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Remember, prevent return of 'dark times' under Martial Law – Robredo

Sep 21, 2017 - 10:36 AM

'Remembering the dark past helps our people prevent the same perils from ensnaring our nation once more,' says Vice President Leni Robredo on the 45th anniversary of Martial Law

NEVER FORGET. Vice President Leni Robredo wants Filipinos to learn from the 'dark past' of Martial Law. File photo by the Office of the Vice President

LISTEN: 10 songs that remind us of the Martial Law years

Sep 21, 2017 - 10:33 AM

Never forget with these tunes

LIST: Marcos and the number 7

Sep 21, 2017 - 8:23 AM

Here are 7 instances where the number 7 figured in the life (and post-death) of the former president and dictator

Gone too soon: 7 youth leaders killed under Martial Law

Sep 21, 2017 - 8:00 AM

On the 45th anniversary of the declaration of martial law, we look back at some of the bright, idealistic youth leaders whose lives were cut short under the Marcos regime

LIVES CUT SHORT. Some of those who died under the martial law regime were bright, idealistic youth leaders.

MAPS: Protest activities on September 21, Martial Law anniversary

Sep 21, 2017 - 7:00 AM

See where marches, rallies, and other protest activities are happening on Thursday, September 21, the 45th anniversary of Marcos' Martial Law declaration

Traffic advisory for September 21 National Day of Protest

Sep 20, 2017 - 9:37 PM

While there are no road closures, the Manila Police District (MPD) Traffic Enforcement Unit expects some roads to be impassable

'Prevent martial law from being repeated' – UP Chancellor

Sep 20, 2017 - 8:56 PM

'It is a time of remembering the past, especially martial law. It is a time of reaffirming our commitment to prevent that past from being repeated,' UP Diliman Chancellor Michael Tan says

REMEMBER THE PAST. UP Diliman Chancellor Michael Tan said that September 21 is more than a day of protest but a day to remember the past. File photo/Rappler

Amid malicious messages, organizers gear up for biggest rally on Sept 21

Sep 20, 2017 - 4:29 PM

'This will be Duterte's baptism of fire,' says Obet de Castro of the Movement Against Tyranny

Duterte proclamation warns against Sept 21 'infiltrators'

Sep 20, 2017 - 4:08 PM

Malacañang tells protesters to be 'vigilant' of persons who will instigate violence during the rallies to provoke law enforcers

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the opening ceremony of the 6th Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) Accredited National Convention of Public Attorneys at the Tent City in Manila Hotel, Manila on September 18, 2017, reiterates that he will remain steadfast in his campaign against illegal drugs, crime and corruption. Also in the photo are Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio and Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

What Duterte is protesting on September 21

Sep 20, 2017 - 3:24 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says he will be among those expressing grievances against the government on the day he declared as a 'national day of protest'

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

What to expect on September 21

Sep 20, 2017 - 2:53 PM

All activities share the common goals of recalling the 45th anniversary of martial law and condemning dictatorship in all forms

What Duterte's proclamation says about Marcos' Martial Law

Sep 20, 2017 - 1:45 PM

Ahead of the 45th anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law, Malacañang describes it as a time of 'human rights violations, arbitrary state interventions, rampant corruption, and disregard of fundamental civil liberties'

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, September 20, 2017

Sep 20, 2017 - 11:25 AM

Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday.

People remove debris of a building which collapsed after a quake rattled Mexico City on September 19, 2017. A powerful earthquake shook Mexico City on Tuesday, causing panic among the megalopolis' 20 million inhabitants on the 32nd anniversary of a devastating 1985 quake. The US Geological Survey put the quake's magnitude at 7.1 while Mexico's Seismological Institute said it measured 6.8 on its scale. The institute said the quake's epicenter was seven kilometers west of Chiautla de Tapia, in the neighboring state of Puebla.  / AFP PHOTO / Alfredo ESTRELLA

LOOK: Malacañang suspends gov't work, classes on Sept 21

Sep 20, 2017 - 9:07 AM

A memorandum circular suspends government work and classes in public schools nationwide on the 45th anniversary of martial law, a day when rallies are expected to be held

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte meets with the officials of the Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) at the Malacañan Palace on September 14, 2017. Present in the meeting are BTC officials including Chair Ghazali Jaafar, Haron Abas, Ibrahim Ali, Hussin Amin, Susana Anayatin, Maisara Damdamun-Latiph, Hatimil Hassan, Raissa Jajurie Gafur Kanain, Jose Lorena, Mussolini Lidasan, Abdulraof Macaua, Hussein Muñoz, Romeo Saliga, Omar Sema Said Shiek Ammal Solaiman and Timuay Ulama. Joining the BTC are the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) Peace Implementing Panel led by Mohaqher Iqbal and composed of Abhoud Syed Lingga, Abdulla Camlian, Marjanie Macasalong, Hadji Estino, Jun Mantawil, Mohajirin Ali and Eddie Alih. Accompanying the President, meanwhile, are Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza, Government of the Philippines (GPH) Peace Panel Chair Nabil Tan, GPH Peace Panel members Diosita Andot, Dickson Hermoso and Ronald Asuncion; Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III, House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, Davao City First District Representative Karlo Nograles, House Majority Floor Leader Rodolfo Fariñas and National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

IN PHOTOS: The Night King

Sep 19, 2017 - 9:15 PM

Artists and activists burn a Game of Thrones-inspired effigy of President Rodrigo Duterte in a protest rally against extrajudicial killings and Martial Law

Ateneo to hold classes on September 21 to mark Martial Law anniversary

Sep 19, 2017 - 8:59 PM

‘As a community, we are not blind to the lessons of our history,’ the university says in a statement

Human rights groups: ‘Martial law in entire nation not impossible’

Sep 19, 2017 - 8:58 PM

Manlaban para sa Karapatan is only one of the groups taking part in mass protests to be staged on Thursday, September 21, for the 45th anniversary of the declaration of martial law

FOR HUMAN RIGHTS. The organizers of Manlaban para sa karapatan. (L-R) Jean Enriquez (World March of Women), Josua Mata (KALIPUNAN), Rose Trajano (iDEFEND), Shamah Bulangis (Youth Resist), Jozy Acosta-Misperos (CAMB). Photo by Danielle Nakpil/Rappler

LIST: Important tips for newbies in rallies

Sep 19, 2017 - 6:02 PM

Attending a rally for the first time? Here are some tips from human rights advocates.

#WalangPasok: Class suspensions, Thursday, September 21

Sep 19, 2017 - 5:40 PM

Bookmark and refresh this page for a list of private schools where classes have been suspended for Thursday, September 21

PNP 'confident' protesters will 'police themselves' on Sept 21

Sep 19, 2017 - 4:15 PM

'We're confident that the protesters will police themselves. We appeal to them not to commit crime,' says PNP spokesperson Dionardo Carlos

'END EJKs'. Protesters gather in front of Camp Crame, Quezon City to demand an end to killings in police operations. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

LIST: Martial Law 45th anniversary activities, protests

Sep 19, 2017 - 3:49 PM

Several activities are lined up all week to recall the signing of Proclamation 1081 on September 21, 1972

Diokno defined courage for the Martial Law generation

Sep 19, 2017 - 10:19 AM

On the 45th anniversary of martial law and some 30 years after his death, Jose Diokno lives on, his ideals and his dreams, and his deeply held belief that it is worth building 'a nation for our children'

HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDER. Statesman Jose 'Ka Pepe' Diokno during one of the anti-Martial Law demonstrations. Photo from Diokno Foundation

Netizens ask: Why hold quake drill on martial law anniversary?

Sep 19, 2017 - 8:32 AM

(UPDATED) Political rallies are also expected to be massive, prompting President Rodrigo Duterte to suspend government work and classes in Metro Manila

Drug war, Maute terrorists 'rising' risks for Philippines – Moody's

Sep 16, 2017 - 6:17 PM

Moody's also cited "continued uncertainties" over Duterte's proposed comprehensive tax reform law that Congress had yet to pass

DRUG WAR. 3 suspected drugs personalities were apprenhended by cops while 3 others died after a shootout in Maypajo, Caloocan City on September 30, 2016. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Teaching martial law period literature in the era of post-truth

Sep 16, 2017 - 2:00 PM

If there could be one lesson from anti-Marcos writings, it should be respect, and teachers should strive to put this lesson forward

CPP: 'Duterte's plot to declare nationwide martial law underway'

Sep 14, 2017 - 8:55 PM

Duterte is presently carrying out a mind conditioning campaign to justify his plan to impose martial law He employs his horde of paid trolls to flood social media with Duterte adulation and to villify the Left and political opposition says the Communist Party of the Philippines

MARTIAL LAW. President Duterte says he will not put the Philippines under martial law.

Basagan ng Trip: Ferdinand Marcos’ great ideas, bad executions

Sep 12, 2017 - 12:06 AM

Ferdinand Marcos had some great ideas Where did he falter?

Marcos' 100th birthday 'no reason to celebrate' – lawmakers

Sep 11, 2017 - 8:30 PM

Legislators from the House point out that President Rodrigo Duterte s proclamation counters Philippine law which recognizes the atrocities during the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos

'NO HERO.' About a thousand Moro, Lumad Cordillerans and other natinal minorities join the rest of the Filipino people rally at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in protest against President Rodrigo Duterte decision to declare former President Ferdinand Marcos Birthday Sept 11 as a local holiday im Ilocos Norte . Photo by Maria Tan

Martial Law victims remembered on Marcos' 100th birth anniversary

Sep 11, 2017 - 4:50 PM

Protesters go to the Libingan ng mga Bayani as the family of Ferdinand Marcos celebrates the centenary of the birth of the deposed dictator

IN MEMORY. Activists holds photos of Martial Law martyrs as they protest the celebration of the late President Ferdinand Marcos' 100th birthday. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Activists ‘celebrate’ Marcos’ 100th birth anniversary

Sep 10, 2017 - 8:33 AM

September 11 is the 100th birth anniversary of the late President Ferdinand Marcos

Artist groups Molotov, RESBAK, The Temperamental Brats and KADAMAY hold Blow Out!, a mock birthday party for the 100th anniversary of Ferdinand Marcos’ birth on September 9, 2017 in Quezon City.

Estelito Mendoza defends Marcos martial law, says SC backed it

Sep 09, 2017 - 8:08 PM

The solicitor general of Ferdinand Marcos fails to mention the extent of the dictator s influence over the judiciary

MARCOS DEFENDER. Lawyer Estelito Mendoza gives his lecture during the "Marcos 100 Forum." Photo by Marcos Presidential Center

IN PHOTOS: Lumad rally vs killings in Mindanao

Sep 09, 2017 - 1:19 PM

The protest comes after the killing of 19 year old Grade 6 student Obillao Bay ao in Talaingod Davao del Norte

"STOP THE KILLINGS." Lumads and activists staged a protest in front of Camp Crame in Quezon City. All photos by Angie de Silva/Rappler

PH military believes 5 other Maute brothers killed

Sep 08, 2017 - 1:20 PM

The deaths of the 5 brothers and Abdullah Maute leave Omar as the only Maute brother fighting in Marawi says the Philippine military

'Justice must be served': Lawmakers oppose immunity for Marcoses

Sep 06, 2017 - 9:20 PM

This is more than just the money It s about justice and accountability for the crimes against the people during Martial Law says Ifugao Representative Teddy Baguilat

ALLIES. Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos (left) says they hope President Rodrigo Duterte (right) would 'end' decades of cases against their family. File photo by King Rodriguez/PPD

Immunity for Marcoses? Admit your sins first – Robredo

Sep 06, 2017 - 1:10 PM

Mahirap magpatawad sa isang tao na di naman inaamin yung kasalanan says Vice President Leni Robredo on the government possibly granting immunity to the Marcos family if they return ill gotten wealth

CONFESS BEFORE IMMUNITY. Vice President Leni Robredo answers reporters' questions on September 6. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, September 6, 2017

Sep 06, 2017 - 11:05 AM

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Comelec postpones barangay, SK polls in Mindanao

Sep 05, 2017 - 5:05 PM

The poll body cites threats to the safety of voters in Mindanao which President Rodrigo Duterte placed under martial law due to clashes in Marawi City

POLL BODY. Members of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) attend a budget hearing at the House of Representatives on August 24, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Iconic Martial Law play revived to counter historical revisionism

Sep 04, 2017 - 1:06 PM

Pagsambang Bayan which originally ran in 1977 is revived into a musical to educate today s youth about Martial Law

We trust Duterte will end decades of cases – Imee Marcos

Aug 31, 2017 - 10:50 AM

Asked if the President s claims that they would be returning their wealth was true Governor Imee Marcos says: Pag usapan na lang ng ating mga abugado

ALLIES. Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos (left) says they hope President Rodrigo Duterte (right) would 'end' decades of cases against their family. File photo by King Rodriguez/PPD

Duterte: Military can bomb Marawi mosques with terrorists, hostages

Aug 30, 2017 - 8:35 PM

After earlier asking the military to wait it out President Rodrigo Duterte now says they have the option to bomb the remaining hideouts of terrorists even if these also hold hostages

Photo by Alber Alcain/Presidential Photo

'Imelda Marcos wanted to return 7,000 tons of gold to PH'

Aug 30, 2017 - 4:24 PM

Once upon a time the Iron Butterfly admitted to a long time political foe that she wanted to return 7 000 tons of gold to the Philippines

CHIT-CHAT WITH IMELDA. Buhay Representative Lito Atienza recalls a rather surprising conversation with the former first lady. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

Discrimination a hurdle for job-seeking Mindanao youth

Aug 30, 2017 - 9:00 AM

A conflict monitoring group launches a set of guidelines that seeks to end discrimination on the basis of ethnic and religious belief

MARAWI CRISIS. Internally displaced lined up for the distribution of food packs at the Saguiran Municipal hall, Lanao del Sur. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Civil libertarians launch Movement vs Duterte’s ‘acts of tyranny’

Aug 28, 2017 - 6:52 PM

Movement Against Tyranny MAT leaders urge the public to speak out and act against extrajudicial killings and other acts of tyranny under the Duterte administration

GATHERING OF THE STORM. Leaders of militant groups, churches, academic institutions, media, and other sectors launch the anti-Duterte Movement Against Tyranny (MAD) on August 28 in Quezon City. Photo by Voltaire Tupaz/Rappler

A Game of Trolls: A martial law musical for millennials

Aug 26, 2017 - 10:03 PM

The play is PETA s effort to start a conversation on Martial Law

A GAME OF TROLLS. The play features a young cast, many of whom are millennials themselves. Photo from Facebook.com/PETATHEATER

The week in photos: August 19-25, 2017

Aug 26, 2017 - 8:22 AM

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

GOOD FOR 3RD. Kaitlin de Guzman scored 12.3 to clinch the bronze medal in beam event of women's artistic gymnastics competition of the 29th SEA Games on August 22, 2017 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photo by PSC-POC Media

Duterte returns to Marawi as clashes enter 4th month

Aug 24, 2017 - 8:55 PM

UPDATED President Rodrigo Duterte makes his 3rd visit to Marawi City after troops regained a key terrorist stronghold – one of the mosques inside the battle zone

Accompanying the President are National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr., Armed Forces of the Philippines chief of staff General Eduardo Año and Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go. Malacañan Photo

Protesters express rage over Kian slay, ask for end to killings

Aug 21, 2017 - 11:34 PM

More than 1 000 protesters march to the People Power Monument along EDSA despite the rain Monday evening

TAMA NA. One of the interesting placards during the protest against the killing of 17-year-old Kian delos Santos. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Bus passengers carrying firearms arrested at Davao City checkpoint

Aug 21, 2017 - 7:45 PM

They are intercepted at a checkpoint in Barangay Lasang Bunawan District – one of several checkpoints set up in Mindanao following the declaration of martial law

Mindanao State University reopens on August 22

Aug 18, 2017 - 1:34 PM

Government troops will remain stationed near the campus to provide security