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China at 70: 'Fantasy of cordial relations' with the Philippines

Oct 08, 2019 - 8:15 AM

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

'NEW AT 70'. Chinese participants take part in a gala in Tiananmen Square in Beijing on October 1, 2019, to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People'sRepublic of China. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Calls for U.N. investigation on anniversary of Khashoggi murder

Oct 02, 2019 - 8:01 PM

(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.

ONE YEAR AFTER. A man passes in front of a screen showing Jamal Khashoggi during a commemoration event of Khashoggi's supporters on November 11, 2018, in Istanbul. File photo by Ozan Kose/AFP

Hong Kong defies China anniversary with 'Day of Grief' rallies

Oct 01, 2019 - 2:49 PM

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

CHINA ANNIVERSARY PROTESTS. Protesters take part in a rally in the Wanchai district in Hong Kong on October 1, 2019, as the city observes the National Day holiday to mark the 70th anniversary of communist China's founding. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

Taiwan shrugs as communist China hails 70th anniversary

Sep 30, 2019 - 11:16 AM

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

REMEMBERING THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA. This photo taken on September 20, 2019 shows 100-year-old Kuomintang army veteran Hsiang Pi-chien at the Tainan Veterans Retirement Home in Tainan. Photo by Hsu Tsun-hsu/AFP

Hong Kongers start days of rallies ahead of China's birthday

Sep 28, 2019 - 5:35 PM

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

A man posts handbills and notes to help create a new "Lennon Wall" in the Admiralty area in Hong Kong on September 28, 2019, as activists mark the fifth anniversary of the "Umbrella Movement", a failed 79-day occupation that called for universal suffrage. Nicolas ASFOURI / AFP

Ghosts of China's past haunt former capital Nanjing

Sep 27, 2019 - 11:14 AM

Nanjing locals still remember when Mao Zedong's Nationalist rivals controlled China from their city, and some hint at dismay over its lost stature

This picture taken on September 4, 2019 shows tourists walking past a portrait of nationalist leader Sun Yat-sen at the Nanjing Chinese modern history museum, which once housed the presidential palace of the Republic of China from 1927 to 1949, in Nanjing, China's Jiangsu province. The eastern city of Nanjing contains vestiges of China's past that represent an inconvenient truth for the government today: the Chinese world has not always revolved around the Communists and Beijing.  STR / AFP

China then and now: the PRC at 70

Sep 26, 2019 - 9:09 AM

Here are some of the key ways in which China and its citizens have changed since the PRC was founded on October 1, 1949

EAST IS RED. This photo taken on September 15, 2019 shows people singing a patriotic song during an event in Hangzhou in China's eastern Zhejiang province, to celebrate the 70th year of the founding of the People's Republic of China. AFP Photo

East Timor celebrates 20 years since historic independence vote

Aug 30, 2019 - 6:04 PM

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

20 YEARS. This file photo shows pro-independence students of East Timor University during a demonstration in front of their university in Dili, East Timor 04 May 1999, a day before the signing in New York of documents setting out a UN-supervised poll on the territory's future. File photo by WEDA/AFP

China demands Britain stop 'meddling' in Hong Kong

Aug 11, 2019 - 12:23 PM

The Chinese foreign ministry says it was 'wrong' for British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to call Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam

FREEDOM. Hong Kong's colonial flag (center) is held up during a protest march in Hong Kong on July 1, 2017, coinciding with the 20th anniversary of the city's handover from British to Chinese rule. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

Duterte criticizes Cory legacy a day after her death anniversary

Aug 02, 2019 - 10:04 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte zeroes in on Corazon Aquino's controversial land reform program to question her legacy as president

Bishop Socrates Villegas lead the mass during the 10th death anniversary of former president Corazon Aquino at Manila Memorial Park in Paranaque on August 1, 2019. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

UK warns China of consequences over Hong Kong freedoms

Jul 03, 2019 - 11:48 AM

'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

Hong Kong's colonial flag (C) is held up during a protest march in Hong Kong on July 1, 2017, coinciding with the 20th anniversary of the city's handover from British to Chinese rule. China's President Xi Jinping warned July 1 that any challenge to Beijing's control over Hong Kong crossed a "red line", as thousands calling for more democracy marched through the city 20 years since it was handed back by Britain. Anthony WALLACE / AFP

Hong Kong grapples with protest aftermath; China demands criminal probe

Jul 02, 2019 - 3:46 PM

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

Posters, including one featuring Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam, are seen on the floor outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong on July 2, 2019, a day after protesters broke into the building. Hong Kong's leader on July 2 condemned "the extreme use of violence" by masked protesters who stormed and ransacked the city's legislature in an unprecedented challenge to Beijing's authority. Vivek PRAKASH / AFP

Hong Kong police retake parliament from anti-government protesters

Jul 02, 2019 - 7:22 AM

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

Police fire tear gas at protesters near the government headquarters in Hong Kong on July 2, 2019. Riot police fired tear gas as they attempted to dislodge anti-government protesters in the early hours of the morning of July 2 in chaotic scenes in the heart of Hong Kong. Anthony WALLACE / AFP

Protesters ransack Hong Kong parliament on China handover anniversary

Jul 01, 2019 - 2:02 PM

(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

PROTEST. Protesters try to push a metal cart through a closed entrance at the government headquarters in Hong Kong on July 1, 2019 on the 22nd anniversary of the city's handover from Britain to China. Photo by Vivek Prakash/AFP

Protesters seize roads as Hong Kong braces for rally on handover anniversary

Jul 01, 2019 - 7:22 AM

(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

PROTEST. Protesters set up barricades at Lung Wo road outside the Legislative Council in Hong Kong before the flag raising ceremony to mark the 22nd anniversary of handover to China early on July 1, 2019. Photo by Vivek Prakash/AFP

China detains activists, mutes livestreams ahead of Tiananmen anniversary

May 31, 2019 - 8:25 AM

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

HONG KONG REMEMBERS. Pro-democracy activists attend a march in Hong Kong on May 26, 2019 to commemorate the June 4, 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown in Beijing. Photo by Philip Fong/AFP

These celebrity couples all celebrated their wedding anniversaries this weekend

Apr 28, 2019 - 4:44 PM

Happy anniversary to Sharon Cuneta and Kiko Panglinan, Judy Ann Santos and Ryan Agoncillo, and Lucy Torres and Richard Gomez!

NATO plans for Russian 'aggression' on 70th anniversary

Apr 05, 2019 - 8:25 AM

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'

PREPARED. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg holds a press conference during a meeting of NATO foreign ministers part of the 70th anniversary of the alliance at the US Department of State April 4, 2019, in Washington, DC. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

NATO anniversary party turns ugly as US rips Germany, Turkey

Apr 04, 2019 - 7:31 AM

Hours before foreign ministers from the 29-member Western alliance opens talks in Washington, US Vice President Mike Pence delivers a stinging rebuke

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg speaks during a forum about NATO at The Anthem on April 3, 2019, in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP)

Tibet supporters in India mark 60 years since uprising

Mar 10, 2019 - 7:47 PM

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'

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

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

Cuba celebrates 60 years of revolution amongst challenges and change

Jan 01, 2019 - 11:30 AM

For the first time, Cuba celebrates 60 years of revolution without a revolutionary fighter leading the government

NEW CUBA. This file photo, handout from the official Cuban website, shows, then Cuban President Raul Castro (left) and First Vice-President Miguel Diaz-Canel in Havana on April 18, 2018. Diaz-Canel has since been named new president. Handout/ www.cubadebate.cu/AFP

Duterte skips Rizal Day rites in Davao City

Dec 30, 2018 - 3:43 PM

(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'

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shows a gesture of respect after laying the wreath at the Rizal National Monument in Rizal Park, Manila to honor the memory of the country's national hero during the 121st Anniversary of Dr. Jose Rizal's Martyrdom on December 30, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

LOOK: The Communist Party of the Philippines at 50

Dec 27, 2018 - 7:04 PM

Communists in Quezon Province hold an intimate celebration

Armed members of the New Peoples Army-Melito Glor Command gather on a clearing in the lower Sierra Madre mountains in Quezon Province, south of Manila, to celebrate the 50th year founding of the Communist Party of the Philippines on December 26, 2018. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

De Lima slams Marcos on 2nd anniversary of hero's burial

Nov 18, 2018 - 11:30 AM

The conviction of Imelda Marcos is a clear statement that dictator Ferdinand Marcos is not a hero, says detained Senator Leila de Lima

DE LIMA. Opposition senator Leila de Lima has been detained for almost two years for charges of conspiracy to commit illegal drug trade. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

World leaders mark 100 years since end of World War I

Nov 11, 2018 - 11:46 AM

(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

REMEMBERING. French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel stand side-by-side during a French-German ceremony in the clearing of Rethondes (the Glade of the Armistice) in Compiegne, northern France, on November 10, 2018 as part of commemorations marking the 100th anniversary of the 11 November 1918 armistice, ending World War I. Photo by Philippe Wojazer/AFP

Brother Eddie's Jesus Is Lord Church marks 40th anniversary

Oct 28, 2018 - 3:42 PM

Brother Eddie Villanueva, founder of Jesus Is Lord Church, says injustices continue in the Philippines because not everyone recognizes God

JIL ANNIVERSARY. Jesus Is Lord (JIL) founder Brother Eddie Villanueva stresses the importance of knowing and acknowledging God as he slams the 'vicious cycle' and 'rampant injustice' in the Philippines. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Public school teachers, staff to get P3,000 anniversary bonus

Oct 28, 2018 - 9:43 AM

The bonus comes as the Department of Education marks its 155th anniversary on December 20

BONUS SOON. Elementary students inside a pubic school in Marikina City on September 27, 2017. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Selling our memory to thieves

Sep 24, 2018 - 8:19 AM

Martial Law was here in one blow decades ago, and is here now – in increments we continue refusing to see

INSIDE STORY: How Duterte handled Trillanes fiasco from Israel, Jordan

Sep 22, 2018 - 2:00 PM

Who was the most surprised at President Duterte's order revoking Senator Trillanes' amnesty? His own Cabinet.

Why a coconut juice vendor sells at the Martial Law 2018 rally

Sep 21, 2018 - 10:58 PM

Big gatherings such as anti-Duterte rallies are seen as ways to earn a little more than usual

VENDOR. Bernard delos Santos, 38, is a coconut juice vendor in Manila. Photo by Charles Salazar/Rappler

Filipinos remember Martial Law: 'Dictatorship is back'

Sep 21, 2018 - 10:31 PM

Thousands of protesters gather to denounce a 'creeping dictatorship' as the Philippines marks the 46th anniversary of Martial Law

REMEMBERING DICTATORSHIP. An artwork depicting President Rodrigo Duterte (center), former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (left), and dictator Ferdinand Marcos is displayed on the anniversary of Martial Law on September 21, 2018. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Nene Pimentel: EJKs not allowed in PH 'then, now, or ever'

Sep 21, 2018 - 8:30 PM

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

Enrile’s claims about Martial Law ‘revolting, insanely disgusting’ – lawmakers

Sep 21, 2018 - 6:49 PM

Opposition lawmakers slam ex-defense minister Juan Ponce Enrile for deliberately attempting to distort the truth about Martial Law

HISTORICAL REVISIONISM. Ex-defense minister Juan Ponce Enrile is interviewed by Bongbong Marcos, the son of the late dictator that Enrile once served. Screenshot from Bongbong's YouTube account

From Luzon to Mindanao, youths vow to fight return of dictatorship under Duterte

Sep 21, 2018 - 6:32 PM

(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

Counter-protest: Pro-Duterte crowd arrives at anti-Martial Law rally in Luneta

Sep 21, 2018 - 6:30 PM

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

RED SHIRT CROWD. President Rodrigo Duterte's supporters rally at the Luneta Grandstand to counter the anti-Martial Law gathering at the nearby Rizal Monument on September 21, 2018, the 46th anniversary of the Declaration of Martail Law. All photos by Gerard Carreon/Rappler

‘Repudiate’ Enrile, Marcos attempt to revise history, says Nene Pimentel

Sep 21, 2018 - 6:01 PM

'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

ConCom member fromer senator Nene Pimentel at a hearing on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, for the Initial deliberation on the proposed Philippine Federal Constitution drafts at the House of Representative in Quezon City. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Sister Patricia Fox joins Mass on Martial Law anniversary

Sep 21, 2018 - 5:48 PM

'A Mass is hardly a political activity,' says Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox after a Mass to commemorate the 46th anniversary of Martial Law

Sister Patricia Fox attends mass at the San Agustin Church in Intramuros, Manila, September 21, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Robredo: 'It’s time to take a stand because democracy is at risk again'

Sep 21, 2018 - 5:30 PM

'Tinatawag tayo ng panahon upang umaksyon at ang pagkakataong ganito ay minsan lamang babalik sa atin,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

FOR DEMOCRACY. Vice President Leni Robredo delivers her speech at De La Salle Universit on September 21, 2018. Photo by OVP

[OPINION] Is it really time to move on from Martial Law?

Sep 21, 2018 - 5:04 PM

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?

LIST: False claims of Juan Ponce Enrile on Martial Law

Sep 21, 2018 - 4:58 PM

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

MARTIAL LAW. Ex-senator Bongbong Marcos interviews ex-defense minister and Senate president Juan Ponce Enrile. Screenshots from Bongbong's YouTube account

Aquino on Enrile: Old age not an excuse to bend truth about Martial Law

Sep 21, 2018 - 4:42 PM

'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

NEVER FORGET. Former president Benigno Aquino III (2nd, left), flanked by Senators Bam Aquino and Kiko Pangilinan, at the Mass for Peace at De La Salle University on September 21, 2018, the 46th anniversary of the Martial Law declaration. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

#NeverAgain: Artists, celebrities speak out on 46th Martial Law anniversary

Sep 21, 2018 - 4:14 PM

From millennials to the older generations, several prominent personalities share their thoughts on the Marcos dictatorship

'Distortion of truth': Diokno family slams Bongbong Marcos, Enrile

Sep 21, 2018 - 2:52 PM

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'

Bongbong Marcos interviews Enrile to ‘correct distortions’ of Martial Law story

Sep 21, 2018 - 1:26 PM

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

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

September 21 rallies: 'Resist the creeping dictatorship'

Sep 21, 2018 - 9:57 AM

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'

PAST AND PRESENT. An artist applies finishing touches on giant art heads of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos and President Rodrigo Duterte for the 46th anniversary of Martial Law on September 21, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler