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De Lima slams Marcos on 2nd anniversary of hero's burial

Nov 18, 2018 - 11:30 AM

The conviction of Imelda Marcos is a clear statement that dictator Ferdinand Marcos is not a hero, says detained Senator Leila de Lima

DE LIMA. Opposition senator Leila de Lima has been detained for almost two years for charges of conspiracy to commit illegal drug trade. Photo by Darren Langit/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

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.

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

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.

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

Nov 29, 2016 - 9:34 PM

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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.

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

IN PHOTOS: Protest vs ‘shadows of Martial Law’ in Duterte rule

Nov 24, 2016 - 1:39 PM

From extrajudicial killings to reimposition of death penalty the Duterte administration is moving toward establishing a more repressive state protesters say

CREEPINGS OF MARTIAL LAW. Protesters gather at the People Power Monument on November 23, 2016 to rally against the Duterte administration's pronouncements that seem to mimic the repression under Martial Law.

The new revolutionaries

Nov 23, 2016 - 10:43 AM

In the aftermath of Ferdinand Marcos surprise burial the old battlecry of martial law activists is resurrected as victims and human rights leaders speak against historical revisionism

Photo by Carlo Gabuco

Schedule: November 25 rallies vs Marcos

Nov 22, 2016 - 7:52 PM

UPDATED The rally is organized by the Campaign Against the Return of the Marcoses in Malacañang together with youth and student organizations

No insults, please? Anti-Marcos group says elevate online discussion

Nov 21, 2016 - 11:56 PM

Block Marcos a group that organizes protest rallies calls on pro Marcos groups to refrain from insults and abusive language on social media

Robredo: Have faith SC will be fair in Marcos election protest

Nov 21, 2016 - 5:45 PM

Speculations about the Supreme Court favoring Bongbong Marcos in the election case intensifies after it ruled to allow a hero s burial for former President Ferdinand Marcos

FAITH. Vice President Leni Robredo expresses hope that the Supreme Court will be fair in its ruling on the electoral case filed against her by former Senator Bongbong Marcos. Photo by Office of the President

'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

WATCH: Full-length video of Marcos burial

Nov 21, 2016 - 9:13 AM

Watch the full length video of the burial of Ferdinand Marcos 30 years after he fled the Philippines follwing a people power revolt

‘Replica’ left in mausoleum on day of Marcos burial

Nov 20, 2016 - 11:00 AM

But I bet on my life that it’s really the actual body [that was buried] says a source involved in the burial preparations for ex President Ferdinand Marcos

DICTATOR'S REMAINS. This file photo dated September 11, 2006, shows the body of dictator Ferdinand Marcos lying preserved in a refrigerated glass crypt in Batac, Ilocos Norte. Photo by Jay Directo/AFP

Young Moro professionals 'decry' Marcos burial at Libingan

Nov 20, 2016 - 10:33 AM

That he was buried in an attempt to force our people to move on and to forget is inconsolable and unforgivable says the Young Moro Professionals Network

THE GRAVE. An eternal flame is lit at the grave of the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

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

A mortal miscalculation

Nov 19, 2016 - 7:57 PM

If protests happen in size and fervor comparable with Friday’s Duterte and the Marcoses may have a fight on their hands

PROTEST. Mostly university students converge at the People Power monument on EDSA, evening of November 18. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Marcos burial: 'We hold Duterte admin responsible'

Nov 18, 2016 - 5:57 PM

UPDATED Leftist groups condemn the secret burial of dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani

PROTESTING MARCOS BURIAL Protestors gather in front of the Philippine General Hospital in Manila to protest against the burial of dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani on November 18, 2016. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

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

Stars speak out after Marcos burial at Libingan

Nov 18, 2016 - 3:54 PM

Jim Paredes Bianca Gonzalez Enchong Dee and Antoinette Jadaone express their dismay over the surprise announcement of the late president s burial

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 captured in 'same-day edit' video

Nov 18, 2016 - 2:37 PM

The late dictator s daughter Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos posts the video with the hashtag SalamatAPO

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. Screen grab from Marcos video

TIMELINE: The Marcos burial controversy

Nov 18, 2016 - 1:53 PM

3rd UPDATE Ferdinand Marcos is interred at the Libingan ng mga Bayani on November 18 after the Supreme Court on November 8 gives the go signal

Robin Padilla backs Marcos burial, says Mariel is pro-Trump

Nov 17, 2016 - 9:02 PM

I love Marcos I love Ninoy I love Marcos says Robin Dahil para sa akin wala akong political color Hindi ako KBL hindi ako Laban

Photo by Vernise L. Tantuco/Rappler

After Marcos burial decision: Heroes’ cemeteries per region?

Nov 16, 2016 - 8:00 AM

AKO Bicol Representative Rodel Batocabe argues that a person regarded as a hero by one region may not be recognized by other regions Case in point former president Marcos

REGIONAL HEROES' CEMETERIES. A legislator suggests creating a Libingan ng mga Bayani per region as dispute continues whether or not former President Ferdinand Marcos deserves to be buried at the national shrine for heroes. Graphic by Raffy de Guzman/Rappler

Leila de Lima, Pacquiao and Duterte, Martin Andanar | 6PM wRap

Nov 15, 2016 - 8:10 PM

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Lagman: Andanar is an 'incorrigible brat'

Nov 15, 2016 - 2:26 PM

Communications Secretary Martin Andanar does not understand that the Marcos burial will only reopen the wounds of oppression says Congressman Edcel Lagman

"INCORRIGIBLE BRAT." Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman says Palace Communications Secretary Martin Andanar does not understand history. Photo of Andanar by Albert Alcain/PPD, photo of Lagman by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Marcos burial, William Brownfield, Donald Trump | 12PM wRap

Nov 15, 2016 - 2:04 PM

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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

Human rights abuses under Martial Law? Ask Ramos – Imee Marcos

Nov 15, 2016 - 12:09 AM

Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos points out that Fidel Ramos headed the Philippine Constabulary which conducted arrests and other abuses during Martial Law

'ASK HIM.' Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos (right) tells her father's critics to direct their questions to former President Fidel Ramos (left). File photos by Rappler

Bongbong, Imee: How about a heroes' cemetery in Laoag?

Nov 14, 2016 - 4:11 PM

Take the moral high ground and don t bury former dictator Ferdinand Marcos in Libingan says AKO Bicol Representative Rodel Batocabe

JUST A SUGGESTION. AKO Bicol Representative Rodel Batocabe makes a suggestion to the Marcos family. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Pimentel to Andanar: 'Review your history' on Martial Law

Nov 14, 2016 - 3:30 PM

Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III defends anti Marcos protesters after Communications Secretary Martin Andanar calls them temperamental brats

Only mass civil disobedience can block Marcos’ burial

Nov 14, 2016 - 12:09 PM

Parading his body down from Ilocos to Taguig burying him as a hero and rewriting the history books is also about resuscitating and re propagating a once dominant ideology: fascism

Martial law victims ask SC to defer Marcos' interment at LNMB

Nov 11, 2016 - 9:13 PM

The 7 page motion given by Ocampo says it was necessary for a status quo ante order to be in place so as not to render moot the motion for reconsideration of the November 8 decision of the court which they intend to file

PROTEST. Students from the state university lie on a street during a protest in front of the Supreme court in Manila on November 11, 2016, against the high court's decision allowing the burial of the late dictator Marcos at the heroes' cemetery. Photo by Ted Aljibe/ AFP

Mayor Espinosa, Richard Gomez, Donald Trump | 6PM wRap

Nov 10, 2016 - 10:12 PM

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Petitioners to SC: Advise Marcoses to put on hold preps for burial

Nov 10, 2016 - 6:04 PM

The petitioners explain they have yet to receive a full copy of the SC decision thus preventing them from filing their motion for reconsideration

APPEAL. A protester holds a sign protesting against the burial of the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Work resumes at Marcos gravesite in Heroes' Cemetery

Nov 10, 2016 - 4:05 PM

The Marcos family has yet to coordinate with the military for the date of the burial and other preparations

THE PLOT. File photo taken on November 1, 2016 shows dried leaves scattered all over the area allocated for Marcos' remains. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Imee Marcos wants ‘simple soldier’s burial’ for father

Nov 09, 2016 - 5:11 PM

AFP rules however indicate that burial privileges of a former president and commander in chief like Marcos are not the same as those of other soldiers at the Libingan ng mga Bayani

SIMPLE CEREMONY. A loyal supporter of former President Ferdinand Marcos holds a sign calling for his interment at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

The happiest birthday for Imee Marcos

Nov 09, 2016 - 10:00 AM

As the SC allowed a hero s burial for the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos his supporters give flowers to Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos as a birthday gift

THE BIRTHDAY GIRL. Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos flashes the V sign, a gesture made famous by her father and former President Ferdinand Marcos. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Marcos burial, Robredo, Park | 6PM wRap

Nov 08, 2016 - 8:42 PM

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'History lost its meaning': Petitioners react to SC ruling on Marcos burial

Nov 08, 2016 - 7:30 PM

4th UPDATE How can the Supreme Court vindicate a person that they have declared in many decisions as a dictator and as a human rights violator and as a plunderer? asks ex Bayan Muna representative Neri Colmenares

NO TO HERO'S BURIAL. Petitioner and Martial Law victim Neri Colmenares talks to reporters minutes after news broke that the SC junked the cases barring a hero's burial for the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos. Photo by Rappler

Supreme Court: Marcos was not pure evil

Nov 08, 2016 - 6:22 PM

UPDATED The justices ruled on the petitions opposing a hero s burial for Marcos by viewing and judging his totality as a person the SC decision says

Marcos burial: What did the dissenting SC justices say?

Nov 08, 2016 - 5:44 PM

UPDATED Four of the 5 Supreme Court justices who dissented from the majority decision issue separate dissenting opinions

SC verdict on Marcos burial: 'Not a surprise'

Nov 08, 2016 - 4:25 PM

Rappler editor at large Marites Vitug points out that 3 of the justices who voted against the Marcos burial have consistently dissented in some SC cases restoring old political figures

ORALS. The Supreme Court holds oral arguments on the burial of former president Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani on August 31, 2016. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Petitioners vs Marcos burial still expect close SC vote

Nov 07, 2016 - 3:05 PM

Getting 8 justices to vote to overturn President Duterte s order to have the late dictator buried in the heroes cemetery would be a miracle a petitioner says

LAST HURRAH. Groups and individuals mostly activists and victims of Martial Law gather at the Luneta on November 6, 2016 for a mass and concert calling for Supreme Court justices to rule against the burial of former president Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Aquino: Martial Law not just between my family, Marcoses

Nov 06, 2016 - 7:55 PM

Former president Benigno Aquino III joins a prayer rally and concert organized by those protesting a hero s burial for Ferdinand Marcos

Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler