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Rody's cube: Duterte's many faces burn on Martial Law anniversary

Sep 21, 2017 - 11:35 PM

The effigy depicts the 'different faces' of President Rodrigo Duterte whom the militant protesters now describe as an authoritarian leader in the mold of Marcos

MULTI-FACETED. An effigy showing the face of President Rodrigo Duterte called "Rudy's cube" was being burned at Mendiola on the 45th anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Through 'Ka Pepe,' Sereno reflects on human rights in PH

Sep 21, 2017 - 11:30 PM

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno raises the challenges confronting human rights today, as a monument of the late Jose 'Ka Pepe' Diokno is unveiled on the 45th anniversary of Martial Law

REMEMBERING KA PEPE. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, Vice President Leni Robredo, CHR Chairman Chito Gascon, and former president Benigno Aquino III lead the unveiling of the Jose Diokno monument inside the CHR compound. Photo courtesy of the Office of the Vice President

IN PHOTOS: PH stars remember the 45th anniversary of Martial Law

Sep 21, 2017 - 10:48 PM

Agot Isidro, Pen Medina, Saab Magalona, and more perform and participate in the protests to remember the declaration of Martial Law

Indigenous peoples march to ask Duterte to lift martial law in Mindanao

Sep 21, 2017 - 9:28 PM

Some 2,000 members of minority groups join the Mendiola rally on September 21, telling stories of how government troops have attacked their schools and communities

Pro-Duterte, anti-Martial Law groups engage in chant battle on Mendiola

Sep 21, 2017 - 8:42 PM

Former congressman Teddy Casiño says it's 'a big joke' that President Duterte declares September 21 a day of protest: 'He is the subject of the protest'

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Sep 21, 2017 - 7:50 PM

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Martial law will be lifted after clearing operations in Marawi – Duterte

Sep 21, 2017 - 7:50 PM

'It will be lifted anytime after (clean up operations),' says Duterte on Thursday afternoon, September 21. Duterte, however, did not give a timeline.

DUTERTE. President Rodrigo Duterte along with top military officials visits Camp Ranao, Headquarters of the 103rd Brigade on Marawi city on Thursday, Sept. 21,2017. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

On 'dilawan' tag, Aquino says listen to message before looking at color

Sep 21, 2017 - 6:25 PM

Former president Benigno Aquino III: 'Dapat bago tignan nila 'yung kulay, dapat tignan nila kung may saysay ba 'yung sinasabi. Meron bang dahilan para umalma sa mga patayan na nangyayari?'

L-R, Senator Franklin Drilon, Former Pres. Noynoy Aquino, Senator Kiko Pangilinan, Vice Pres. Lenie Robredo and Senator Bam Aquino during a solidarity mass held at Parish of the Holy Sacrifice at UP Diliman in Quezon City on Thursday, to commemorate the 45 years of Marcos declaration of Martial Law. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

FEU takes a stand, holds classes on Martial Law anniversary

Sep 21, 2017 - 5:50 PM

(UPDATED) Though not covered by the President's order to public schools not to hold classes, FEU declares it is holding classes. 'To safeguard our rights and freedoms, today we have to take a stand', FEU President Michael Alba says.

Bello to Duterte: 'Reverse course' or Filipinos may 'throw you out'

Sep 21, 2017 - 5:40 PM

'This is really a massacre that has taken place... He has to listen because if he doesn't listen, the people are going to throw him out eventually,' says former congressman Walden Bello

Bantayog speakers Walden Belo and Jean Enriquez. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: OFWs protest vs dictatorship on martial law anniversary

Sep 21, 2017 - 5:20 PM

Filipinos in different countries abroad join the national protest to remind Filipinos of the dictator Ferdinand Marcos’ Martial Law

Weeks after CA rejection, Mariano joins anti-Duterte protest

Sep 21, 2017 - 4:54 PM

While he still refuses to call his former boss a dictator, former agrarian reform secretary Rafael Mariano warns President Rodrigo Duterte that his administration is showing signs of one-man rule and favoring the powerful

IN THE STREETS. Rejected DAR chief Rafael Mariano shouts against President Duterte in Mendiola. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Aquino, Liberal Party members lead 'Mass for justice'

Sep 21, 2017 - 4:40 PM

Aside from condemning the atrocities during the Martial Law era, they also demand justice for victims of extrajudicial killings under the Duterte administration

Sen. Bam Aquino (right) sings together with Vice President Leni Robredo, Sen. Francis Pangilinan, former President Benigno Aquino III and Sen. Franklin Drilon during the “Misa ng Mamamayan Para sa Katarungan” at the Parish of Holy Sacrifice on Thursday in commemoration of the 45th anniversary of the Martial Law declaration. Photo by Mark Saludes Photo from the Office of Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV

These geeks are protesting injustice through cosplay

Sep 21, 2017 - 12:30 PM

The cosplayers are releasing a photo series on the 45th anniversary of Martial Law

A NEW HOPE. Jedi master Obi Wan Kenobi protests the EJKs. Photo courtesy of A Hero's Call

Thousands join national protest to remind Filipinos of Marcos' Martial Law

Sep 21, 2017 - 11:55 AM

(UPDATED) Students and youth groups begin demonstrations for the 45th anniversary of Martial Law with a rally at UP Diliman, to oppose what they fear would be nationwide military rule under the Duterte administration

PH losing soul to 'Father of Lies' – Archbishop Villegas

Sep 21, 2017 - 11:15 AM

'To keep quiet in the face of evil is a sin,' Archbishop Socrates Villegas says, as Filipinos mark the 45th anniversary of martial law in the face of abuses under President Rodrigo Duterte

'BAYAN, GUMISING!' Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas urges Filipinos to wake up to killings, fake news, and other abuses, as the Philippines marks the 45th anniversary of martial law. File photo courtesy of Sabins Studio

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, September 21, 2017

Sep 21, 2017 - 11:09 AM

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Remember, prevent return of 'dark times' under Martial Law – Robredo

Sep 21, 2017 - 10:36 AM

'Remembering the dark past helps our people prevent the same perils from ensnaring our nation once more,' says Vice President Leni Robredo on the 45th anniversary of Martial Law

NEVER FORGET. Vice President Leni Robredo wants Filipinos to learn from the 'dark past' of Martial Law. File photo by the Office of the Vice President

LISTEN: 10 songs that remind us of the Martial Law years

Sep 21, 2017 - 10:33 AM

Never forget with these tunes

LIST: Marcos and the number 7

Sep 21, 2017 - 8:23 AM

Here are 7 instances where the number 7 figured in the life (and post-death) of the former president and dictator

Gone too soon: 7 youth leaders killed under Martial Law

Sep 21, 2017 - 8:00 AM

(UPDATED) On the 45th anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law, we look back at some of the bright, idealistic youth leaders whose lives were cut short under the Marcos regime

LIVES CUT SHORT. Some of those who died under the martial law regime were bright, idealistic youth leaders.

MAPS: Protest activities on September 21, Martial Law anniversary

Sep 21, 2017 - 7:00 AM

See where marches, rallies, and other protest activities are happening on Thursday, September 21, the 45th anniversary of Marcos' Martial Law declaration

STOP THE KILLINGS. On the 45th anniversary of Ferdinand Marcos' declaration of martial law, groups from the Southern Tagalog region troop to Camp Aguinaldo Thursday morning, September 21, 2017, to protest continuing violations of human rights under the Duterte administration. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Traffic advisory for September 21 National Day of Protest

Sep 20, 2017 - 9:37 PM

While there are no road closures, the Manila Police District (MPD) Traffic Enforcement Unit expects some roads to be impassable

'Prevent martial law from being repeated' – UP Chancellor

Sep 20, 2017 - 8:56 PM

'It is a time of remembering the past, especially martial law. It is a time of reaffirming our commitment to prevent that past from being repeated,' UP Diliman Chancellor Michael Tan says

REMEMBER THE PAST. UP Diliman Chancellor Michael Tan said that September 21 is more than a day of protest but a day to remember the past. File photo/Rappler

Amid malicious messages, organizers gear up for biggest rally on Sept 21

Sep 20, 2017 - 4:29 PM

'This will be Duterte's baptism of fire,' says Obet de Castro of the Movement Against Tyranny

Duterte proclamation warns against Sept 21 'infiltrators'

Sep 20, 2017 - 4:08 PM

Malacañang tells protesters to be 'vigilant' of persons who will instigate violence during the rallies to provoke law enforcers

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the opening ceremony of the 6th Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) Accredited National Convention of Public Attorneys at the Tent City in Manila Hotel, Manila on September 18, 2017, reiterates that he will remain steadfast in his campaign against illegal drugs, crime and corruption. Also in the photo are Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio and Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

What Duterte is protesting on September 21

Sep 20, 2017 - 3:24 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says he will be among those expressing grievances against the government on the day he declared as a 'national day of protest'

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

What to expect on September 21

Sep 20, 2017 - 2:53 PM

All activities share the common goals of recalling the 45th anniversary of martial law and condemning dictatorship in all forms

What Duterte's proclamation says about Marcos' Martial Law

Sep 20, 2017 - 1:45 PM

Ahead of the 45th anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law, Malacañang describes it as a time of 'human rights violations, arbitrary state interventions, rampant corruption, and disregard of fundamental civil liberties'

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, September 20, 2017

Sep 20, 2017 - 11:25 AM

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People remove debris of a building which collapsed after a quake rattled Mexico City on September 19, 2017. A powerful earthquake shook Mexico City on Tuesday, causing panic among the megalopolis' 20 million inhabitants on the 32nd anniversary of a devastating 1985 quake. The US Geological Survey put the quake's magnitude at 7.1 while Mexico's Seismological Institute said it measured 6.8 on its scale. The institute said the quake's epicenter was seven kilometers west of Chiautla de Tapia, in the neighboring state of Puebla.  / AFP PHOTO / Alfredo ESTRELLA

LOOK: Malacañang suspends gov't work, classes on Sept 21

Sep 20, 2017 - 9:07 AM

A memorandum circular suspends government work and classes in public schools nationwide on the 45th anniversary of martial law, a day when rallies are expected to be held

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte meets with the officials of the Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) at the Malacañan Palace on September 14, 2017. Present in the meeting are BTC officials including Chair Ghazali Jaafar, Haron Abas, Ibrahim Ali, Hussin Amin, Susana Anayatin, Maisara Damdamun-Latiph, Hatimil Hassan, Raissa Jajurie Gafur Kanain, Jose Lorena, Mussolini Lidasan, Abdulraof Macaua, Hussein Muñoz, Romeo Saliga, Omar Sema Said Shiek Ammal Solaiman and Timuay Ulama. Joining the BTC are the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) Peace Implementing Panel led by Mohaqher Iqbal and composed of Abhoud Syed Lingga, Abdulla Camlian, Marjanie Macasalong, Hadji Estino, Jun Mantawil, Mohajirin Ali and Eddie Alih. Accompanying the President, meanwhile, are Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza, Government of the Philippines (GPH) Peace Panel Chair Nabil Tan, GPH Peace Panel members Diosita Andot, Dickson Hermoso and Ronald Asuncion; Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III, House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, Davao City First District Representative Karlo Nograles, House Majority Floor Leader Rodolfo Fariñas and National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

IN PHOTOS: The Night King

Sep 19, 2017 - 9:15 PM

Artists and activists burn a Game of Thrones-inspired effigy of President Rodrigo Duterte in a protest rally against extrajudicial killings and Martial Law

Ateneo to hold classes on September 21 to mark Martial Law anniversary

Sep 19, 2017 - 8:59 PM

‘As a community, we are not blind to the lessons of our history,’ the university says in a statement

Human rights groups: ‘Martial law in entire nation not impossible’

Sep 19, 2017 - 8:58 PM

Manlaban para sa Karapatan is only one of the groups taking part in mass protests to be staged on Thursday, September 21, for the 45th anniversary of the declaration of martial law

FOR HUMAN RIGHTS. The organizers of Manlaban para sa karapatan. (L-R) Jean Enriquez (World March of Women), Josua Mata (KALIPUNAN), Rose Trajano (iDEFEND), Shamah Bulangis (Youth Resist), Jozy Acosta-Misperos (CAMB). Photo by Danielle Nakpil/Rappler

LIST: Important tips for newbies in rallies

Sep 19, 2017 - 6:02 PM

Attending a rally for the first time? Here are some tips from human rights advocates.

#WalangPasok: Class suspensions, Thursday, September 21

Sep 19, 2017 - 5:40 PM

Bookmark and refresh this page for a list of private schools where classes have been suspended for Thursday, September 21

PNP 'confident' protesters will 'police themselves' on Sept 21

Sep 19, 2017 - 4:15 PM

'We're confident that the protesters will police themselves. We appeal to them not to commit crime,' says PNP spokesperson Dionardo Carlos

'END EJKs'. Protesters gather in front of Camp Crame, Quezon City to demand an end to killings in police operations. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

LIST: Martial Law 45th anniversary activities, protests

Sep 19, 2017 - 3:49 PM

Several activities are lined up all week to recall the signing of Proclamation 1081 on September 21, 1972

Diokno defined courage for the Martial Law generation

Sep 19, 2017 - 10:19 AM

On the 45th anniversary of martial law and some 30 years after his death, Jose Diokno lives on, his ideals and his dreams, and his deeply held belief that it is worth building 'a nation for our children'

HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDER. Statesman Jose 'Ka Pepe' Diokno during one of the anti-Martial Law demonstrations. Photo from Diokno Foundation

Netizens ask: Why hold quake drill on martial law anniversary?

Sep 19, 2017 - 8:32 AM

(UPDATED) Political rallies are also expected to be massive, prompting President Rodrigo Duterte to suspend government work and classes in Metro Manila

Drug war, Maute terrorists 'rising' risks for Philippines – Moody's

Sep 16, 2017 - 6:17 PM

Moody's also cited "continued uncertainties" over Duterte's proposed comprehensive tax reform law that Congress had yet to pass

DRUG WAR. 3 suspected drugs personalities were apprenhended by cops while 3 others died after a shootout in Maypajo, Caloocan City on September 30, 2016. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Teaching martial law period literature in the era of post-truth

Sep 16, 2017 - 2:00 PM

If there could be one lesson from anti-Marcos writings, it should be respect, and teachers should strive to put this lesson forward

CPP: 'Duterte's plot to declare nationwide martial law underway'

Sep 14, 2017 - 8:55 PM

Duterte is presently carrying out a mind conditioning campaign to justify his plan to impose martial law He employs his horde of paid trolls to flood social media with Duterte adulation and to villify the Left and political opposition says the Communist Party of the Philippines

MARTIAL LAW. President Duterte says he will not put the Philippines under martial law.

Basagan ng Trip: Ferdinand Marcos’ great ideas, bad executions

Sep 12, 2017 - 12:06 AM

Ferdinand Marcos had some great ideas Where did he falter?

Marcos' 100th birthday 'no reason to celebrate' – lawmakers

Sep 11, 2017 - 8:30 PM

Legislators from the House point out that President Rodrigo Duterte s proclamation counters Philippine law which recognizes the atrocities during the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos

'NO HERO.' About a thousand Moro, Lumad Cordillerans and other natinal minorities join the rest of the Filipino people rally at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in protest against President Rodrigo Duterte decision to declare former President Ferdinand Marcos Birthday Sept 11 as a local holiday im Ilocos Norte . Photo by Maria Tan

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

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.

Estelito Mendoza defends Marcos martial law, says SC backed it

Sep 09, 2017 - 8:08 PM

The solicitor general of Ferdinand Marcos fails to mention the extent of the dictator s influence over the judiciary

MARCOS DEFENDER. Lawyer Estelito Mendoza gives his lecture during the "Marcos 100 Forum." Photo by Marcos Presidential Center

IN PHOTOS: Lumad rally vs killings in Mindanao

Sep 09, 2017 - 1:19 PM

The protest comes after the killing of 19 year old Grade 6 student Obillao Bay ao in Talaingod Davao del Norte

"STOP THE KILLINGS." Lumads and activists staged a protest in front of Camp Crame in Quezon City. All photos by Angie de Silva/Rappler

PH military believes 5 other Maute brothers killed

Sep 08, 2017 - 1:20 PM

The deaths of the 5 brothers and Abdullah Maute leave Omar as the only Maute brother fighting in Marawi says the Philippine military