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U.P. History professors slam Bongbong’s call to revise Marcos regime accounts in textbooks

Jan 18, 2020 - 7:10 PM

The UP Department of History says former senator Bongbong Marcos' call is nothing but an attempt 'to continue covering up the countless human rights violations and corruption' during his late father's dictatorship

CHANGE THE STORY? History professors at the University of the Philippines denounce former senator Bongbong Marcos' call to revise school textbooks to favor his family. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

[OPINION] Making the Marcoses say sorry does nothing; here's what to do instead

Jan 14, 2020 - 3:06 PM

How can we expect regret and repentance from a family that consciously alters the past?

[ANALYSIS] We never defaulted on our loans? That’s historical revisionism

Apr 11, 2019 - 6:17 PM

By saying the country 'never, never defaulted on its loans,' the DOF is being naïve at best and disingenuous at worst

Students, activists remember Martial Law through fun run

Nov 25, 2018 - 8:06 PM

'Today, the fight is still unfinished. Our victory is under threat,' says the Sandigan para sa Mag-aaral at Sambayanan (Samasa) Alumni Association

MARTIAL LAW. Individuals portrayed the Metrocom officers during the Marcos regime in a fun run at the University of the Philippines Diliman to remember the atrocities during the military rule. Photo from The Great LEAN Run Facebook page

[OPINION] EDSA and history lessons for today

Feb 25, 2018 - 8:26 AM

'The susceptibility of the youth to seek 'alternative facts' and feign a sense of nostalgia for the golden days of Martial Law is a collective failure of our political, social, and pedagogical institutions'

In fighting disinformation and trolls, silence 'cannot be an option'

Feb 14, 2018 - 5:30 PM

From Wikipedia to Facebook, how do we fight back against trolls, 'fake news' and historical revisionism?

FIGHT BACK. 'Don't surrender your space to people who are faceless, nameless, and mindless, says TV5 news anchor Ed Lingao at Democracy and Disinformation forum on February 13, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Marcos wants to 'revise' 2016 polls' narrative, says Robredo

Jan 31, 2018 - 3:47 PM

(UPDATED) The Vice President's lawyer Romulo Macalintal also believes Bongbong Marcos will use the electoral protest for political mileage in the 2019 polls

HISTORICAL REVISIONISM. Vice President Leni Robredo slams ex-senator Bongbong Marcos for claiming fresh electoral fraud allegations against her. Photo by OVP

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

Ombudsman hits revision of history amid Marcos burial protests

Nov 26, 2016 - 2:33 PM

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales also says As it turns out nowadays those who could not remember history have the tendency to write a new one

FEISTY OMBUDSMAN. Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales hits the 'alarming attitude' toward history amid the burial of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

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Sep 12, 2016 - 8:06 PM

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Official Gazette, 9/11 anniversary, Samsung Note 7 ban | 12PM wRap

Sep 12, 2016 - 1:33 PM

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#SuperficialGazette: Filipino netizens 'rewrite history'

Sep 11, 2016 - 11:41 PM

How would certain events be told if viewed through a distorted lens? Social media users give examples amid the outrage over the Official Gazette s Facebook post about Ferdinand Marcos

Official Gazette under fire for Marcos photo caption

Sep 11, 2016 - 10:30 PM

3rd UPDATE The communication channel of the Philippine government is accused of rewriting history and downplaying the dark days of Martial Law under Ferdinand Marcos