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UNESCO adds Bahrain burial mounds to World Heritage List

Jul 06, 2019 - 10:29 PM

There are some 11,774 burial mounds, says UNESCO, while another 15 sites include 17 royal mounds built as two-story towers

HERITAGE. A picture taken on July 2, 2019 shows the Dilmun Burial Mounds, near the village of Aali, south of the Bahraini capital Manama. STR/AFP

Egypt's former president Morsi quietly buried in Cairo

Jun 18, 2019 - 7:28 PM

The Islamist leader is buried at a cemetery in eastern Cairo's Medinat Nasr

LAID TO REST. This picture shows a general view of the Al-Wafaa Wa al-Amal cemetery after the former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi was buried, in Nasr city district, east of the capital Cairo on June 18, 2019. Photo by Khaled Desouki/AFP

Syrian refugee father and son laid to rest as New Zealand burials start

Mar 20, 2019 - 11:59 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Hundreds of mostly Muslim mourners gather at a cemetery in the southern city of Christchurch to lay to rest Khalid Mustafa and his 15-year-old son Hamza

LAID TO REST. Mourners offer funeral prayers for Khalid Mustafa and his son Hamza Mustafa, slain by an Australian white supremacist gunman who shot down 50 Muslims at two mosques, at the Memorial Park cemetery in Christchurch on March 20, 2019. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

George H.W. Bush, president and servant-statesman, is laid to rest

Dec 07, 2018 - 10:36 AM

'The 41st President of the United States of America, George Herbert Walker Bush, has reached his final resting place,' says family spokesman Jim McGrath

GOODBYE. The flag-draped casket of former President George H.W. Bush is carried by a joint services military honor guard for burial at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in College Station, Texas on December 6, 2018. Photo by David J. Phillip/Pool/AFP

The week in photos: November 17-23, 2018

Nov 24, 2018 - 7:00 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

RAINY DEPARTURE. China's President Xi Jinping carries an umbrella while walking up a set of stairs to his plane as he departs from Manila at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on November 21, 2018. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

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

Kofi Annan to receive state burial in Ghana on September 13

Aug 25, 2018 - 9:50 AM

'It's going to be a major event for our country... I expect many leaders to be present,' says Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo

(FILES) In this file photo taken on April 28, 2004 United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan takes a question during a press conference at the UN Headquarters in New York. Former United Nations Secretary General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan has died on August 18, 2018 after a short illness at the age of 80, his foundation announced. "It is with immense sadness that the Annan family and the Kofi Annan Foundation announce that Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations and Nobel Peace Laureate, passed away peacefully on Saturday 18th August after a short illness," the foundation said in a statement. Timothy A. CLARY / AFP

After 18 years, Tagum soldier killed in Erap's all-out war gets hero's burial

Apr 30, 2018 - 7:08 PM

Technical Sergeant Claudio Forrosuelo died fighting the Moro Islamic Liberation Front in Maguindanao in 2000

HERO. The remains of valour awardee Technical Sergeant Claudio Forrosuelo are exhumed from Tagum City in April 2018, and will be brought to Taguig City for interment at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. Photo from the Facebook account of Joemar Rey Escaro Yanga, the late soldier’s nephew

[OPINION] My year that was

Jan 01, 2018 - 11:45 AM

I, who have lived in and loved this country for so long, have become heart broken. 2017. A very bad year. And yet 2017 has been the best of times.

Slain Nueva Ecija priest Tito Paez laid to rest

Dec 11, 2017 - 3:00 PM

At the Santo Niño Cemetery, the crowd sings Filipino patriotic songs 'Bayan Ko' and 'Pilipinas Kong Mahal'

FINAL resting place of Father Tito Paez at the Santo Niño Cemetery in Nueva Ecija. All photos by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Filipinos slam Marcos a year after hero's burial

Nov 18, 2017 - 7:55 PM

The Philippines marks the first year since dictator Ferdinand Marcos was buried a hero upon the orders of President Rodrigo Duterte

'NO HERO'. Protesters slam the burial of Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

LOOK: Protesters bring shovels near Marcos grave

Nov 18, 2017 - 5:49 PM

'Unearth the dictator,' says an anti-Marcos group a year after the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos was given a hero's burial

HUKAYIN. Anti-Marcos group Block Marcos staged a protest in front of the Libingan ng mga Bayani on Saturday, November 18. Photo by Twitter user @nicadoom

Marcos not a hero, critics assert a year after hero's burial

Nov 18, 2017 - 4:40 PM

'Honors undeserved do not transform the undeserving,' says former solicitor general Florin Hilbay

LOYALISTS. Marcos loyalists with Ilocos Governor Imee Marcos gather in Manila on November 7, 2016. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

A year after Marcos burial, minority senators honor protesters as 'true heroes'

Nov 18, 2017 - 3:59 PM

'On this day, let us choose to remember not the burial but the people who rose to the call: protesters who showed a strong sense of hope, pride, and solidarity,' say minority senators a year after dictator Ferdinand Marcos was given a hero's burial

NOT A HERO. Mostly victims during the martial law, protesters oppose the burial of the late President Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

'Geriatrics' in gov't can learn from TIME teen influencer Shibby de Guzman

Nov 04, 2017 - 10:30 PM

'Shibby has shown us that we don’t have to have hundreds of thousands of followers...to be recognized in the world – distinction follows where we choose to be decent and conscientious human beings,' says Senator Leila de Lima

Thousands to attend burial of Cebu's Cardinal Vidal

Oct 26, 2017 - 7:36 AM

The Philippines' 3 living cardinals – Cardinal Tagle, Cardinal Rosales, and Cardinal Quevedo – will also pay their last respects to Cardinal Vidal

LATE CARDINAL. Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal is set to be buried on October 26, 2017. Photo by Gelo Litonjua

#WalangPasok: Duterte declares Oct 26 holiday in Cebu for Vidal's burial

Oct 23, 2017 - 8:09 PM

(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte issues Proclamation Number 333 to allow Cebuanos to pay their last respects to Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal

DUTERTE'S VISIT. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte gives a message during his visit to the wake of former Archbishop of Cebu Ricardo Vidal at the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral on October 23, 2017. Photo by Richard Madelo/Presidential photo

The week in photos: September 30-October 6, 2017

Oct 07, 2017 - 1:54 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

SLUTWALK. Women's rights activists march against gender inequalities during what the organizers called 'the third annual Amber Rose SlutWalk' in downtown Los Angeles, California on October 1, 2017. Photo by Mark Ralston/AFP

36 human remains laid to rest in mass burial in Marawi

Oct 05, 2017 - 4:35 PM

This is the third batch of remains buried in the area. They were recovered from the main battle area in Marawi City.

IN PHOTOS: Reynaldo de Guzman's burial

Sep 13, 2017 - 1:12 PM

The boy found with 30 stab wounds is laid to rest on September 13 2017

FINAL VIEWING. Lina Gabriel joins husband Eddie in bidding goodbye to son Kulot. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Carl Arnaiz buried: 'Salamat sa mga naniniwalang inosente siyang tao'

Sep 05, 2017 - 5:03 PM

On the day of the 19 year old s burial the Arnaiz family gets an assurance from Malacañang that there will be an impartial and transparent probe into his death

LAID TO REST. Relatives and friends on September 5, 2017, bury Carl Arnaiz, the 19-year-old former UP student who was killed by Caloocan police. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

28 unidentified bodies retrieved from Marawi battle zone laid to rest

Sep 05, 2017 - 12:09 PM

UPDATED Residents looking for missing family members are encouraged to submit their DNA samples to see if they will match the specimen retrieved from the cadavers

28 cadavers were buried today by the Lanao del Sur Provincial disaster risk reduction and management office in Maqbara, Marawi City. The bodies were recovered from the main battle area in Marawi city were IS-linked Maute Group are holding ground. Some of the bodies were recovered last August 30-31,2017. (bobby lagsa/rappler)

WATCH: Who is Kian?

Aug 26, 2017 - 11:56 PM

Kian delos Santos is only a name to many Filipinos His friends share how he lived his life with them

PAYING LAST RESPECT. Friends and family continue to seek justice for Kian after he was shot dead on August 16. Photos by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

WATCH: Hundreds join funeral march for Kian delos Santos

Aug 26, 2017 - 3:08 PM

Supporters of Kian delos Santos and critics of the Duterte administration s war on drugs join the march while others wait for the vehicle bearing the slain teenager to pass by

FUNERAL MARCH. The procession began at the Sta Quiteria Parish Church in Caloocan City and ends in La Loma Cemetery. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Supreme Court upholds hero's burial for Marcos

Aug 08, 2017 - 6:30 PM

In a 10 5 vote the Supreme Court denies the motions for reconsideration filed by groups opposing the burial of Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani

HERO'S BURIAL. Children of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos –€“ Ferdinand Jr and Imee –€“ and the late strongman's wife, Imelda, look on as their family patriarch is given a hero's burial on November 18, 2016. Screenshot from video posted by Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos

Mass burial for bodies recovered in Marawi battle zone

Jul 24, 2017 - 12:36 PM

The remains of 27 unidentified bodies recovered in the battle zone in Marawi are finally buried in a mass burial

MASS BURIAL. The remains of 27 bodies recovered from the Marawi battle zone are finally buried. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler MASS BURIAL. The remains of 27 bodies recovered from the Marawi battle zone are finally buried. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler MASS BURIAL. The remains of 27 bodies recovered from the Marawi battle zone are finally buried. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

4 suspected Maute fighters, 2 victims buried in Iligan City

Jun 29, 2017 - 6:55 PM

The bodies of the 4 Maute members are unclaimed prompting the city government of Iligan to bury them in a government built apartment type graveyard

BURIAL. Six bodies were buried at the San Roque Cemetery in Dalipuga, Iligan City on Thursday, June 29, 2017. Four of the bodies are Maute terror group members while 2 were civilians killed by the group. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Jose Calida's many hats for friend Rody

Jun 26, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Calling himself the tribune of the people Solicitor General Jose Calida has visited a drug lord in jail and faced the Supreme Court – all to bring down a Duterte critic

Midas Marquez: Marcos burial sound, no need to convene Congress on ML

Jun 19, 2017 - 12:14 PM

Court Administrator Midas Marquez is applying to be the next associate justice of the High Tribunal

APPLICANT FOR SC JUSTICE. Midas Marquez is back in the public eye as he applies for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court (SC) in public interviews conducted by the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) on June 19, 2017. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

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

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

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

Anti-Marcos group: Quiet EDSA anniversary rites part of revisionism

Feb 22, 2017 - 12:45 PM

The BlockMarcos Movement accuses the Duterte administration of downplaying the struggles of those who fought the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos

Anti-Marcos protesters gather at the People Power Monument on February 22 to start a series of protests in commemoration of the 31st anniversary of the EDSA uprising. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

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Jan 20, 2017 - 12:28 PM

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War on drugs, Marcos revival hurting talks – NDF

Jan 20, 2017 - 7:48 AM

Negotiators of the government and the communist National Democratic Front of the Philippines are in Rome for the 3rd round of talks

3RD ROUND. Negotiators of the government and the communist National Democratic Front are back in the negotiating table to end Asia's longest-running communist insurgency. Photo from OPAPP

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

[WATCH] 2016: Change is here

Dec 31, 2016 - 1:26 AM

From the 2016 Duterte election win the war on drugs the weaponization of the internet Trump’s victory and Manila’s shift from U S to China — it was a year that turned traditional politics upside down Watch Rappler s 2016 yearender

Robredo: I never joined a rally calling for Duterte ouster

Dec 30, 2016 - 6:05 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo tells President Rodrigo Duterte to stop imagining plots against him

File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

For his victory, Duterte says he owes Imee Marcos, 3 other governors

Dec 29, 2016 - 7:17 PM

The President also names Jose Zubiri and Abet Garcia as among the governors who helped him win

NO DUTERTE CONTRIBUTION. Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos says President Rodrigo Duterte was only joking when he said she gave money to his campaign. File photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

2016 on X: From political to personal

Dec 22, 2016 - 7:55 PM

From the elections and the Marcos burial to various advocacies and campaigns the X community saw an increase in civic participation from netizens

2016: The year the Marcoses had it so good

Dec 14, 2016 - 9:41 PM

How the Marcos family has come full circle 3 decades after being ousted from Malacañang

Marcos burial in textbooks? We'll include 'critical side' – Briones

Dec 14, 2016 - 5:10 PM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones says students will also learn why 5 Supreme Court justices voted against the hero s burial for Ferdinand Marcos

Photo from Marcos Presidential Center

Conclusion: Time for pro-democracy forces' agenda

Dec 11, 2016 - 11:00 AM

The November 25 and 30 mass actions have confirmed two things: first the existence of a critical mass of warm bodies to comprise the pro democracy movement; and second the emergence of young people or millennials as a new force to reckon with

Marcos burial a major issue in peace talks – Jalandoni

Dec 10, 2016 - 7:41 PM

The National Democratic Front says the hero s burial for dictator Ferdinand Marcos and the release of political prisoners will be the top issues it will discuss with the government panel in January

WATCH: Left's 1st effigy under Duterte depicts fascist monster

Dec 10, 2016 - 5:53 PM

The effigy depicts the resurrection and rehabilitation of the Marcoses and concerns over the rise in extrajudicial killings Karapatan says

HUMAN RIGHTS DAY. On December 10, 2016, a child looks at a pile of 'dead bodies' that forms part of an effigy depicting the culture of impunity in the Philippines and the authoritarian tendencies of President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo by Voltaire Tupaz/Rappler

Robredo to Marcos burial protesters: Speak with 'one voice'

Dec 10, 2016 - 10:07 AM

Vice President Leni Robredo however admits unifying the anti Marcos protesters will be difficult because of her political affiliation

UNITY. Vice President Leni Robredo wants to unify the dissenting voices against the Marcos burial issue. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Filipinos and the politics of acceptance

Dec 06, 2016 - 9:55 PM

What I have learned from history is that often Filipinos have been asked to accept the very tragedies which have defined us

Robredo: I don't have political skill to oust Duterte

Dec 06, 2016 - 5:25 PM

Robredo also noted that while she issued statements against the Marcos burial she did not attend rallies out of respect for Duterte as his housing czar

Philippines' Vice-President Leni Robredo gestures during a press conference in Manila on December 5, 2016.  Robredo vowed on December 5 to spearhead national opposition against extrajudicial killings and other flashpoint issues surrounding firebrand leader Rodrigo Duterte's controversial anti-crime crackdown. / AFP PHOTO / Noel CELIS

Evasco: Duterte demanded respect from Robredo

Dec 06, 2016 - 10:25 AM

UPDATED If you are a member of the Cabinet you should respect the presiding officer who happens to be the President says Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Jun Evasco Jr

PLOT VS LENI? Vice President Leni Robredo attends a security briefing in Malacañang. Photo by Leni Robredo Media Bureau

Robredo: Opposition to Marcos burial possibly the clincher

Dec 05, 2016 - 11:30 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says her biggest difference with President Rodrigo Duterte is her stand on the hero s burial for the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos

Philippines' Vice-President Leni Robredo gestures during a press conference in Manila on December 5, 2016.  Robredo vowed on December 5 to spearhead national opposition against extrajudicial killings and other flashpoint issues surrounding firebrand leader Rodrigo Duterte's controversial anti-crime crackdown. / AFP PHOTO / Noel CELIS