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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

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

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

The week in photos: August 18-24, 2018

Aug 25, 2018 - 7:30 PM

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

INNOCENCE. Young Rohingya refugees enjoy ride in a traditional wooden ferris wheel during Eid Al-Adha festival celebrations at the Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia district near Cox's Bazar on August 23, 2018. Photo by Dibyangshu Sarkar/AFP

IN PHOTOS: Leni launches Jesse Robredo biography in Naga

Aug 18, 2018 - 5:10 PM

'Jesse Robredo: His Story' is launched on the 6th death anniversary of the former interior secretary and longtime mayor of Naga City

REMEMBRANCE. Vice President Leni Robredo, together with her daughters, Aika and Jillian, led the launch of Jesse Robredo: His Story, a biography about VP Leni's husband, who served as Interior Secretary and long-time Naga City Mayor. All photos courtesy of the Office of the Vice President

Kris Aquino pens message to mom Cory on 9th death anniversary

Aug 01, 2018 - 6:53 PM

'I hope from heaven you’re seeing pinipilit and pinagsisikapan kong maging 'good mom' because I had the best role model in you,' Kris says

LOOK: Family, friends, fans remember FPJ on 13th death anniversary

Dec 14, 2017 - 12:24 PM

The Poe family gives gifts to children at the Manila North Cemetery, in fulfillment of a promise made by the late Fernando Poe Jr

'DA KING'. A mass is held to commemorate the 13th death anniversary of actor Fernando Poe Jr on December 14, 2017. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

A year after King's death, Thais prepare for final goodbye

Oct 13, 2017 - 1:52 PM

The past year has drawn out remarkable scenes of collective mourning across the kingdom, with many Thais expunging color from their wardrobes and donning only black and white for most of the year

ONE YEAR. People clad in black in a sign of mourning pray as they listen to Buddhist monks chant mantras during a ceremony led by monks in front of Bangkok's City Hall on October 13, 2017, marking one year since the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Photo by Roberto Schmidt/AFP

Cubans pay tribute to Che Guevara on 50th anniversary of his death

Oct 09, 2017 - 1:05 AM

Cuban President Raul Castro, dressed in his general's uniform, is among those present at the ceremony in Santa Clara

Cubans participate in the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Ernesto "Che" Guevara's death at the Che Guevara Memorial in Santa Clara, Cuba on October 8, 2017. P / AFP PHOTO / YAMIL LAGE

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Sep 29, 2017 - 7:39 PM

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'Motherly' Miriam Santiago honored on 1st death anniversary

Sep 29, 2017 - 2:34 PM

Family, friends, and youth supporters remember the soft side of the feisty senator who was like a mother to those who were close to her

#MiriamIsForever trends on senator's 1st death anniversary

Sep 29, 2017 - 11:58 AM

On social media, netizens remember their favorite iconic lines told by the fiesty senator from Iloilo and the legacy she left behind as a senator

MIRIAM IS FOREVER. Netizens celebrate the legacy of the late Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago on Friday, September 29

Senators urge Duterte to give Miriam Santiago highest civilian honor

Sep 27, 2017 - 8:55 PM

The Senate adopts resolutions seeking the conferment of the Quezon Service Cross on the late senator, ahead of her first death anniversary

QUEZON CROSS. Members of the Senate urge President Rodrigo Duterte to confer the Quezon Service Cross Award to the late senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago. Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

Memorial service set for Miriam Santiago's 1st death anniversary

Sep 27, 2017 - 2:55 PM

The event at the Loyola Memorial Park in Marikina City on Friday, September 29, is open to the public

IRON LADY. Family and friends are set to commemorate the first death anniversary of esteemed senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago on Friday, September 29, 2017. File photo

20 years later: Britain remembers Diana's shocking death

Sep 01, 2017 - 1:00 PM

From celebrities to ordinary people many continue to mourn the late princess two decades on

Members of the public gather the gates of Kensington Palace in London to mark the 20th anniversary of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, August 31, 2017

Aug 31, 2017 - 9:57 AM

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MESSAGING. President Rodrigo Duterte defends his threats to kill, saying on August 30, 2017, that they can be defended even in front of Jesus Christ. Malacañang photo

Diana's death forced British royals to overhaul image

Aug 29, 2017 - 9:58 PM

The death of the people s princess is approaching its 20th anniversary

PRINCESS OF WALES. Diana, who died 20 years ago on August 31, was known for her philanthropic efforts. Photo by Gerry Penny/ AFP

IN PHOTOS: Museo ni Jesse Robredo opens in Naga

Aug 18, 2017 - 6:15 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says the life of her late husband and ex interior secretary Jesse is a story of hope

On Cory's 8th death anniversary, Aquino urges Filipinos to protect democracy

Aug 01, 2017 - 4:40 PM

Maski anong bagay pag pinabayaan ay guguho eh Pag di natin pinahalagahan itong mga karapatan na ito baka gumising tayo isang araw wala na says former president Benigno Aquino III

Duterte on Rizal Day: Be a hero, help effect change

Dec 30, 2016 - 9:30 AM

This day of commemoration is a day of grateful remembrance of his martyrdom so that we may also awaken and become our own heroes – committed to advocate good governance and uphold the rule of law says President Rodrigo Duterte

IN PHOTOS: VP Robredo remembers Jesse with Naga City people

Aug 18, 2016 - 11:22 PM

On her husband s 4th death anniversary the Vice President turns over a school building and speaks at an Alternative Learning System class graduation in their home province of Camarines Sur

REMEMBERING JESSE. Vice President Leni Robredo went home to Naga City ont he 4th death anniversary of her husband, former interior secretary Jesse Robredo. Photo from the Office of the Vice President

VP Robredo: Jesse's spirit lives in me

Aug 18, 2016 - 3:52 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo commemorates her husband s death anniversary for the first time as the country s second top official

SPIRIT LIVES ON. Vice President Leni Robredo said she still learns a lot from her late husband and former interior secretary Jesse Robredo's 'tsinelas' leadership even four years after his death. Photo from the Office of the Vice President

VLOG: FPJ's 11th death anniversary and the ghosts of the past

Dec 14, 2015 - 5:06 PM

Senator Grace Poe asks for words of wisdom from his late father Fernando Poe Jr

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Dec 14, 2015 - 2:10 PM

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Are you a modern day Bonifacio?

Nov 30, 2015 - 9:15 PM

Over a hundred years after his death do people still know and try to live by Bonifacio s words?

WREATHS. Once a year, people remember the great hero that is Andres Bonifacio.

Show of force? INC drew bigger crowds before

Sep 01, 2015 - 1:50 PM

UPDATED Police say the Iglesia ni Cristo’s rally drew up to 20 000 protestors but earlier events attracted as many as 700 000 people

RALLY OVER. The Iglesia ni Cristo on August 31, 2015, ends its 5-day anti-government protest in Metro Manila. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

INC claims ‘victory’ on ex-leader’s death anniversary

Aug 31, 2015 - 5:06 PM

Six years after Eraño Manalo’s death the Iglesia ni Cristo ends its biggest anti government rally as it grapples with its worst crisis

MUCH HAS CHANGED. A picture of the late Eraño Manalo (C) is placed among flowers as people flock to the main temple of the Iglesia ni Cristo, where the body of its former leader, Manalo, lies on September 3, 2009. File phoboy Jay Directo/AFP

32 years after assassination: Knowing Ninoy

Aug 16, 2015 - 10:00 PM

Years from now Juan Miguel s son will notice the picture of his father and ask who is that face on the shirts he and his parents were wearing and why were his fingers formed like the letter L

Raul Roco's life: A celebration of youth

Aug 05, 2015 - 4:24 PM

August 5 2015 is the 10th death anniversary of the late Senator Raul S Roco

Philippines president Fidel Ramos (3rd R), four presidential candidates and top officials join hands for a group picture after meeting in Malacanang Palace 10 May in Manila where they discussed the forthcoming election. From (L) are Vice President Joseph Estrada, former defense secretary Renato de Villa, Senate President Neptali Gonzales, candidate for vice president Kit Tatad, Senator Raul Roco, Ramos, Election Chairman Bernardo Pardo and House Speaker Jose de Venecia. Estrada and de Venecia the chief rivals, de Villa and Roco are among the 11 presidential candidates in the 11 May elections. AFP PHOTO/ROMEO GACAD

10 years after death, FPJ’s spirit lives on

Dec 14, 2014 - 4:29 PM

People remember FPJ not only for his movies but also for his character says daughter Grace Poe

Protesters tell Noynoy Aquino: Emulate your father

Aug 21, 2014 - 7:26 PM

In a rally on the hero s 31st death anniversary progressive groups point out the contrast between father and son: Ninoy fought the dictatorship; Noynoy has dictatorial tendencies

Ninoy Aquino: The unforgotten martyr

Aug 21, 2014 - 4:48 PM

Ninoy Aquino did not fear death as much as he feared obscurity He knew the perils of his homecoming and he was all for it

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Hometown commemorates Ninoy’s 31st death anniversary

Aug 21, 2014 - 3:56 PM

Townmates recall Ninoy not just as a great public speaker during electoral campaigns but also a true leader by practice

PSG chaplain: I hope Aquino stays in power

Aug 21, 2014 - 1:41 PM

I hope our President stays on so that the good that has been started in ensuring a straight and narrow path continues

SUPPORT FOR AQUINO. During a mass for the president's father, PSG Chaplain Daniel Tansip expresses support for an extended term for President Benigno Aquino III. Malacañang Photo Bureau

Palace posts Ninoy Aquino's undelivered arrival speech

Aug 20, 2014 - 9:08 PM

To commemorate the life of the martyred senator father of the current president Malacañang encourages Filipinos to read Ninoy Aquino s undelivered speech from 31 years ago

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Leni Robredo remembers: The day Jesse died

Aug 20, 2014 - 8:56 PM

When I put down the phone my knees turned jelly and I didn’t know what to do I asked Jillian if we could pray together because something might have happened to her Papa’s plane

REMEMBERING ROBREDO. Robredo's family grieves at his state funeral. Photo from Malacañang/PCOO

Jackson fans, doctor recall icon, five years on

Jun 27, 2014 - 1:50 AM

Fans gathered at the Forest Lawn cemetery to commemorate his death anniversary

Five years after death, Michael Jackson's fortunes blooming

Jun 24, 2014 - 10:53 AM

Michael Jackson Inc author Zack Greenburg says the earnings add up to over 700 million in the five years since the star s demise

Hearts rage against forgetting Kristel Tejada

Mar 18, 2014 - 7:28 PM

Let’s remember Kristel so that her dangerous memory will be our beacon in being persistent in fighting against the system that silently allowed her pointless death

GRIEVING. A black cloth hangs over the oblation statue in UP Diliman in commemoration of Kristel Tejada's first death anniversary. Photo by Raisa Serafica/Rappler

Retracing Jesse’s last route

Aug 18, 2013 - 4:33 PM

For the first time since her husband s death Camarines Sur Rep Leni Robredo visits the crash site

REMEMBER JESSE. Camarines Sur Rep Leni Robredo lays white flowers at the site of a plane crash where her husband and two others perished to commemorate his 1st death anniversary. Photo by Raffy Magno/Rappler

7 leadership lessons from Jesse Robredo

Aug 18, 2013 - 4:10 AM

The country has lost a leader and a public servant but hopefully not the example he set as he played those roles

‘Buwan at Baril’ and the Marcos years

May 07, 2013 - 5:49 PM

An ENTABLADO play brings back the turbulent Marcos years and the lives it changed forever

REMEMBRANCE. Ateneo ENTABLADO's production of 'Buwan at Baril' by Chris Mallado is a commemoration of Ninoy Aquino's 30th death anniversary. Image courtesy of Ateneo ENTABLADO

IN PHOTOS: Showbiz stars channel Audrey Hepburn

Feb 23, 2013 - 9:33 AM

Pinay leading ladies seek to embody an iconic leading lady Audrey Hepburn herself in these 10 stunning photographs

"WHAT ABOUT." Julia Montes stars as Holly Golightly, Hepburn's famous character from "Breakfast at Tiffany's"

Remembering Ninoy

Aug 21, 2011 - 8:00 AM

President Benigno Aquino III commemorates his father's 28th death anniversary.