ilocos to Libingan

Nov 18, 2016 - 5:03 PM

UPDATED Brigadier General Restituto Padilla says the Marcoses will be charged P1 2 million for the use of the Bell 412 choppers that were recently purchased brand new from Canada

INTERMENT. Former president Ferdinand Marcos is interred at the Libingan ng mga Bayani on November 18, 2016. Photo from Office of the Army Chief Public Affairs

Marcos supporters, critics face off after hero's burial

Nov 18, 2016 - 4:28 PM

A loyalist hails the Marcoses for keeping the late strongman s burial a secret as it prevented more anti Marcos groups from mobilizing outside the Libingan ng mga Bayani

NO TO BURIAL. Young anti-Marcos supporters protest outside the Libingan ng mga Bayani after the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos' burial there. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Duterte on Marcos burial: Let history judge, I followed law

Nov 18, 2016 - 4:03 PM

UPDATED I was just being legalistic about it President Marcos was a president for so long says Duterte saying the allegations about the former dictator were not enough to change his mind

PROMISE FULFILLED. President Duterte gives a speech before departing for Lima, Peru on November 17, 2016. Photo by Ace Morandante/Presidential Photo

Marcos a thief till the end, say senators

Nov 18, 2016 - 3:31 PM

Like what Marcos did for 21 years he caught us off guard like a thief in the night His burial is anything but noble Even in death he is a thief says Senate President Pro Tempore Franklin Drilon

Photo from Office of the Army Chief Public Affairs

Marcoses: 'We prayed, dreamed for 3 decades to see this day'

Nov 18, 2016 - 2:56 PM

Sa wakas napatupad sa araw na ito ang huling habilin ng aking minamahal na ama ang ating Pangulong Ferdinand Edralin Marcos: na maihimlay kasama ng kanyang mga kapwa sundalo says Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos

HERO'S BURIAL. Members of the Marcos family pay their final respects to the family patriarch at the Libingan ng mga Bayani on November 18, 2016. Photo from Marcos Presidential Center

LIVE: Burial of Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani

Nov 18, 2016 - 2:41 PM

Updates photos videos fast facts analyses on the burial of the dictator Ferdinand Marcos at Heroes Cemetery

Marcos burial: Dela Rosa informed of plan Thursday

Nov 18, 2016 - 2:32 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte must have known about it too says PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa

SURPRISED. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa says he was as surprised as the public with the sudden burial of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the heroes' cemetery. File photo

Petitioners on stealth burial: We won't take this sitting down

Nov 18, 2016 - 1:55 PM

3rd UPDATE One group of petitioners will still file a motion for reconsideration with the Supreme Court while another will file a motion for contempt against the government and the Marcos family

CLASSIC MARCOS. Groups opposed to a hero's burial for former President Ferdinand Marcos (gathered outside the Supreme Court in this November 8, 2016, photo) say the hasty burial on November 18 was a slap on the face of Martial Law victims

Defense chief on Marcos burial: 'I do not know'

Nov 18, 2016 - 1:49 PM

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says all he knew was that the Marcoses wanted to bury the late strongman not later than December 1

NOT INFORMED. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says he was not informed of the exact date of the planned burial of former President Ferdinand Marcos. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

'Naisahan na naman': Netizens stunned by #MarcosBurial

Nov 18, 2016 - 1:05 PM

Social media erupts with reactions to the MarcosBurial the schedule of which was kept secret

Robredo on Marcos: 'Hidden wealth, hidden abuses, hidden burial'

Nov 18, 2016 - 12:41 PM

This is nothing new to the Marcoses complete disrespect for the rule of law says Vice President Leni Robredo

Vice President Leni Robredo during press conference at the former Boracay Mansion on Tuesday. Robredo said she is not in favor of the former President Ferdinand Marco burial at the Libing ng mga Bayani. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Palace spokesperson: We didn't know about Marcos burial

Nov 18, 2016 - 12:28 PM

With President Duterte Communications Secretary Andanar and Presidential Spokesman Abella abroad Palace spokesmen could not give media information about the burial

CONTROVERSIAL BURIAL. UP Manila students protest the burial of former President Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Marcos family arranged for a private burial

Nov 18, 2016 - 12:14 PM

UPDATED A military general privy to the burial preparations says the Marcos family requested that the burial be held in confidentiality

INTERMENT. At the Libingan ng mga Bayani. Photo by LeAnne Jazul

New textbooks to include SC ruling on Marcos burial – DepEd

Nov 15, 2016 - 8:00 AM

The textbooks however will not dictate on school children whether Marcos is a hero the education department says Let s give them facts [so they] can make a judgment