Rappler's latest stories on martial law
The Armed Forces of the Philippines says it supports Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte's 'recommendation' that the city be exempted from martial law
Government data show poverty incidence was high during the Marcos regime, and it was on a downward trend after the late dictator was ousted
'Imelda' is the first time the former first lady tells her story on camera
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.
'I get so tired listening to $1 million here, $1 million there, it's so petty.' Do you remember saying this?
The Freedom Memorial Museum wll follow the 'brutalist' design that won the contest launched by the Human Rights Violations Victims’ Memorial Commission
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
Marcos' Martial Law is not only a story of how the oppressors oppressed. It is also the story of how the oppressed resisted.
Our generation of activists now bellow in the streets, 'Marcos-Duterte, walang pinagkaiba!' Indeed, these twin fascists had never differed.
In my grandfather’s house, the name Marcos and the idea of martial law was like a pill that could cure a malignant disease. But the pill is so bitter, and even unfit for human consumption.
(UPDATED) 'Higit sa pag-alala, ang araw na ito ay isang panawagan…na gampanan ang ating iisang tungkulin na siguruhing walang lugar ang kahit sinong diktador sa isang bayang malaya,' says Vice President Leni Robredo on the 47th anniversary of Martial Law
As we sang our graduation song, we became misty-eyed at the thought of our inevitable separation...of the beginning of a new phase in our lives under the New Society, the euphemism given to Martial Law
Was the Philippines under Martial Law as peaceful as Marcos apologists make it out to be?
(UPDATED) On the 47th anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law, various groups urge Filipinos to take a stand amid human rights violations under President Rodrigo Duterte
The failure of historians to write a thorough historical study of the Marcos years has opened the floodgates of misinformation and inaccurate narratives from both sides of the debate, says history professor Filomeno Aguilar Jr
Protest activities are lined up at Luneta, the university area in Manila, and key cities across the country on September 20 and 21, 2019
The Marcoses not only ransacked the economy, they also flaunted their loot to the world
'Problema kasi, ang academic freedom, freedom lang sa isang pangkat, walang freedom sa iba,' says Senator Imee Marcos
With members of the Marcos family in top government posts and an increasing number of attacks against government critics, youth groups unite to ensure succeeding generations remember the horrors of martial law
Any plan to lift martial law must come with an agreement among Mindanao leaders to control loose firearms, a major contributing factor to violence in the southern region, says International Alert Philippines
This is in keeping with Mayor Sara Duterte's proposal, which she made last June after her discussion with ambassadors and officials of other countries
'Martial law will only be enforced in accordance with the Constitution,' says Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo
Vice President Leni Robredo urges authorities to find the suspects behind the killings in Negros Oriental instead
Justice Benjamin Caguioa once warned that if the NPA conflict is upheld as basis to declare martial law, the Philippines may be trapped in a perpetual state of miitary rule
The Philippine National Police says all its units in Negros Island 'remain on full alert and vigilant to thwart and prevent occurrence of crimes and killings'
'Kapag mag martial law ka, dapat the truly strict, real sense martial law,' says the President's daughter
Malacañang says President Rodrigo Duterte would 'certainly' make the declaration if recommended by security officials, but Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says there is no need for it at this time
The actress, whose father was allied with Ferdinand Marcos, says people need to continue to rise against the Marcos family's return to politics
The National Security Adviser is also open to exempting some places in Mindanao from martial law
The legal hunt for Marcos money is tedious and long, aggravated by the non-cooperation of Philippine governments both current and past, according to lawyer Robert Swift
Are there Marcos assets left to be discovered? What challenges did the human rights lawyer face in seeking compensation for the victims? Watch the interview on Friday, July 12, at 11 am
'Hanggang ngayon wala pa kaming katarungan,' says Helena Jimenez, whose husband disappeared following his arrest on August 17, 1985
Renowned human rights lawyer Robert Swift has worked on getting compensation for Martial Law victims for more than 3 decades
The missing paintings have 'a lot of value' that can be used to compensate victims of Martial Law, says human rights lawyer Robert Swift
The Davao City mayor will first get recommendations from the military and police before sending a City Council resolution to her father, President Rodrigo Duterte
'This could be a watershed moment in Philippine politics and governance, the final step of consolidation by the Duterte family of its dominance over the political elite,' says political analyst Antonio La Viña
PDP-Laban was founded to fight the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos' Martial Law. Decades later, Marcos' daughter Imee is an ally of the party.
The newly launched book 'To Be in History: Dark Days of Authoritarianism' aims to remind Filipinos about the struggle for freedom during the Marcos regime
(UPDATED) American lawyer Robert Swift claims the ruling is binding on the Philippine government despite the earlier decision of the Department of Justice to cancel the settlement
The Office of the Solicitor General, Department of Justice and Presidential Commission on Good Government unanimously withdraw from the agreement
In his dissent, Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza calls this accommodation of President Rodrigo Duterte ‘the Court’s seeming abdication of its duty’
The Congress resolution extends the maintenance, availability, and release of the funds for victims of Marcos Martial Law human rights violations until December 31, 2019
We need to remember why Filipinos both in the Philippines and abroad rallied against a dictator
‘Accuracy is not the question here,’ says Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin, one of the 9 justices who outvoted original member in charge Justice Caguioa
The en banc votes 9-4 to dismiss 4 petitions that questioned the third extension of martial law in Mindanao
The Aquinos, the Catholic Church, and critics of Marcos and Martial Law, are the top targets of disinformation in the 133 claims that Rappler fact-checked in 2018
(UPDATED) Solicitor General Jose Calida insists 23 factions of Moro rebel groups have pledged allegiance to ISIS
But with baselines and deadlines unclear, Associate Justice Marvic Leonen says it could mean that martial law can last until the end of Duterte’s term
(UPDATED) Some incidents ‘seem to be for motives other than rebellion,’ says Associate Justice Benjamin Caguioa, the member-in-charge