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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 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

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

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

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

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.

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

People Power Monument, Oplan Cyber Tokhang, pilot’s recording | Midday wRap

Dec 01, 2016 - 1:25 PM

Watch Rappler s evening newscast with Paterno Esmaquel II

'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

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

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

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

Maute retreats, Anti-Marcos burial rally, Facebook apology | Midday wRap

Nov 30, 2016 - 1:46 PM

Watch Rappler s midday newscast with Zak Yuson

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.

Schedule: November 30 rallies vs Marcos

Nov 22, 2016 - 3:13 PM

UPDATED The main rally will be held at the People Power Monument along EDSA from 4 pm to midnight with simultaneous mobilizations in key cities across the country and abroad People attending are asked to wear black

POST-BURIAL. Marcos burial protesters gather at People Power Monument and encourage motorists join their noise barrage on November 18, 2016.

Anti-Marcos groups prepare for November 25 grand rally

Nov 19, 2016 - 3:13 PM

Carmma is pushing to broaden the front because we think that the issue is shared by many sectors [and] institutions says anti Marcos group spokesperson Bonifacio Ilagan

NOT A HERO. Protesters against former President Marcos' burial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Behind the scenes: 12 hours to prepare for Marcos burial

Nov 19, 2016 - 10:26 AM

The military claims they were told only at 5 pm Thursday November 17 about the Marcos family s wish to bury their patriarch at 12 noon the following day November 18

Photo from Marcos Presidential Center

IN PHOTOS, VIDEOS: A night of rage, camaraderie, and purpose

Nov 19, 2016 - 7:48 AM

At the People Power Monument protesters share water and cookies chant with one voice and raise their fists against a common grievance

PEOPLE'S POWER. At the People Power Monument, protesters urge vehicles to express their opposition to the Marcos burial by honking their horns. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Sculptor Eduardo Castrillo dies at 73

May 20, 2016 - 2:33 PM

Eduardo Castrillo was the artist behind the People Power monument in EDSA and more iconic sculptures around the country

EDUARDO CASTRILLO. The Filipino sculptor behind iconic pieces like the People's Power Monument in EDSA, the 'Martyrdom of Dr Jose P Rizal' in Luneta Park, the Andres Bonifacio Monument near the City Hall of Manila, and more, has died. Photo from eduardocastrillo.com

Vandals deface People Power Monument with 'Marcos pa rin'

Mar 15, 2016 - 2:05 PM

Some netizens note the irony behind the defacement of the People Power Monument

EDSA Revolution trivia

Feb 25, 2014 - 6:38 PM

Rappler lists down the places symbols and songs that remind us of the EDSA People Power Revolution