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[ANALYSIS] 'They tried to bury us. They didn't know we were seeds'

May 19, 2019 - 9:43 AM

What accounts for the success of sustained peaceful people's protests, and what undermines their short-lived 'success'?

Richard Lugar, U.S. foreign policy luminary, dies at 87

Apr 29, 2019 - 9:57 AM

The former US senator was instrumental in the ouster of authoritarian Filipino president Ferdinand Marcos

(FILES) In this file photo taken on December 20, 2012, Senator Richard Lugar,R-IN, receives an award from his Senate colleagues, including committee chairman Senator John Kerry,D-MA, during Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearings on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Senator Richard Lugar, a leading US voice on foreign policy for decades and a onetime presidential candidate known for his civility and bipartisan ways, has died at a medical center in Falls Church, Virginia. He was 87. Lugar died of chronic inflammatory polyneuropathy, according to an April 28, 2019 statement from the Lugar Center in Washington, a global policy institute which he founded in 2013.  KAREN BLEIER / AFP

The week in photos: February 23-March 1, 2019

Mar 03, 2019 - 8:55 AM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

VIEW FROM THE OTHER SIDE. A woman in the United States takes a picture to Mexico through the border fence as residents of Anapra, a neighbourhood on the outskirts of Ciudad Juarez in Mexico, and other people attend a prayer with priests and bishops from both countries to ask for the migrants and people of the area, on February 26, 2019.  Photo by Herika Martinez/AFP

33rd EDSA anniversary marked as Marcoses plot comeback

Feb 25, 2019 - 1:40 PM

Signs of a divided, forgetful country come on full display as the Philippines marks the 33rd anniversary of the peaceful EDSA People Power Revolution of 1986

LOW-KEY OBSERVANCE. Filipinos mark the 33rd anniversary of the EDSA People Revolution on February 25, 2019, in an observance skipped by President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo by Jire Carreon/ Rappler

Duterte on EDSA anniversary: Be inspired, value freedom

Feb 25, 2019 - 12:05 AM

'Let us never forget the sacrifice of those who came before us so that we may always be motivated to preserve and protect the democratic way of life that we enjoy today,' says President Rodrigo Duterte

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-LABAN) campaign rally at the Alonte Sports Arena in Biñan City, Laguna on February 23, 2019. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

[OPINION] Why should young Filipinos in the diaspora care about Martial Law?

Feb 24, 2019 - 9:00 PM

We need to remember why Filipinos both in the Philippines and abroad rallied against a dictator

Robredo: EDSA Revolution 'not defined by any color or group'

Feb 24, 2019 - 12:30 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says Filipinos must break the misconception that the EDSA Revolution is just all about the 'dilawans'

Vice President Leni Robredo led the commemoration of the 33rd anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution in Naga City on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, at the Immaculate Conception Parish in Naga City, Camarines Sur. In her remarks, VP Leni underscored the importance of remembering the lessons of EDSA and the sacrifices of many ordinary Filipinos during this time—proving that power truly resides in the people. (Photo by OVP)

Sereno attends left-leaning rally, skips Otso Diretso program

Feb 23, 2019 - 7:51 PM

(UPDATED) ‘There’s no issue there, just a scheduling conflict,’ the former chief justice tells Rappler, but organizers refute this

UNITED PEOPLE POWER. Former chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno speaks before left-leaning groups in what is dubbed as the 'United People Power' rally, separate from the rally of the Liberal Party-led opposition groups. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Groups urge unity vs tyranny ahead of People Power anniversary

Feb 23, 2019 - 4:22 PM

(UPDATED) ‘We cannot allow the next generation of Filipinos to live in fear and violence. We stand against the Duterte government,’ says the Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates

'ONE VOICE'. Church groups join others in a  rally to mark the 33rd EDSA People Power anniversary two days earlier, on February 23, 2019.  Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Enrile claims opposition to 'military junta' drove him to leave Ferdinand Marcos

Sep 23, 2018 - 8:40 AM

Former senator Juan Ponce Enrile also tells Bongbong Marcos that he didn't know the dictator was sick, even though he served the Marcos regime for 20 years

'WITNESS TO HISTORY'. Ex-senator Bongbong Marcos interviews Juan Ponce Enrile, former defense minister of his father. Screenshot from Bongbong's YouTube account

Women’s groups to Duterte: 'Huwag ka nang mag-SONA'

Jul 16, 2018 - 5:08 PM

According to the group of women advocates, the previous state of the nation addresses delivered by President Rodrigo Duterte do not encapsulate the 'real state of the nation'

SONA. Participants sing Babae during a community singing at the #EveryWoman SONA ng Kababaihan event at the UP Bahay ng Alumni held on July 16, 2018. Photo by Angie de SIlva/Rappler

[OPINION | NEWSPOINT] Coming together

Apr 07, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Why the divisions between us when one fight clearly overtops all others? Is there any doubt our nation has begun its descent into authoritarianism?

[OPINION] Protests remind us that we can do better

Mar 04, 2018 - 9:11 PM

Mindanaons continue to be at the forefront of demanding reforms in the rehabilitation of Marawi, militarization of Lumad communities, and the stalled Bangsamoro Basic Law. We continue to fight today in the same way our mentors fought for our future before.

#ThewRap: Videos to watch this week, February 26 - March 4, 2017

Mar 04, 2018 - 11:49 AM

Must-watch videos from this week

[OPINION] Duterte’s Cha-Cha reverses gains of EDSA

Mar 02, 2018 - 3:42 PM

At the very least, these proposed amendments grant immense powers to Duterte and effectively dismantle whatever system of checks and balances there is

Kris Aquino on Paolo Duterte's rant about EDSA anniversary: Let’s have a talk

Feb 27, 2018 - 10:24 PM

Kris invites the resigned Davao vice mayor to coffee and discussion after criticizing her on social media

China’s illegal entry in Benham Rise, Roque on People Power, Pimentel on Duterte-Carpio | Evening wRap

Feb 26, 2018 - 8:47 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Chay Hofileña

Kris Aquino hits fake news, trolls of mom Cory’s legacy

Feb 26, 2018 - 7:47 PM

‘The truth will stand strong through the test of history,’ Kris says

Roque: 1986 EDSA Revolution not 'fake news'

Feb 26, 2018 - 4:35 PM

'It was the first bloodless people power revolution in the whole entire planet Earth, and it remains significant,' says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, after an online poll by Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson

32nd People Power Revolution Anniversary at People Power Monument on February 35 2018. Photo by Maria Tan /Rappler

Aquino in Dengvaxia hearing, People Power anniversary, Samsung Galaxy S9 | Midday wRap

Feb 26, 2018 - 12:55 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Marguerite de Leon

[OPINION] Did EDSA fail us?

Feb 26, 2018 - 9:16 AM

When this regime threatens press freedom, imprisons its critics, and arbitrarily kills its citizens, then it fails us and EDSA. It reverses all the steps we have taken towards democracy and progress.

#EDSA32: Filipinos remember a revolution that toppled a dictator

Feb 26, 2018 - 8:43 AM

32 years later, what are the lessons of the People Power revolution?

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Pakinggan ang multo ng EDSA

Feb 26, 2018 - 8:22 AM

Ngayong ika-32 anibersaryo ng EDSA, angkop ang sinabi ni Milan Kundera: 'The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting'

IN PHOTOS: Anti-Duterte groups remember #EDSA32, warn against current policies

Feb 26, 2018 - 8:00 AM

Tindig Pilipinas, a 'coalition of coalition' that's decidedly anti-Duterte, draws comparisons between the current president and the dictator Marcos

Tindig Pilipinas rally commemorating the 32nd EDSA People Power Revolt on February 25, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Filipinos facing threat 'worse than Martial Law'

Feb 25, 2018 - 11:25 PM

'We are seeing an erosion of our moral fiber as a people,' says an activist nun as the Philippines marks the 32nd anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution

EDSA 32. Activist nun Sister Mary John Mananzan speaks at a rally at the People Power Monument to mark the 32nd anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution on February 24, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Celebrities perform during EDSA anniversary

Feb 25, 2018 - 10:08 PM

Color It Red, Inang Laya are among those who came to commemorate the 1986 People Power Revolution

Color It Red, Inang Laya and Lea Navarro perform on stage. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Robredo calls for vigilance vs abuses on EDSA anniversary

Feb 25, 2018 - 7:05 PM

'[H]indi tayo dapat magpabaya na manumbalik muli ang kadiliman na pinagdaanan,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

Vice President Leni Robredo attended a Mass held at the St. Jude Thaddeus Parish Church in Naga City on Sunday, February 25, 2018, in commemoration of the 32nd anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution. Photo from OVP

Remembering Corazon Aquino, the artist

Feb 25, 2018 - 4:30 PM

Rappler speaks to Jeffrey Consumo – former President Cory Aquino's art teacher from 1996 to 1998

Bishops call for vigilance amid 'creeping dictatorship'

Feb 25, 2018 - 2:51 PM

'We must guard our democracy,' says Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David, as the Philippines marks the 32nd anniversary of the 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution

WALK FOR LIFE. More or less 2,000 Catholics troop to the Quirino Grandstand on February 24, 2018, for the Walk for Life to oppose drug war killings, the death penalty, and other measures tagged as anti-life. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

In Bacolod, media oppression, Cha-Cha hit on People Power anniv

Feb 25, 2018 - 1:43 PM

The protesters stress the critical role of the media in the historic 1986 event

NEVER AGAIN. National Union of Journalists of the Philippines national director Nonoy Espina calls on the public to stand with the press during the 32nd commemoration of Edsa People Power revolution in Bacolod City, Saturday. Photo by Marchel P. Espina/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Protesters mark 32nd anniversary of People Power

Feb 24, 2018 - 10:45 PM

Various sectors call on Filipinos to 'fight tyranny and dictatorship' and oppose moves to change the Constitution

'RESIST TYRANNY'. Various sectors protested at the People Power Monument on February 24, 2018, to commemorate the 32nd anniversary of the EDSA Revolution. Photo by Angie De Silva/Rappler

Duterte calls for unity, solidarity on EDSA anniversary

Feb 24, 2018 - 5:44 PM

(UPDATED) For the second year in a row, however, President Rodrigo Duterte decides to skip the annual commemoration of the EDSA People Power Revolution

EDSA PEOPLE POWER. In this file photo, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte speaks during the 10th Biennial National Convention and 20th Founding Anniversary Celebration of the Chinese Filipino Business Club, Inc. at the Manila Hotel on February 19, 2018. King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo

Parts of EDSA closed on February 25 People Power Anniversary

Feb 23, 2018 - 8:33 PM

The MMDA says the northbound section of EDSA from Ortigas Avenue to Boni Serrano Avenue will be partially closed from 12 am to 6 am on Sunday, February 25

EDSA. Protesters gather at People Power Monument and encourage motorists join their noise barrage on November 18, 2016. Rappler File Photo

Robredo wants Pinoys to wear white, remember lessons from EDSA

Feb 23, 2018 - 8:28 PM

(UPDATED) Vice President Leni Robredo calls on the public to attend various events organized to commemorate the bloodless revolution that toppled the Marcos dictatorship

NEVER FORGET. Vice President Leni Robredo talks about the political awakening that led to the end of Martial Law to students of the Ateneo Grade School on February 14, 2018. Photo by OVP

Oldest alliance of college editors to stage nationwide protests February 23

Feb 22, 2018 - 3:56 PM

These protests seek to condemn the recent attacks of President Rodrigo Duterte on press freedom

Campus journalists from CEGP protest to defend press freedom from the oppression of Duterte’s government in front of the Mendiola Peace Arch on January 17, 2018. Photo by Alecs Ongcal

Duterte appoints Boy Saycon to EDSA People Power Commission

Jan 24, 2018 - 8:50 PM

Political operator Pastor 'Boy' Saycon joins the 5-member commission under the Office of the President

[OPINION] Liberals and Democrats must fight back to reclaim their place in Asian politics

Dec 09, 2017 - 2:30 PM

We have no doubt that history would vindicate us in the end, and that the principles of democracy, human rights, a well-managed market economy, and the rule of law are the only pathways to peace, justice, and prosperity

Duterte changes composition of EDSA People Power Commission

Nov 28, 2017 - 2:13 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte has transferred the chairmanship of the EDSA People Power Commission from the Executive Secretary to the National Historical Commission of the Philippines chief

FAST FACTS: Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal

Oct 18, 2017 - 11:35 AM

Vidal played key roles in both the 1986 People Power Revolution and EDSA II revolt in 2001

ARCHBISHOP EMERITUS. Ricardo Cardinal Vidal, 86. Photo from Facebook page of Cardinal Vidal

The Duterte dispensation

Sep 04, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Dutertismo is a new dispensation in Philippine politics And for those of us unsettled by this fact historian Mark Lilla offers some advice: If you are unhappy with the terms of debate during one dispensation you have no choice but to prepare a new one

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the oath-taking ceremony for the promoted Star Rank Officers of the Philippine National Police at the Malacañan Palace on August 30, 2017, reiterates his ordder to the police to sustain their efforts against illegal drugs and criminality. But he was quick to add that he will not tolerate any forms of abuse and corruption among the PNP ranks. Malacañan Photo

IN PHOTOS: Celebrities at the Himagsikan Para Kay Kian rally

Aug 22, 2017 - 10:51 AM

Agot Isidro Audie Gemora Mae Paner and Pen Medina are among those who are calling for justice for the slain teen

Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Youth leaders ask Duterte: Where's all-out drug war vs rich, powerful?

Aug 21, 2017 - 11:58 PM

Have you seen drug operations in Forbes? Have you seen war on drugs in Bel Air? says a speaker at the rally calling for an end to killings

'JUSTICE FOR KIAN'. Akbayan Youth leader Shamah Bulangis takes the microphone at the protest. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Protesters express rage over Kian slay, ask for end to killings

Aug 21, 2017 - 11:34 PM

More than 1 000 protesters march to the People Power Monument along EDSA despite the rain Monday evening

TAMA NA. One of the interesting placards during the protest against the killing of 17-year-old Kian delos Santos. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Tama na ang pagpatay!

Aug 21, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Ang Agosto 21 – at mga susunod pang protesta – ay hindi na tungkol kay Kian lang. Tungkol na ito sa anak, kapatid, apo, pamangkin, kaibigan, kaklase, estudyante, kapitbahay ng bawa't mamamayan.

Protests to demand justice for slain student set on August 21

Aug 19, 2017 - 11:31 PM

3rd UPDATE A rally will take place at the People Power Monument while a Walk for Justice will be held for slain student Kian delos Santos in Caloocan City

KIAN IS MY SON. Saldy delos Santos holds up his son's school ID, their only proper photo of their son. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Meet Davao's foremost 'yellow' activist: Soledad Duterte

Mar 04, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Aside from being a well known philanthropist the President s late mother was Davao s leading Yellow Friday Movement activist

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, February 28, 2017

Feb 28, 2017 - 10:32 AM

Hello Here s a round up of news you need to know this Tuesday

Duterte Youth to sue Jim Paredes, gets SolGen's backing

Feb 27, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Jim Paredes look at me says Solicitor General Jose Calida Huwag mong patulan itong mga bata Look for a person your age Sinabihan mo silang duwag try and tell me I m duwag

REPUBLIC DEFENDERS. After they were caught in a scuffle with Jim Paredes, members of the Duterte Youth were commended by Solicitor General Jose Calida in a short ceremony held on February 27, 2017. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Whose EDSA? A reflection on the (failed) promises of ‘People Power’

Feb 27, 2017 - 9:07 AM

Like an audience of a ‘teleserye’ with no control over the plot spectatorship is our default mode of involvement What EDSA represents is the hope that such passivity has not always been the case

POWER OF WE. Former President Noynoy Aquino joins the thousands gather at the People Power Monument. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

The morning after: Duterte supporters continue to pack Luneta

Feb 26, 2017 - 10:09 AM

The police say about 2 000 stayed the night after their show of force on Saturday February 25 and more arrived Sunday morning February 26