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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 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)

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

[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.

[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

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

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

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

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

[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

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

The relevance of the EDSA People Power Revolution, 31 years later

Feb 26, 2017 - 8:30 AM

The 1986 People Power revolution was not merely a people’s collective exertion against a tyrannical regime More importantly it was a people’s war to recover their dignity and freedom ensuring that as life comes from God only God can take away

Personalities involved in the People Power revolt link arms while singing during the celebration 31st EDSA revolution inside the Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City on February 24, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Despite 'silent' celebration, thousands relive spirit of EDSA

Feb 26, 2017 - 1:09 AM

Organizers of the rally say 6 000 participated in the Power of We protest set on the 31st anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution

POWER OF WE. Thousands of protesters gather at the People Power Monument to commemorate the 31st anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution

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

Pangilinan: 'Real change' lies in 'people power'

Feb 25, 2017 - 10:46 PM

I believe the war on drugs should be refocused [to] war on poverty to reach a developed nation status says Senator Francis Pangilinan

EDSA31. Senator Francis "Kiko" Pangilinan said in a forum on the commemoration of the 31st anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution that real change lies in the empowerment of the Filipino people

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

Duterte critics, supporters clash along EDSA

Feb 25, 2017 - 8:04 PM

A scuffle erupts after around 7 Duterte supporters arrive at a rally of thousands of Duterte critics near the People Power Monument

CLASH ALONG EDSA. Singer Jim Paredes confronts supporters of President Rodrigo Duterte along EDSA on February 25, 2017. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Thousands gather at Luneta to support Duterte

Feb 25, 2017 - 7:34 PM

UPDATED It is a show of force to support President Rodrigo Duterte It also coincides with the 31st anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution

TIMELINE: How the Marcoses made their political comeback

Feb 25, 2017 - 4:13 PM

After being forced into exile following the 1986 EDSA Revolution the Marcoses slowly return to politics with members of the late dictator s family now holding government positions

REELECTIONISTS. Vice presidential candidate Bongbong Marcos joins Ilocos Norte 2nd District Representative Imelda Marcos and Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos file their certificates of candidacy in October October 16. Photo from the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte

Palace on Marcos comparison: 'Duterte is his own person'

Feb 25, 2017 - 3:53 PM

Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella claims that dictator Ferdinand Marcos is not that iconic in the mind of the President

NEW MACOY? The Palace rejects comparisons of President Rodrigo Duterte to the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos. File photo by Marcelino Pascua/Presidential Photo

Leftist groups demand 'genuine change' on 31st EDSA anniversary

Feb 25, 2017 - 1:37 PM

Leftist groups ask President Rodrigo Duterte to fulfill his campaign promise to seal a peace deal with communist rebels

RESUME PEACE TALKS. Progressive groups call for the restoration of peace talks and the fulfilment of the government's promises on the 31st anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

READ: Sara Duterte reminds bishop on meaning of EDSA

Feb 25, 2017 - 11:58 AM

Let me tell you what freedom is It is to live a life that is free from your selective moral standard This is what the meaning of EDSA is the Davao City mayor tells Lingayen Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas in an open letter

MEANING OF EDSA. In this file photo, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte attends the Change of Command Ceremony of the Task Force Davao on September 8, 2016 in Davao City. File photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

De Lima: 'In face of looming darkness, inflame spirit of EDSA'

Feb 25, 2017 - 10:09 AM

Sa kasalukuyan pilit na sinusubukan ng ilan na palabnawin ang diwa ng EDSA kasabay ng pagsupil sa ating demokrasya says the embattled senator

File photo by Joseph Vidal/PRIB

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

STAKEOUT: 1986 People Power – Pagbabalik-tanaw

Feb 25, 2017 - 7:58 AM

Habang papalabas ako ng Palasyo at sa aking paglalakad isang foreign journalist na nagla live report ang aking nadaanan at nakaringgan na ganito ang sinasabi: We the Americans like to think we taught Filipinos democracy Tonight they are teaching the world

Robredo to Duterte: 'Mr President, we call you to task'

Feb 24, 2017 - 8:07 PM

Be the leader you promised to be and stop the lies that are distorting the truth in our society today says the Vice President in her strongest speech yet on the current state of affairs

HOPE. Vice President Leni Robredo delivers the message of hope for the 31st anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution. Photo from the Office of the Vice President

Cardinal Tagle to parishes: Hold People Power activities

Feb 24, 2017 - 6:09 PM

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle makes this unprecedented move as the Duterte administration chooses to hold a low key celebration of People Power this year

TOP PRELATE. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle urges parishes in the Archdiocese of Manila to remember the EDSA People Power Revolution of February 1986. File photo courtesy of Veritas846.ph on Facebook

March, but mourn not the demise of EDSA Republic

Feb 24, 2017 - 5:00 PM

The EDSA Republic’s failure to live up to its promises spawned Dutertismo

De Lima arrest, Villegas vs Duterte, Project NOAH | Midday wRap

Feb 24, 2017 - 3:13 PM

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Duterte on EDSA anniversary: No group has monopoly of patriotism

Feb 24, 2017 - 12:14 PM

Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea delivers the message of President Rodrigo Duterte who skipped the EDSA commemorative event

EDSA CELEBRATION. Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea (3rd,L) at the Camp Aguinaldo EDSA event with former president Fidel Ramos, former senator Juan Ponce Enrile, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III, and Presidential Adviser Joey Concepcion. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Sara Duterte calls CBCP head 'worse than a hundred Dutertes'

Feb 24, 2017 - 11:00 AM

The President s daughter says her father understands the meaning of the EDSA People Power Revolution more than delusional hypocrites like Archbishop Socrates Villegas

DEFENDING DUTERTE. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte reacts to a letter written by Archbishop Socrates Villegas. File photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

FULL TEXT: Archbishop Villegas' open letter to Cardinal Sin on EDSA

Feb 24, 2017 - 10:20 AM

4 days of bloodless revolution Wow Now 8 months of relentless killings of the poor in the name of change It is a nightmare Your Eminence It is a shame

MENTOR AND AIDE. The late Manila Archbishop Jaime Cardinal Sin (right) served as the mentor of then Father Socrates Villegas (left), now archbishop of Lingayen-Dagupan and president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines. File photo from CBCP