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LOOK: Nation pays tribute to late National Artist Napoleon Abueva

Feb 24, 2018 - 5:57 PM

National Artist Napoleon Abueva is laid to rest at the Libingan ng mga Bayani

Filipinos slam Marcos a year after hero's burial

Nov 18, 2017 - 7:55 PM

The Philippines marks the first year since dictator Ferdinand Marcos was buried a hero upon the orders of President Rodrigo Duterte

'NO HERO'. Protesters slam the burial of Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

LOOK: Protesters bring shovels near Marcos grave

Nov 18, 2017 - 5:49 PM

'Unearth the dictator,' says an anti-Marcos group a year after the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos was given a hero's burial

HUKAYIN. Anti-Marcos group Block Marcos staged a protest in front of the Libingan ng mga Bayani on Saturday, November 18. Photo by Twitter user @nicadoom

Marcos not a hero, critics assert a year after hero's burial

Nov 18, 2017 - 4:40 PM

'Honors undeserved do not transform the undeserving,' says former solicitor general Florin Hilbay

LOYALISTS. Marcos loyalists with Ilocos Governor Imee Marcos gather in Manila on November 7, 2016. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Duterte, Estrada send flowers to Marcos' grave for Undas

Nov 01, 2017 - 3:58 PM

(UPDATED) The late strogman's children Imee, Bongbong, and Irene also offer flower wreaths at their father's tomb at the Libingan ng mga Bayani

UNDAS OFFERING. President Rodrigo Duterte sends a flower wreath at the tomb of ex-president Ferdinand Marcos. All photos from the Marcos Centennial Facebook page

Undas 2017: PH military remembers Marawi heroes

Oct 31, 2017 - 5:12 PM

'Captain Sandoval left behind a wife who was anxiously waiting for a long overdue vacation abroad with her husband. She will instead stand vigil at the cemetery.'

SPECIAL FORCES. Harold Mark Juan is a member of the Army Special Forces

Phlpost issues Ferdinand Marcos birth centennial stamps

Oct 27, 2017 - 9:36 PM

Netizens are outraged over a commemorative stamp showing a smiling Marcos with his signature and the words "Birth Centenary," which was issued to mark the centenary of his birth on September 11

COMMEMORATIVE. The Philipine Postal Corporation issued stamps in time for the centennial of the birth of the ousted dictator. Photo by AFP

Martial Law victims remembered on Marcos' 100th birth anniversary

Sep 11, 2017 - 4:50 PM

Protesters go to the Libingan ng mga Bayani as the family of Ferdinand Marcos celebrates the centenary of the birth of the deposed dictator

IN MEMORY. Activists holds photos of Martial Law martyrs as they protest the celebration of the late President Ferdinand Marcos' 100th birthday. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

Duterte not attending Marcos 100th birth anniv celebration

Sep 11, 2017 - 10:24 AM

The President did not even receive an invitation to the event according to a Malacañang source

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the 11th Founding Anniversary celebration of the Eastern Mindanao Command (EastMinCom) at the Naval Station Felix Apolinario in Panacan, Davao City on September 1, 2017, expresses his gratitude to the men and women of EastMinCom for combating communist insurgency and in actively supporting the campaign against illegal drugs.

IN PHOTOS: Activists ‘celebrate’ Marcos’ 100th birth anniversary

Sep 10, 2017 - 8:33 AM

September 11 is the 100th birth anniversary of the late President Ferdinand Marcos

Artist groups Molotov, RESBAK, The Temperamental Brats and KADAMAY hold Blow Out!, a mock birthday party for the 100th anniversary of Ferdinand Marcos’ birth on September 9, 2017 in Quezon City.

Anti-Marcos legislators invited to Marcos birth centennial

Sep 08, 2017 - 4:27 PM

Two lawmakers – one a former student activist during the Marcos era and the other the brother of a desaparecido — are invited to the late dictator s birth centennial celebration at the Libingan ng mga Bayani

MARCOS HEIRS. The family of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos invites decidedly anti-Marcos legislators to their patriarch's 100th birthday. File photo from Marcos video

Duterte confers honors on Marawi heroes

Aug 28, 2017 - 12:35 PM

Police and soldiers who were killed in action in the months long conflict in Marawi City are among the Order of Lapu Lapu Kalasag awardees

President Rodrigo Duterte pays tribute to fallen soldiers during the observance of the National Heroes Day at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers in Libingan ng mga Bayani in Taguig City on Monday. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

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

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

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

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

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Jan 20, 2017 - 12:28 PM

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[WATCH] 2016: Change is here

Dec 31, 2016 - 1:26 AM

From the 2016 Duterte election win the war on drugs the weaponization of the internet Trump’s victory and Manila’s shift from U S to China — it was a year that turned traditional politics upside down Watch Rappler s 2016 yearender

For his victory, Duterte says he owes Imee Marcos, 3 other governors

Dec 29, 2016 - 7:17 PM

The President also names Jose Zubiri and Abet Garcia as among the governors who helped him win

NO DUTERTE CONTRIBUTION. Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos says President Rodrigo Duterte was only joking when he said she gave money to his campaign. File photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

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.

Simbang Gabi kicks off with Anti-Marcos mass at EDSA monument

Dec 15, 2016 - 11:40 AM

The anticipated Simbang Gabi is a call to prayer and faith Let us all join hands in praying for our country ’ says the Coalition Against the Marcos Burial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani

SIMBANG GABI. Anti-Marcos protesters are set to hold a public mass on December 15, 9PM at the People Power Monument to culminate their series of protests since the burial of the former President Ferdinand Marcos at the Heroes' Cemetery.

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

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

Robredo to Marcos burial protesters: Speak with 'one voice'

Dec 10, 2016 - 10:07 AM

Vice President Leni Robredo however admits unifying the anti Marcos protesters will be difficult because of her political affiliation

UNITY. Vice President Leni Robredo wants to unify the dissenting voices against the Marcos burial issue. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

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

Making sense of the SC, Marcos burial, and the democratic process

Dec 04, 2016 - 8:00 AM

The correctness of the burial of President Marcos is now a matter to be decided through the democratic process

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

Good riddance, 2016!

Dec 02, 2016 - 11:45 AM

6 reasons to look forward to the end of the year

Duterte on Maute, Protesters hit Duterte, Obama on Michelle | Evening wRap

Dec 01, 2016 - 12:08 AM

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Eye-catching signs at the November 30 anti-Marcos rally

Nov 30, 2016 - 11:43 PM

Today s rally contributed its own fair share of eye catching signs protesting against the burial of former president Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani

Photo by Patty Pasion

De Lima files appeal vs Marcos burial before SC

Nov 30, 2016 - 6:09 PM

In a motion for reconsideration Senator Leila de Lima argues that dictator Ferdinand Marcos has been rendered the highest possible conviction ever

DUTERTE CRITIC. Senator Leila de Lima (C) gestures along with other Catholics as they offer prayers during a Mass for victims of extrajudicial killings, at a church in Manila on November 23, 2016. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Former UP student leaders: Make Duterte pay for Marcos burial

Nov 30, 2016 - 4:18 PM

We former student leaders of the UPD University Student Council express our strongest condemnation for the burial of the dictator in the resting place of heroes

UP Diliman students hold a protest rally at the Pama Hall on Friday, November 25, against the burial of the late President Ferdinand Marcos in the Libingan ng mga Bayani. Photo by Joel Liporda

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

Nov 30, 2016 - 1:46 PM

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Bishop: Join anti-Marcos rally out of compassion, not revenge

Nov 30, 2016 - 11:13 AM

Huwag tayong magsiraan Archbishop Socrates Villegas tells protesters joining the nationwide anti Marcos rally on November 30

'HUWAG MAGSIRAAN.' Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas reminds protesters to join anti-Marcos rallies out of compassion and not revenge. File photo courtesy of CBCP News

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.

Millennials lead anti-Marcos vigil at Libingan ng mga Bayani

Nov 29, 2016 - 10:48 PM

Millennials who met through social media stage a vigil on the eve of the November 30 protests against the hero s burial for late dictator Ferdinand Marcos

MILLENNIALS VS MARCOS. Millennials behind the group 'Block Marcos' spend some downtime at around 7 pm on November 29, 2016, before dozens of other participants arrive for their vigil outside the Libingan ng mga Bayani. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

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.

Petitioners urge SC to reverse ruling on Marcos burial

Nov 28, 2016 - 6:40 PM

Petitioner Edcel Lagman calls the burial of Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani a gross distortion a malevolent revision and a wanton derogation of Philippine history

'NOT A HERO.' Marcos burial protesters gather at the People Power Monument and encourage motorists to join their noise barrage on November 18. Photo by Rappler

Marcos at the Libingan: Fears of a resurgent authoritarian regime

Nov 27, 2016 - 10:00 AM

The seeming lack of commitment of the State to play by the rules and the absence of oversight functions to temper these transgressions resurrect the dormant fear of many Filipinos of the horrors of an authoritarian regime

Duterte: Don't let sentiment, compassion taint judgment

Nov 26, 2016 - 11:10 PM

Whether or not he became good or bad along the years that is not for me to decide President Rodrigo Duterte says of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos and his burial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani

NOT A HERO. President Rodrigo Duterte defends his decision to allow a Marcos burial at the heroes' cemetery, amid criticism from various sectors. Photo from Marcos Presidential Center

Kailangan ni Marcos ng dasal, hindi parangal – Archbishop Villegas

Nov 26, 2016 - 8:28 PM

Huwag sanang gamitin ng mga buhay ang bangkay ng yumao para sa kani kanilang pangarap at ambisyon

PRAYER RALLY. Nagsalita si Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas sa prayer rally sa Dagupan City noong Nobyembre 23, 2016. Photo mula sa Sabins Studio

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: Signs of the times at Luneta rally

Nov 26, 2016 - 12:45 PM

Yes I didn t experience Martial Law but I didn t have to because they fought for me says one of the placards during the November 25 rally

GRAND RALLY. Thousands of protesters gather at Luneta on Friday, November 25, to voice their opposition against the burial of former President Ferdinand Marcos at Libingan ng mga Bayani. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Archbishop Villegas to Marcoses: Ask forgiveness

Nov 26, 2016 - 7:54 AM

Lingayen Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas says in his message Return stolen inheritance Correct mistakes The mercy of God awaits all those who are humble and repentant

PRAYER RALLY. Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas urges the Marcoses to ask forgiveness for the sins of their patriarch, dictator Ferdinand Marcos. Photo courtesy of Sabins Studio

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

Bishop to Marcoses: Don't use a corpse for ambitions

Nov 25, 2016 - 7:32 PM

The late dictator Ferdinand Marcos needs prayers not honors says Lingayen Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas in a prayer rally in Dagupan City