Rappler's latest stories on anniversary
As the People’s Republic of China celebrates 70 years since its founding anniversary, the Asian giant has gone from poor neighbor to rich neighbor – and bully – of the Philippines
(UPDATED) 'I still seek justice. I want to know what happened to his body. I want his friends to be released from jail. I want those in power to be held accountable for their actions,' says Khashoggi's fiancee Hatice Cengiz.
Hong Kong is on edge as protesters vow to overshadow Beijing's festivities, stepping up nearly 4 months of protests pushing for greater democratic freedoms and police accountability
Taiwan remains a sore point to this day among party leaders in Beijing, and the emergence of a growing Taiwanese identity is a headache for Beijing's plans
Democracy protesters in semi-autonomous Hong Kong are determined to take the shine off the festivities to mark 70 years since the founding of the People's Republic of China
Nanjing locals still remember when Mao Zedong's Nationalist rivals controlled China from their city, and some hint at dismay over its lost stature
Here are some of the key ways in which China and its citizens have changed since the PRC was founded on October 1, 1949
The capital Dili is filled with banners and flags as residents gear up for festivities, two decades after the tiny nation saw a rocky transition to stable democracy
The Chinese foreign ministry says it was 'wrong' for British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to call Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam
President Rodrigo Duterte zeroes in on Corazon Aquino's controversial land reform program to question her legacy as president
'Hong Kong is part of China and we have to accept that. But the freedoms in Hong Kong are enshrined in a joint declaration' signed with former colonial ruler Britain, says UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt
The semi-autonomous financial hub is thrown into crisis by weeks of demonstrations over a bill that would allow extraditions to the Chinese mainland, with the issue becoming a lightning rod for resentment towards Beijing
Just after midnight, police officers move in from several directions, firing tear gas and wielding batons as they charged – and sending plumes of smoke drifting across Hong Kong
(5th UPDATE) Anti-government demonstrators breach the complex after hours of attempting to smash into the building, using a metal cart as a battering ram and wielding steel poles to prize open gaps in the reinforced windows
(4th UPDATE) The rally comes against the backdrop of unprecedented anti-government protests over the past 3 weeks that have drawn millions and anger over police using tear gas and rubber bullets to clear crowds
Discussions of the 1989 pro-democracy protests and its military suppression are taboo in China, and authorities have rounded up or warned activists, lawyers and journalists ahead of the anniversary each year
Happy anniversary to Sharon Cuneta and Kiko Panglinan, Judy Ann Santos and Ryan Agoncillo, and Lucy Torres and Richard Gomez!
At the close of talks in Washington, foreign ministers from the 29-nation alliance say in a joint statement that they face 'an unpredictable and challenging security situation' that includes 'a more aggressive Russia'
Hours before foreign ministers from the 29-member Western alliance opens talks in Washington, US Vice President Mike Pence delivers a stinging rebuke
The Dalai Lama remains a thorn in the side to China, which adamantly rejects any suggestion of Tibetan autonomy and blacklisted him as a dangerous 'separatist'
This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world
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
'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
(UPDATED) ‘There’s no issue there, just a scheduling conflict,’ the former chief justice tells Rappler, but organizers refute this
(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
For the first time, Cuba celebrates 60 years of revolution without a revolutionary fighter leading the government
(UPDATED) In a prepared speech read by his daughter, Duterte urges 'everyone to emulate Rizal's patriotism in their own ways by supporting the government's development against corruption, criminality, and illegal drugs'
Communists in Quezon Province hold an intimate celebration
The conviction of Imelda Marcos is a clear statement that dictator Ferdinand Marcos is not a hero, says detained Senator Leila de Lima
(UPDATED) Around 70 leaders including US and Russian Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin will mark the centenary of the 1918 Armistice in the French capital
Brother Eddie Villanueva, founder of Jesus Is Lord Church, says injustices continue in the Philippines because not everyone recognizes God
The bonus comes as the Department of Education marks its 155th anniversary on December 20
Martial Law was here in one blow decades ago, and is here now – in increments we continue refusing to see
Who was the most surprised at President Duterte's order revoking Senator Trillanes' amnesty? His own Cabinet.
Big gatherings such as anti-Duterte rallies are seen as ways to earn a little more than usual
Thousands of protesters gather to denounce a 'creeping dictatorship' as the Philippines marks the 46th anniversary of Martial Law
Former Senate president Aquilino 'Nene' Pimentel Jr says the 10-year military rule of the disgraced dictator Ferdinand Marcos was much worse, but the extrajudicial killings happening now are also not right
Opposition lawmakers slam ex-defense minister Juan Ponce Enrile for deliberately attempting to distort the truth about Martial Law
(UPDATED) Hundreds of Filipino youth gather in key cities across the country on Friday, September 21, condemning the similarities of Ferdinand Marcos and Rodrigo Duterte
More than an hour before the start of the anti-Martial Law activity in Luneta, administration supporters, wearing red shirts, are bussed in to hold their own rally nearby
'Let us expose them for what they are. They are trying to perpetuate a legacy that had better been placed in the box of history under several feet underground,' says former senate president Nene Pimentel
'A Mass is hardly a political activity,' says Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox after a Mass to commemorate the 46th anniversary of Martial Law
'Tinatawag tayo ng panahon upang umaksyon at ang pagkakataong ganito ay minsan lamang babalik sa atin,' says Vice President Leni Robredo
Certain words and stories lose their power when told too many times. People can’t respond to horror stories and torture porn forever. Is there a better way of remembering Martial Law?
Former Marcos defense minister Juan Ponce Enrile, the architect and implementor of Martial Law, also wrongly claims that there were no massacres during that time
'Pasensiya na, pero 'yung totoo, totoo; 'yung pambobola, pambobola pa rin,' says former president Benigno Aquino III after the Martial Law architect airs a revisionist view of what happened
From millennials to the older generations, several prominent personalities share their thoughts on the Marcos dictatorship
The family of the late statesmen Jose Diokno slams former senator Juan Ponce Enrile for peddling lies about Marcos' Martial Law, calling his actions a 'pathetic attempt at rewriting our history'
The son of the deposed dictator airs the version of former defense minister Juan Ponce Enrile to address what he considers the millennials' 'different approach' to Martial Law
Filipino protesters on September 21, the 46th anniversary of Martial Law under Ferdinand Marcos, seek 'to disallow another dictator to rise or an old one to return'