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Rappler PLUS briefing: Deep dive into the Marcos networked propaganda

Feb 18, 2020 - 5:00 PM

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[OPINION] It was more than just a dinner: On Imelda and the CCP

Jan 28, 2020 - 2:50 PM

Some Filipinos enjoyed a lavish dinner to 'honor' a convicted plunderer while the Taal evacuees suffered from hunger and thirst

Revise history books, but only to emphasize Martial Law atrocities – Robredo

Jan 20, 2020 - 12:47 PM

'Kung may kailangang baguhin, kailangan siguraduhin na ma-inculcate sa bawat mamamayang Pilipino kung ano iyong kasamaan na dinala sa atin ng diktadurya,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

NEVER AGAIN TO MARTIAL LAW. Vice President Leni Robredo says history books should put more emphasis on the crimes committed by the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos during Martial Law. File photo by OVP

U.P. History professors slam Bongbong’s call to revise Marcos regime accounts in textbooks

Jan 18, 2020 - 7:10 PM

The UP Department of History says former senator Bongbong Marcos' call is nothing but an attempt 'to continue covering up the countless human rights violations and corruption' during his late father's dictatorship

CHANGE THE STORY? History professors at the University of the Philippines denounce former senator Bongbong Marcos' call to revise school textbooks to favor his family. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

[OPINION] Making the Marcoses say sorry does nothing; here's what to do instead

Jan 14, 2020 - 3:06 PM

How can we expect regret and repentance from a family that consciously alters the past?

Martial law lifted in Mindanao, but guns still prohibited in Davao City

Jan 10, 2020 - 5:27 PM

The Davao City government extends ban on carrying firearms until December 31, 2020

After 2 and a half years, martial law ends in Mindanao

Dec 31, 2019 - 6:46 PM

(UPDATED) Security officials say Mindanao is stable enough to carry on without martial law, even as they still battle terrorist groups and communist rebels in some areas

STILL IN RUINS. A band of soldiers ride by the ruins of a mosque in Marawi City, where the May 2017 siege by ISIS-linked terrorists prompted President Rodrigo Duterte to place all of Mindanao under martial law. Photo by Noel Celis/Agence France-Presse

Thatcher approved Corazon Aquino asylum request – archives

Dec 31, 2019 - 8:36 AM

But Britain's protection was ultimately not needed after the deposed dictator Ferdinand Marcos, Corazon Aquino's rival in the 1986 snap presidential elections, steps down

REMEMBER CORY. Corazon Aquino, the wife of the slain opposition leader Benigno Aquino, Jr., is cheered by her advisers after announcing on December 03, 1985 in Manila, that she will run against President Ferdinand Marcos in the presidential snap poll February 7. File photo by Romeo Gacad/AFP

Majority of Filipinos want martial law in Mindanao to expire by end-2019

Dec 30, 2019 - 12:34 PM

A Social Weather Stations survey reports that 65% of Filipinos agree that martial law should end by December 31

A group of Mindanaoans troop to House of Representatives on Wednesday, Decmeber 12, 2018, to protest amid joint congress session to extend Martial Law in Mindanao. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

LISTEN: ‘Bukang-liwayway’: A poem to end the year and start anew

Dec 21, 2019 - 3:50 PM

The poem written by Agustin Don Pagusara during Martial Law – about new beginnings after a period of hardship – is still a perfect piece to end 2019 with

[OPINION] Nostalgia, conspiracies: The politics of recalling the Marcos 'golden age'

Dec 15, 2019 - 8:40 PM

When nostalgia offers an illusion of a 'golden' past, we must be critical when politicians use it to promise a better future

Lifting of martial law will boost Davao City economy – Sara

Dec 11, 2019 - 12:23 PM

The Davao City mayor welcomes the decision not to extend the Mindanao-wide martial rule

APPROVES LIFITNG. File photos from the Japanese Government showing Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, attending the court banquet after the Ceremony of the Enthronement of His Majesty Emperor Naruhito at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan on October 22, 2019.

No extension of martial law in Mindanao, says Malacañang

Dec 10, 2019 - 1:03 PM

(UPDATED) Martial law in Mindanao ends on December 31, 2019

PHILIPPINE CHIEF. President Rodrigo Duterte presides over the joint Armed Forces of the Philippines-Philippine National Police Command Conference in Malacanang Palace on December 9, 2019. Photo by Robinson Niaal Jr/Presidential Photo

[OPINION] Who keeps the Solid North solid?

Dec 08, 2019 - 5:30 PM

Many Filipinos point a finger at Ilocanos for supporting a dictator who plundered the country. However, they are not the only ones who are accountable – politicians are, too.

[OPINION] Reconstructing memories of Apo Lakay

Dec 06, 2019 - 5:11 PM

Being Ilocano and criticizing the Marcoses are not contradictory

Año supports end of Mindanao martial law

Dec 05, 2019 - 3:48 PM

'Normalcy has returned to the entire region,' says Interior Secretary Eduardo Año, backing Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana's recommendation against another extension of martial law in Mindanao

RECOMMENDATION. DILG Secretary Eduardo Ano during the Rappler Talk Interview at the PNP NHQ In Quezon City. September 18, 2019. Photo by Gerard Carreon/Rappler

Lorenzana recommends lifting martial law in Mindanao

Dec 04, 2019 - 6:03 PM

‘It’s time to go back to normal,’ the defense chief says, adding that security forces can handle lingering threats without martial law

BACK TO NORMAL. A soldier watches over the former battle ground between government troops and the pro-ISIS Maute terror group in Marawi City. File photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Networked propaganda: False narratives from the Marcos arsenal

Nov 22, 2019 - 7:06 PM

Conclusion: For the Marcos comeback playbook, facts don't matter

Lorenzana not inclined to recommend Mindanao martial law extension

Nov 11, 2019 - 1:29 PM

The defense chief says he is waiting for the military and police to give their input, and President Duterte will still have the final say on the matter

DEFENSE CHIEF Delfin Lorenzana doesn't feel the need to put Mindanao under martial law for another year. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Marawi local chiefs too dependent on soldiers due to martial law – civic leader

Nov 02, 2019 - 10:39 AM

Moro Consensus Group leader Drieza Lininding cautions Marawi residents from getting too used to the 'abnormal' situation of martial law and suggests alternative security measures

AFTER THE SIEGE. Martial law reigns in Marawi City as government tries to rehabilitate its central hub after a 5-month siege by Muslim extremists. File photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler  AFTER THE SIEGE. Martial law reigns in Marawi City as government tries to rehabilitate its central hub after a 5-month siege by Muslim extremists. File photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Marawi rehab czar Del Rosario wants 4th martial law extension

Oct 26, 2019 - 8:13 AM

Martial law creates a 'peace and order situation' that has helped with the pace of rehabilitation, says Marawi rehabilitation task force chief Eduardo del Rosario

MARKED BY CONFLICT. Marawi's Ground Zero is still in ruins in this photo taken on May 23, 2019. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Esperon says no need to extend martial law if Human Security Act is amended

Oct 25, 2019 - 8:35 PM

Security officials are also considering the opinion of local government units in assessing whether another extension of martial law in Mindanao is needed

MILITARY RULE. National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr says amendments to the Human Security Act are among the factors being eyed when considering an extension to military rule in Mindanao. File photo by Manman Dejeto

Military supports 'selective martial law' in Mindanao

Oct 15, 2019 - 10:50 PM

The Armed Forces of the Philippines says it supports Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte's 'recommendation' that the city be exempted from martial law

MILITARY SPOKESMAN Brigadier General Edgard Arevalo. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

FALSE: 'No poor Filipino' during Martial Law, only during the Aquinos' terms

Oct 15, 2019 - 4:05 PM

Government data show poverty incidence was high during the Marcos regime, and it was on a downward trend after the late dictator was ousted

WATCH: Imelda The Movie on Rappler

Oct 07, 2019 - 1:34 PM

'Imelda' is the first time the former first lady tells her story on camera

[OPINION] Martial law 'a tool to save democracy'? A response to Panelo's claims

Sep 29, 2019 - 10:20 PM

The more I read Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo's statements, the more they come off as insults to the victims and survivors of Martial Law. Panelo justifies both the butcher and his knife.

[OPINION] To Imelda Marcos

Sep 28, 2019 - 5:00 PM

'I get so tired listening to $1 million here, $1 million there, it's so petty.' Do you remember saying this?

Martial Law museum set to open by 2022

Sep 23, 2019 - 2:38 PM

The Freedom Memorial Museum wll follow the 'brutalist' design that won the contest launched by the Human Rights Violations Victims’ Memorial Commission

Youth stand up against authoritarian rule on 47th Martial Law anniversary

Sep 21, 2019 - 8:05 PM

Young people all over the Philippines amplify calls to uphold national sovereignty, fight for the rights of marginalized sectors such as farmers and the urban poor, and end attacks to government critics

FIGHT. Filipino youth take to the streets to protest against authoritarian rule to mark the 47th Martial Law anniversary on Friday, September 21. This is at Iloilo Sunburst Park. Photo by Carl Don Berwin/Rappler

[OPINION] Countering Marcos propaganda with stories of resistance

Sep 21, 2019 - 5:49 PM

Marcos' Martial Law is not only a story of how the oppressors oppressed. It is also the story of how the oppressed resisted.

[OPINION] Shouldn’t we call ourselves 'martial law babies' too?

Sep 21, 2019 - 4:00 PM

Our generation of activists now bellow in the streets, 'Marcos-Duterte, walang pinagkaiba!' Indeed, these twin fascists had never differed.

[OPINION] Martial Law: The pill I had to take

Sep 21, 2019 - 1:00 PM

In my grandfather’s house, the name Marcos and the idea of martial law was like a pill that could cure a malignant disease. But the pill is so bitter, and even unfit for human consumption.

Martial Law anniversary reminder for Filipinos to fight despotic rule – Robredo

Sep 21, 2019 - 12:08 PM

(UPDATED) 'Higit sa pag-alala, ang araw na ito ay isang panawagan…na gampanan ang ating iisang tungkulin na siguruhing walang lugar ang kahit sinong diktador sa isang bayang malaya,' says Vice President Leni Robredo on the 47th anniversary of Martial Law

NEVER FORGET. Vice President Leni Robredo urges Filipinos to fight any attempt to revert the Philippines to a dictatorship.  File photo by OVP

[OPINION] Hayskul Batch '73: We were the martial law teenagers

Sep 21, 2019 - 10:00 AM

As we sang our graduation song, we became misty-eyed at the thought of our inevitable separation...of the beginning of a new phase in our lives under the New Society, the euphemism given to Martial Law

Martial law 'peaceful'? Netizens debate severity of Marcos regime

Sep 21, 2019 - 7:47 AM

Was the Philippines under Martial Law as peaceful as Marcos apologists make it out to be?

Ghost of Marcos' Martial Law seen under Duterte – rights groups

Sep 21, 2019 - 7:30 AM

(UPDATED) On the 47th anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law, various groups urge Filipinos to take a stand amid human rights violations under President Rodrigo Duterte

Historian calls for 'nuanced' scholarly study of Marcos regime to fight false narratives

Sep 20, 2019 - 12:37 PM

The failure of historians to write a thorough historical study of the Marcos years has opened the floodgates of misinformation and inaccurate narratives from both sides of the debate, says history professor Filomeno Aguilar Jr

LIST: 47th Martial Law anniversary protests, activities

Sep 19, 2019 - 10:17 PM

Protest activities are lined up at Luneta, the university area in Manila, and key cities across the country on September 20 and 21, 2019

[ANALYSIS] Just how bad was corruption during the Marcos years?

Sep 19, 2019 - 10:21 AM

The Marcoses not only ransacked the economy, they also flaunted their loot to the world

U.P. Martial Law subject should show Marcos side too, says Imee

Sep 18, 2019 - 6:11 PM

'Problema kasi, ang academic freedom, freedom lang sa isang pangkat, walang freedom sa iba,' says Senator Imee Marcos

'BE FAIR'. Senator Imee Marcos urges the University of the Philippines-Diliman to be fair when teaching the new Martial Law class. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Youth groups lead protest marking 47th anniversary of Martial Law

Sep 18, 2019 - 2:18 PM

With members of the Marcos family in top government posts and an increasing number of attacks against government critics, youth groups unite to ensure succeeding generations remember the horrors of martial law

Martial Law again?

Sep 18, 2019 - 1:14 PM

Never, never

Martial law led to 2018 drop in violence in Muslim Mindanao – study

Sep 04, 2019 - 12:10 PM

Any plan to lift martial law must come with an agreement among Mindanao leaders to control loose firearms, a major contributing factor to violence in the southern region, says International Alert Philippines

Marawi siege marks 2nd year. Photos by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Davao City council asks President Duterte to lift martial law

Aug 06, 2019 - 5:52 PM

This is in keeping with Mayor Sara Duterte's proposal, which she made last June after her discussion with ambassadors and officials of other countries

 MARTIAL LAW. This file photo from July 2017 shows Task Force Davao personnel manning security check-points in the city after President Duterte's martial law declaration. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Duterte rules out martial law in Negros, for now

Aug 06, 2019 - 1:30 PM

'Martial law will only be enforced in accordance with the Constitution,' says Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo

Church and rights groups join the families of the victims of the killings in Negros Island in an indignation rally conducted to condemn the recent spate of killings in the region on July 27 in Quezon City. Photo by Mark Saludes/Rappler

Robredo questions martial law as solution to Negros killings

Aug 04, 2019 - 6:30 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo urges authorities to find the suspects behind the killings in Negros Oriental instead

ROBREDO. Vice President Leni Robredo speaks at a forum in March 2017. File photo from the Office of the Vice President

Monitoring Negros: What rulings say about NPA and martial law

Aug 02, 2019 - 6:11 PM

Justice Benjamin Caguioa once warned that if the NPA conflict is upheld as basis to declare martial law, the Philippines may be trapped in a perpetual state of miitary rule

PNP sees no need for martial law in Negros: 'It's under control'

Aug 02, 2019 - 4:23 PM

The Philippine National Police says all its units in Negros Island 'remain on full alert and vigilant to thwart and prevent occurrence of crimes and killings'

'UNDER CONTROL.' PNP Chief Police General Oscar Albayalde at a press conference at Camp Crame on Monday, July 29, 2019. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Sara Duterte: 'True martial law' is when military takes over courts, gov't

Aug 02, 2019 - 3:00 PM

'Kapag mag martial law ka, dapat the truly strict, real sense martial law,' says the President's daughter

DAVAO CITY CHIEF. Mayor Sara Duterte believes Davao City should be exempted from the coverage of martial rule in Mindanao. Photo from the Facebook page of the City Government of Davao

Duterte 'can declare martial law' in Negros to stop violence, says Panelo

Aug 01, 2019 - 3:25 PM

Malacañang says President Rodrigo Duterte would 'certainly' make the declaration if recommended by security officials, but Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says there is no need for it at this time

NEGROS KILLINGS. Church and rights groups join the families of the victims of the killings in Negros Island in an indignation rally on July 27, 2019, in Quezon City. Photo by Mark Saludes/Rappler