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Some Filipinos enjoyed a lavish dinner to 'honor' a convicted plunderer while the Taal evacuees suffered from hunger and thirst
'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
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
How can we expect regret and repentance from a family that consciously alters the past?
The Davao City government extends ban on carrying firearms until December 31, 2020
(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
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
A Social Weather Stations survey reports that 65% of Filipinos agree that martial law should end by December 31
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
When nostalgia offers an illusion of a 'golden' past, we must be critical when politicians use it to promise a better future
The Davao City mayor welcomes the decision not to extend the Mindanao-wide martial rule
(UPDATED) Martial law in Mindanao ends on December 31, 2019
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.
Being Ilocano and criticizing the Marcoses are not contradictory
'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
‘It’s time to go back to normal,’ the defense chief says, adding that security forces can handle lingering threats without martial law
Conclusion: For the Marcos comeback playbook, facts don't matter
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
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
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
Security officials are also considering the opinion of local government units in assessing whether another extension of martial law in Mindanao is needed
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