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[OPINION] Lessons on Philippine history, as inspired by Danding Cojuangco

Jun 20, 2020 - 6:00 PM

'Danding Cojuangco, together with the other architects, henchmen, and butchers of Martial Law, was politically accommodated, reintegrated, and allowed to partake in one way or another, in the restored democracy of the Philippines'

[ANALYSIS] The Anti-Terror Act is worse than Martial Law

Jun 18, 2020 - 3:07 PM

'[The Anti-Terror Act] is authorized to order the arrest of any person even if he or she has not committed any crime of terrorism'

Enrile echoes ABS-CBN: Lopezes did not lose ownership during Martial Law takeover

Jun 17, 2020 - 5:33 PM

Martial Law implementer Juan Ponce Enrile tells lawmakers that though the Marcos regime took over ABS-CBN, the title of the facilities 'remained with the owners'

SEQUESTERING ABS-CBN. Former Martial Law chief implementer Juan Ponce Enrile joins the joint House committee hearing on ABS-CBN's franchise on June 17, 2020 through video conferencing app Zoom. Screenshot from Zoom

Cavite lawmaker: Lopezes got ‘preferential treatment’ over other Martial Law victims

Jun 15, 2020 - 10:15 PM

Cavite 4th District Representative Elpidio Barzaga Jr says Martial Law victims are still waiting for their compensation decades after Marcos was ousted

MAKING A CASE VS ABS-CBN. Cavite 4th District Representative Elipidio Barzaga speaks during the ABS-CBN franchise hearing on June 15, 2020. Screenshot from the House of Representatives' Youtube account

[OPINION] Martial rule without martial law: An anti-terror bill subtext

Jun 08, 2020 - 12:09 PM

'What should be noted is the breadth and intensity of opposition [to the anti-terror bill]. This is a much broader range of opposition than on any other issue under the Duterte administration.'

[OPINION | Newspoint] An official act of terrorism

Jun 05, 2020 - 12:12 PM

'The ultimate and ironic bad joke is actually on us non-terrorists: the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 is itself an official, legal act of terrorism'

[OPINION | Newspoint] Martial law by any other name

May 06, 2020 - 2:12 PM

The nation is in the grip of such fear as it has not faced before

Guevarra contradicts Panelo: Coronavirus not grounds for martial law

May 05, 2020 - 1:47 PM

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra says in the context of martial law, rebellion, or invasion refers to 'armed actions by human beings, not by non-living things like viruses'

OUTBREAK RESPONSE. Authorities continue to motorist along the Aurora Boulevard exit to Rizal province on April 15, 2020. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Who's afraid of martial law?

May 01, 2020 - 7:15 AM

We should expect President Duterte to keep on seeing red throughout this pandemic and we should stay vigilant in making sure he’s not going to arm-twist us into accepting that the coronavirus is armed

[OPINION] What will we tell future generations about the coronavirus?

Mar 15, 2020 - 8:16 PM

'To young people now, this could be THE moment you will later remember most, and later tell your children about, as Martial Law was to mom and dad, or the Occupation was to grandfather and grandmother'

[OPINION] EDSA did not fail us – but something else did

Feb 28, 2020 - 6:40 PM

'If the aftermath of EDSA did not lead to ample social changes, this is not a blot on EDSA'

[OPINION] Activism is not a waste of time

Feb 25, 2020 - 8:30 PM

'Yes, the road to freedom will be filled with inconveniences and sacrifices, but the rewards that lie ahead are still worth fighting for'

[OPINION] The time my father broke the curfew during Martial Law

Feb 25, 2020 - 6:00 PM

'My father got away with a slap on the wrist. Many were not as lucky.'

[OPINION] Our disenchantment with EDSA

Feb 25, 2020 - 2:33 PM

How can the popularity of the EDSA uprising be contested and reduced to 'Aquino-sponsored' political propaganda?

A nun in the revolution: Remembering, forgetting EDSA

Feb 25, 2020 - 1:38 PM

For Sister Helen, nothing beats physical activism in terms of impact. 'I think unless you get a mass of people out on the streets, nothing will change.'

Robredo: EDSA anniversary a reminder that tyrants won’t succeed

Feb 25, 2020 - 12:02 PM

(UPDATED) On the 34th anniversary of the historic event, Vice President Leni Robredo urges Filipinos to protect and preserve the memory of the EDSA People Power Revolution amid attempts by some quarters to 'erase it for their personal agenda'

NO TO REVISING HISTORY. Vice President Leni Robredo wants the truth about the abuses of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos to prevail. File photo by Charlie Villegas/OVP)

[OPINION] False idols, choosing sides: History repeats itself post-EDSA

Feb 25, 2020 - 9:00 AM

'After more than 3 decades and 6 administrations, our country is still suffering from the same mistakes'

[OPINION] EDSA is not worth celebrating

Feb 24, 2020 - 8:00 PM

'Despite this most beautiful memory of democracy and solidarity, I find no cause for celebration'

[OPINION] The most common misconceptions about EDSA People Power

Feb 24, 2020 - 3:24 PM

The People Power Revolution was neither peaceful nor bloodless

Rappler PLUS briefing: Deep dive into the Marcos networked propaganda

Feb 18, 2020 - 5:00 PM

Join us on Tuesday, February 25, at 5 pm

[OPINION] It was more than just a dinner: On Imelda and the CCP

Jan 28, 2020 - 2:50 PM

Some Filipinos enjoyed a lavish dinner to 'honor' a convicted plunderer while the Taal evacuees suffered from hunger and thirst

Revise history books, but only to emphasize Martial Law atrocities – Robredo

Jan 20, 2020 - 12:47 PM

'Kung may kailangang baguhin, kailangan siguraduhin na ma-inculcate sa bawat mamamayang Pilipino kung ano iyong kasamaan na dinala sa atin ng diktadurya,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

NEVER AGAIN TO MARTIAL LAW. Vice President Leni Robredo says history books should put more emphasis on the crimes committed by the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos during Martial Law. File photo by OVP

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?

Martial law lifted in Mindanao, but guns still prohibited in Davao City

Jan 10, 2020 - 5:27 PM

The Davao City government extends ban on carrying firearms until December 31, 2020

After 2 and a half years, martial law ends in Mindanao

Dec 31, 2019 - 6:46 PM

(UPDATED) Security officials say Mindanao is stable enough to carry on without martial law, even as they still battle terrorist groups and communist rebels in some areas

STILL IN RUINS. A band of soldiers ride by the ruins of a mosque in Marawi City, where the May 2017 siege by ISIS-linked terrorists prompted President Rodrigo Duterte to place all of Mindanao under martial law. Photo by Noel Celis/Agence France-Presse

Thatcher approved Corazon Aquino asylum request – archives

Dec 31, 2019 - 8:36 AM

But Britain's protection was ultimately not needed after the deposed dictator Ferdinand Marcos, Corazon Aquino's rival in the 1986 snap presidential elections, steps down

REMEMBER CORY. Corazon Aquino, the wife of the slain opposition leader Benigno Aquino, Jr., is cheered by her advisers after announcing on December 03, 1985 in Manila, that she will run against President Ferdinand Marcos in the presidential snap poll February 7. File photo by Romeo Gacad/AFP

Majority of Filipinos want martial law in Mindanao to expire by end-2019

Dec 30, 2019 - 12:34 PM

A Social Weather Stations survey reports that 65% of Filipinos agree that martial law should end by December 31

A group of Mindanaoans troop to House of Representatives on Wednesday, Decmeber 12, 2018, to protest amid joint congress session to extend Martial Law in Mindanao. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

LISTEN: ‘Bukang-liwayway’: A poem to end the year and start anew

Dec 21, 2019 - 3:50 PM

The poem written by Agustin Don Pagusara during Martial Law – about new beginnings after a period of hardship – is still a perfect piece to end 2019 with

[OPINION] Nostalgia, conspiracies: The politics of recalling the Marcos 'golden age'

Dec 15, 2019 - 8:40 PM

When nostalgia offers an illusion of a 'golden' past, we must be critical when politicians use it to promise a better future

Lifting of martial law will boost Davao City economy – Sara

Dec 11, 2019 - 12:23 PM

The Davao City mayor welcomes the decision not to extend the Mindanao-wide martial rule

APPROVES LIFITNG. File photos from the Japanese Government showing Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, attending the court banquet after the Ceremony of the Enthronement of His Majesty Emperor Naruhito at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan on October 22, 2019.

No extension of martial law in Mindanao, says Malacañang

Dec 10, 2019 - 1:03 PM

(UPDATED) Martial law in Mindanao ends on December 31, 2019

PHILIPPINE CHIEF. President Rodrigo Duterte presides over the joint Armed Forces of the Philippines-Philippine National Police Command Conference in Malacanang Palace on December 9, 2019. Photo by Robinson Niaal Jr/Presidential Photo

[OPINION] Who keeps the Solid North solid?

Dec 08, 2019 - 5:30 PM

Many Filipinos point a finger at Ilocanos for supporting a dictator who plundered the country. However, they are not the only ones who are accountable – politicians are, too.

[OPINION] Reconstructing memories of Apo Lakay

Dec 06, 2019 - 5:11 PM

Being Ilocano and criticizing the Marcoses are not contradictory

Año supports end of Mindanao martial law

Dec 05, 2019 - 3:48 PM

'Normalcy has returned to the entire region,' says Interior Secretary Eduardo Año, backing Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana's recommendation against another extension of martial law in Mindanao

RECOMMENDATION. DILG Secretary Eduardo Ano during the Rappler Talk Interview at the PNP NHQ In Quezon City. September 18, 2019. Photo by Gerard Carreon/Rappler

Lorenzana recommends lifting martial law in Mindanao

Dec 04, 2019 - 6:03 PM

‘It’s time to go back to normal,’ the defense chief says, adding that security forces can handle lingering threats without martial law

BACK TO NORMAL. A soldier watches over the former battle ground between government troops and the pro-ISIS Maute terror group in Marawi City. File photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Networked propaganda: False narratives from the Marcos arsenal

Nov 22, 2019 - 7:06 PM

Conclusion: For the Marcos comeback playbook, facts don't matter

Lorenzana not inclined to recommend Mindanao martial law extension

Nov 11, 2019 - 1:29 PM

The defense chief says he is waiting for the military and police to give their input, and President Duterte will still have the final say on the matter

DEFENSE CHIEF Delfin Lorenzana doesn't feel the need to put Mindanao under martial law for another year. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Marawi local chiefs too dependent on soldiers due to martial law – civic leader

Nov 02, 2019 - 10:39 AM

Moro Consensus Group leader Drieza Lininding cautions Marawi residents from getting too used to the 'abnormal' situation of martial law and suggests alternative security measures

AFTER THE SIEGE. Martial law reigns in Marawi City as government tries to rehabilitate its central hub after a 5-month siege by Muslim extremists. File photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler  AFTER THE SIEGE. Martial law reigns in Marawi City as government tries to rehabilitate its central hub after a 5-month siege by Muslim extremists. File photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Marawi rehab czar Del Rosario wants 4th martial law extension

Oct 26, 2019 - 8:13 AM

Martial law creates a 'peace and order situation' that has helped with the pace of rehabilitation, says Marawi rehabilitation task force chief Eduardo del Rosario

MARKED BY CONFLICT. Marawi's Ground Zero is still in ruins in this photo taken on May 23, 2019. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Esperon says no need to extend martial law if Human Security Act is amended

Oct 25, 2019 - 8:35 PM

Security officials are also considering the opinion of local government units in assessing whether another extension of martial law in Mindanao is needed

MILITARY RULE. National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr says amendments to the Human Security Act are among the factors being eyed when considering an extension to military rule in Mindanao. File photo by Manman Dejeto

Military supports 'selective martial law' in Mindanao

Oct 15, 2019 - 10:50 PM

The Armed Forces of the Philippines says it supports Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte's 'recommendation' that the city be exempted from martial law

MILITARY SPOKESMAN Brigadier General Edgard Arevalo. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

FALSE: 'No poor Filipino' during Martial Law, only during the Aquinos' terms

Oct 15, 2019 - 4:05 PM

Government data show poverty incidence was high during the Marcos regime, and it was on a downward trend after the late dictator was ousted

WATCH: Imelda The Movie on Rappler

Oct 07, 2019 - 1:34 PM

'Imelda' is the first time the former first lady tells her story on camera

[OPINION] Martial law 'a tool to save democracy'? A response to Panelo's claims

Sep 29, 2019 - 10:20 PM

The more I read Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo's statements, the more they come off as insults to the victims and survivors of Martial Law. Panelo justifies both the butcher and his knife.

[OPINION] To Imelda Marcos

Sep 28, 2019 - 5:00 PM

'I get so tired listening to $1 million here, $1 million there, it's so petty.' Do you remember saying this?

Martial Law museum set to open by 2022

Sep 23, 2019 - 2:38 PM

The Freedom Memorial Museum wll follow the 'brutalist' design that won the contest launched by the Human Rights Violations Victims’ Memorial Commission

Youth stand up against authoritarian rule on 47th Martial Law anniversary

Sep 21, 2019 - 8:05 PM

Young people all over the Philippines amplify calls to uphold national sovereignty, fight for the rights of marginalized sectors such as farmers and the urban poor, and end attacks to government critics

FIGHT. Filipino youth take to the streets to protest against authoritarian rule to mark the 47th Martial Law anniversary on Friday, September 21. This is at Iloilo Sunburst Park. Photo by Carl Don Berwin/Rappler

[OPINION] Countering Marcos propaganda with stories of resistance

Sep 21, 2019 - 5:49 PM

Marcos' Martial Law is not only a story of how the oppressors oppressed. It is also the story of how the oppressed resisted.

[OPINION] Shouldn’t we call ourselves 'martial law babies' too?

Sep 21, 2019 - 4:00 PM

Our generation of activists now bellow in the streets, 'Marcos-Duterte, walang pinagkaiba!' Indeed, these twin fascists had never differed.