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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

[OPINION] My year that was

Jan 01, 2018 - 11:45 AM

I, who have lived in and loved this country for so long, have become heart broken. 2017. A very bad year. And yet 2017 has been the best of times.

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

A year after Marcos burial, minority senators honor protesters as 'true heroes'

Nov 18, 2017 - 3:59 PM

'On this day, let us choose to remember not the burial but the people who rose to the call: protesters who showed a strong sense of hope, pride, and solidarity,' say minority senators a year after dictator Ferdinand Marcos was given a hero's burial

NOT A HERO. Mostly victims during the martial law, protesters oppose the burial of the late President Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

'Geriatrics' in gov't can learn from TIME teen influencer Shibby de Guzman

Nov 04, 2017 - 10:30 PM

'Shibby has shown us that we don’t have to have hundreds of thousands of followers...to be recognized in the world – distinction follows where we choose to be decent and conscientious human beings,' says Senator Leila de Lima

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

Jose Calida's many hats for friend Rody

Jun 26, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Calling himself the tribune of the people Solicitor General Jose Calida has visited a drug lord in jail and faced the Supreme Court – all to bring down a Duterte critic

Midas Marquez: Marcos burial sound, no need to convene Congress on ML

Jun 19, 2017 - 12:14 PM

Court Administrator Midas Marquez is applying to be the next associate justice of the High Tribunal

APPLICANT FOR SC JUSTICE. Midas Marquez is back in the public eye as he applies for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court (SC) in public interviews conducted by the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) on June 19, 2017. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

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

The essence of EDSA: Change begins with us

Feb 25, 2017 - 8:00 AM

We don t need false prophets of change who claim that they are the people s last hope The change that we so desire begins with us

Photo by Leni Robredo Media Bureau

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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War on drugs, Marcos revival hurting talks – NDF

Jan 20, 2017 - 7:48 AM

Negotiators of the government and the communist National Democratic Front of the Philippines are in Rome for the 3rd round of talks

3RD ROUND. Negotiators of the government and the communist National Democratic Front are back in the negotiating table to end Asia's longest-running communist insurgency. Photo from OPAPP

Robredo on Cabinet: 'Hindi ko ipagsisiksikan ang sarili ko'

Jan 03, 2017 - 8:12 PM

Iyong Cabinet post kasi position of confidence iyon Kailangang buo ang tiwala sa akin ng Pangulo Vice President Leni Robredo says

Vice President Leni Robredo reiterated that she did not join any rally calling for President Rodrigo Duterte's ouster. File photo courtesy of the Office of the Vice President

[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

Robredo: I never joined a rally calling for Duterte ouster

Dec 30, 2016 - 6:05 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo tells President Rodrigo Duterte to stop imagining plots against him

File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

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

2016 on X: From political to personal

Dec 22, 2016 - 7:55 PM

From the elections and the Marcos burial to various advocacies and campaigns the X community saw an increase in civic participation from netizens

2016: The year the Marcoses had it so good

Dec 14, 2016 - 9:41 PM

How the Marcos family has come full circle 3 decades after being ousted from Malacañang

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

Marcos burial a major issue in peace talks – Jalandoni

Dec 10, 2016 - 7:41 PM

The National Democratic Front says the hero s burial for dictator Ferdinand Marcos and the release of political prisoners will be the top issues it will discuss with the government panel in January

WATCH: Left's 1st effigy under Duterte depicts fascist monster

Dec 10, 2016 - 5:53 PM

The effigy depicts the resurrection and rehabilitation of the Marcoses and concerns over the rise in extrajudicial killings Karapatan says

HUMAN RIGHTS DAY. On December 10, 2016, a child looks at a pile of 'dead bodies' that forms part of an effigy depicting the culture of impunity in the Philippines and the authoritarian tendencies of President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo by Voltaire Tupaz/Rappler

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

Robredo: I don't have political skill to oust Duterte

Dec 06, 2016 - 5:25 PM

Robredo also noted that while she issued statements against the Marcos burial she did not attend rallies out of respect for Duterte as his housing czar

Philippines' Vice-President Leni Robredo gestures during a press conference in Manila on December 5, 2016.  Robredo vowed on December 5 to spearhead national opposition against extrajudicial killings and other flashpoint issues surrounding firebrand leader Rodrigo Duterte's controversial anti-crime crackdown. / AFP PHOTO / Noel CELIS

Evasco: Duterte demanded respect from Robredo

Dec 06, 2016 - 10:25 AM

UPDATED If you are a member of the Cabinet you should respect the presiding officer who happens to be the President says Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Jun Evasco Jr

PLOT VS LENI? Vice President Leni Robredo attends a security briefing in Malacañang. Photo by Leni Robredo Media Bureau

Robredo: Opposition to Marcos burial possibly the clincher

Dec 05, 2016 - 11:30 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says her biggest difference with President Rodrigo Duterte is her stand on the hero s burial for the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos

Philippines' Vice-President Leni Robredo gestures during a press conference in Manila on December 5, 2016.  Robredo vowed on December 5 to spearhead national opposition against extrajudicial killings and other flashpoint issues surrounding firebrand leader Rodrigo Duterte's controversial anti-crime crackdown. / AFP PHOTO / Noel CELIS

LIST: Where Duterte and Robredo part ways

Dec 05, 2016 - 1:02 PM

The country s two leaders don t see eye to eye on fundamental issues – from human rights to foreign policy

REMEMBERING YOLANDA. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is joined by Vice-President and Leni Robredo in commemorating the 3rd year anniversary of Supertyphoon Yolanda. Photo by Karl Alonzo/Presidential Photo

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

WATCH: Giant UP lantern shines, and it has a political message

Dec 03, 2016 - 1:08 AM

The giant lantern highlights the historical role of the university in protest movements even as it celebrates the College of Music s centennial with the theme Himig ng Diliman Hymn of Diliman

Good riddance, 2016!

Dec 02, 2016 - 11:45 AM

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Stories from the sidelines: Street vendors on the Marcos burial

Dec 01, 2016 - 3:18 PM

What do the people selling candies cigarettes and water to protesters think about Ferdinand Marcos burial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani?

SIDEWALK STORIES. Vendor Alicia Palomos thinks the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos should not have been buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

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Dec 01, 2016 - 1:25 PM

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Thousands affirm support for Duterte in Bacolod amid EDSA rally

Dec 01, 2016 - 1:22 PM

Members of the Kilusang Pagbabago in Negros Island Region troop to the public plaza on November 30 to rally support for the Duterte administration s bid for real change

Negrenses reaffirm their support to President Rodrigo Duterte during a rally at the Bacolod public plaza, Wednesday/Glazyl Y. Masculino

'One big fight': Ateneo, La Salle, UP unite vs Marcos burial

Dec 01, 2016 - 11:11 AM

Leaders of the top 3 Philippine universities share the stage at the November 30 rally and urge the youth to be relentless in their fight against deceit propaganda and human rights abuses

'ONE BIG FIGHT.' The heads of the University of the Philippines, Ateneo de Manila University, and De La Salle University address the crowd at the People POwer Monument on November 30, 2016. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

Diokno: Next anti-Marcos campaign is to educate the youth

Dec 01, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Teaching the youth about Martial Law is the way to move forward from the rallies says former NHCP Chairperson Maria Serena Diokno and other educators

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Dec 01, 2016 - 12:08 AM

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WATCH: Millennials lead November 30 anti-Marcos burial rally in EDSA

Nov 30, 2016 - 11:57 PM

Carrying signs of the times millennials bring protest signposts bearing witty slogans

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

Protesters to Duterte, Marcoses: ‘This is what democracy looks like’

Nov 30, 2016 - 9:53 PM

UPDATED An estimated crowd of 15 000 largely composed of millennials gather on EDSA on November 30 to hold President Rodrigo Duterte accountable for giving dictator Ferdinand Marcos a hero s burial

Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

'Negros Occidental won't allow' Marcoses' return to power

Nov 30, 2016 - 7:44 PM

La Sallians in Bacolod City stage the rally in honor of Martial Law victims: It’s our vow not to forget them it’s our vow never again that this situation will be happening in our time

MILLENNIALS OF LA SALLE. Students of the University of St La Salle, with their faculty members express indignation over the hero’s burial of dictator Ferdinand Marcos. They march from Lacson Street to the Bacolod Public Plaza on November 30, 2016. Photo by Marchel P. Espina/Rappler

Ateneo stages anti-Marcos protest during UAAP Final Four halftime

Nov 30, 2016 - 7:11 PM

Members of the Blue Babble Battalion incorporate a Marcos burial protest into their halftime performance taking off their jackets to reveal black shirts that spell Not A Hero

HALFTIME PROTEST. The Ateneo Blue Babble Battalion spell out 'Not A Hero' during their halftime performance in the UAAP Final Four. Photo by Rebekah Reyes on Twitter/@rebekahreyes

Students in anti-Marcos burial protest: 'We will never forget'

Nov 30, 2016 - 6:42 PM

We should be at the forefront of engaging our government and ensuring that martial law will never happen again

MILLENNIAL MINDSET. DLSU student leader Reigner (center) says millennials have to educate their peers on the country's right history. Photo by David Lozada/ Rappler

Albay youth: Why was Marcos buried despite pending appeal?

Nov 30, 2016 - 6:30 PM

We are calling on the people to join our cause This is without political color Our aim is to attain justice for the victims of Marcos regime says a youth leader who marched to Pinaglabanan Monument in downtown Legazpi City

Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

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