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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

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

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

[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.

[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'

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

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

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

Aquino on EDSA 31: 'Hindi pa tapos ang laban'

Feb 25, 2017 - 6:09 PM

Former president Benigno Aquino III leads other Liberal Party members who join the rally to remember the 31st anniversary of the EDSA People Power revolt

EDSA 31. Former president Benigno Aquino III joins a rally on February 25, 2017, to mark the 31st anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution of 1986. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

Hundreds on PH streets as Duterte jails top critic

Feb 25, 2017 - 4:12 PM

UPDATED Protesters mass outside Camp Crame where Senator Leila de Lima is detained in a demonstration against the alleged death squad murders of thousands of drug suspects

TOP CRITIC JAILED. A supporter of Senator Leila De Lima, a top critic of President Rodrigo Duterte, shouts slogans as they hold a rally outside the court building in Muntinlupa City, suburban Manila on February 24, 2017, where De Lima was brought by the police to report to the court of her arrest. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

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

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Feb 23, 2017 - 10:59 AM

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U.S. Pinoys: People Power anniversary raises familiar red flags

Feb 21, 2017 - 2:54 PM

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#RepostEDSA: Reflections from a People Power baby

Feb 26, 2015 - 10:43 AM

Maybe the legacy of the People Power revolt lies in our capacity to remember and accept that we are all agents for change

Parts of EDSA closed for 'People Power'

Feb 23, 2013 - 7:37 PM

As part of the 27th anniversary of the People Power revolution parts of EDSA will be closed to traffic