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Why you should watch 'Liway,' a film based on real Martial Law experiences

Oct 09, 2018 - 7:30 PM

'A prominent personality said, ‘Name one martial law victim,’ I can name you several in the film'

TRUTH-TELLING MATTERS. The 'Liway' director and cast celebrate the film's success. Photo by Precious del Valle/Rappler

How 'Liway' became Cinemalaya's highest-grossing film ever

Oct 09, 2018 - 5:32 PM

'Liway,' an entry to the 2018 Cinemalaya film festival, will be released commercially beginning October 10

LIWAY. The film, based on the true story of Martial Law survivors, is the highest-grossing movie in Cinemalaya history. Screenshot from the movie trailer

Martial law helped lessen violence in ARMM – report

Oct 02, 2018 - 7:00 PM

But the Conflict Alert 2018 report also points out that the Duterte administration's heavy security approach will not be enough to address violent conflicts in the southern region

Policemen check a car boot of a resident fleeing from Marawi city, where gunmen who had declared allegiance to the Islamic State group rampaged through the city, at a checkpoint in Iligan City on May 24, 2017. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

[OPINION] Justified martial law? PH military should take its history seriously

Sep 29, 2018 - 7:30 PM

For the AFP to sweep under the rug all of that discomfort over Martial Law would definitely cause a repetition of abuses, suffering, and deaths to civilians and soldiers alike

Duterte’s medical tests, Spotify, Pia Wurtzbach | Evening wRap

Sep 24, 2018 - 9:11 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Chay Hofileña

Malacañang says Marcos, Enrile can't twist Martial Law history

Sep 24, 2018 - 2:45 PM

'We are implementing the law, and the law says there should be reparations paid to victims of Martial Law,' says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque

MARTIAL LAW. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque says former senators Ferdinand Marcos Jr and Juan Ponce Enrile cannot twist the history of Martial Law. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Nancy Binay debunks Enrile claim: My dad was arrested during Martial Law

Sep 24, 2018 - 2:30 PM

'It's a fact nakulong 'yung ama ko. Lumaki ako na nagrarally kami,' says the daughter of former vice president Jejomar Binay, reacting to a false claim by ex-senator Juan Ponce Enrile

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Martial Law massacres, Kris Aquino, typhoon Ompong | Midday wRap

Sep 24, 2018 - 2:02 PM

Watch Rappler’s Midday newscast with Chito dela Vega

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Selling our memory to thieves

Sep 24, 2018 - 8:19 AM

Martial Law was here in one blow decades ago, and is here now – in increments we continue refusing to see

ARMM governor: Enrile's hands stained with Moros' blood

Sep 24, 2018 - 12:30 AM

(UPDATED) 'We cannot build peace on lies,' says ARMM Governor Mujiv Hataman, in response to claims of former senator Juan Ponce Enrile

Enrile's 'ambush': Real or not?

Sep 23, 2018 - 10:55 AM

Juan Ponce Enrile himself had admitted that his 'ambush' in 1972 was 'staged' to justify the declaration of Martial Law. Yet he later retracted that claim.

JPE. Juan Ponce Enrile talks to Ferdinand Marcos Jr in a two-part video entitled 'JPE: A Witness to History'.

FALSE: Filipinos ‘free to roam, can watch news’ during Martial Law

Sep 22, 2018 - 7:06 PM

Copy-pasted comments on Facebook amplify the false claim made by Martial Law administrator Juan Ponce Enrile in his interview with Ferdinand Marcos Jr

The week in photos: September 15-21, 2018

Sep 22, 2018 - 6:25 PM

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

BABY STEPS. People walk on a path covered with sand and debris in the low-lying coastal village of Lei Yue Mun in the aftermath of Typhoon Mangkhut in Hong Kong on September 17, 2018. Photo by Philip Fong/AFP

[OPINION] Of Marcos, Duterte, and Zeman: Reviving the ghosts of the past

Sep 22, 2018 - 5:48 PM

Slogans like 'Never Again' and 'Never Forget' displayed or shouted at rallies in Manila and elsewhere in the Philippines also have a lot of meaning to Czechs who care to remember what went on before the Velvet Revolution – our own version of EDSA

INSIDE STORY: How Duterte handled Trillanes fiasco from Israel, Jordan

Sep 22, 2018 - 2:00 PM

Who was the most surprised at President Duterte's order revoking Senator Trillanes' amnesty? His own Cabinet.

Why a coconut juice vendor sells at the Martial Law 2018 rally

Sep 21, 2018 - 10:58 PM

Big gatherings such as anti-Duterte rallies are seen as ways to earn a little more than usual

VENDOR. Bernard delos Santos, 38, is a coconut juice vendor in Manila. Photo by Charles Salazar/Rappler

Filipinos remember Martial Law: 'Dictatorship is back'

Sep 21, 2018 - 10:31 PM

Thousands of protesters gather to denounce a 'creeping dictatorship' as the Philippines marks the 46th anniversary of Martial Law

REMEMBERING DICTATORSHIP. An artwork depicting President Rodrigo Duterte (center), former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (left), and dictator Ferdinand Marcos is displayed on the anniversary of Martial Law on September 21, 2018. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Itogon landslide, Nene Pimentel on Mocha Uson, Grab fares | Evening wRap

Sep 21, 2018 - 9:59 PM

Watch the evening wRap with Chito dela Vega

Plans for Martial Law victims, martyrs memorial move forward

Sep 21, 2018 - 9:00 PM

'We will continue to tell the story despite the fake news and the post-truth arguments because it's important that the future generations are made aware of what really happened during Martial Law,' CHR Chairperson Chito Gascon says

Nene Pimentel: EJKs not allowed in PH 'then, now, or ever'

Sep 21, 2018 - 8:30 PM

Former Senate president Aquilino 'Nene' Pimentel Jr says the 10-year military rule of the disgraced dictator Ferdinand Marcos was much worse, but the extrajudicial killings happening now are also not right

Enrile’s claims about Martial Law ‘revolting, insanely disgusting’ – lawmakers

Sep 21, 2018 - 6:49 PM

Opposition lawmakers slam ex-defense minister Juan Ponce Enrile for deliberately attempting to distort the truth about Martial Law

HISTORICAL REVISIONISM. Ex-defense minister Juan Ponce Enrile is interviewed by Bongbong Marcos, the son of the late dictator that Enrile once served. Screenshot from Bongbong's YouTube account

From Luzon to Mindanao, youths vow to fight return of dictatorship under Duterte

Sep 21, 2018 - 6:32 PM

(UPDATED) Hundreds of Filipino youth gather in key cities across the country on Friday, September 21, condemning the similarities of Ferdinand Marcos and Rodrigo Duterte

Counter-protest: Pro-Duterte crowd arrives at anti-Martial Law rally in Luneta

Sep 21, 2018 - 6:30 PM

More than an hour before the start of the anti-Martial Law activity in Luneta, administration supporters, wearing red shirts, are bussed in to hold their own rally nearby

RED SHIRT CROWD. President Rodrigo Duterte's supporters rally at the Luneta Grandstand to counter the anti-Martial Law gathering at the nearby Rizal Monument on September 21, 2018, the 46th anniversary of the Declaration of Martail Law. All photos by Gerard Carreon/Rappler

‘Repudiate’ Enrile, Marcos attempt to revise history, says Nene Pimentel

Sep 21, 2018 - 6:01 PM

'Let us expose them for what they are. They are trying to perpetuate a legacy that had better been placed in the box of history under several feet underground,' says former senate president Nene Pimentel

ConCom member fromer senator Nene Pimentel at a hearing on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, for the Initial deliberation on the proposed Philippine Federal Constitution drafts at the House of Representative in Quezon City. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Sister Patricia Fox joins Mass on Martial Law anniversary

Sep 21, 2018 - 5:48 PM

'A Mass is hardly a political activity,' says Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox after a Mass to commemorate the 46th anniversary of Martial Law

Sister Patricia Fox attends mass at the San Agustin Church in Intramuros, Manila, September 21, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Robredo: 'It’s time to take a stand because democracy is at risk again'

Sep 21, 2018 - 5:30 PM

'Tinatawag tayo ng panahon upang umaksyon at ang pagkakataong ganito ay minsan lamang babalik sa atin,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

FOR DEMOCRACY. Vice President Leni Robredo delivers her speech at De La Salle Universit on September 21, 2018. Photo by OVP

[OPINION] Is it really time to move on from Martial Law?

Sep 21, 2018 - 5:04 PM

Certain words and stories lose their power when told too many times. People can’t respond to horror stories and torture porn forever. Is there a better way of remembering Martial Law?

LIST: False claims of Juan Ponce Enrile on Martial Law

Sep 21, 2018 - 4:58 PM

Former Marcos defense minister Juan Ponce Enrile, the architect and implementor of Martial Law, also wrongly claims that there were no massacres during that time

MARTIAL LAW. Ex-senator Bongbong Marcos interviews ex-defense minister and Senate president Juan Ponce Enrile. Screenshots from Bongbong's YouTube account

Aquino on Enrile: Old age not an excuse to bend truth about Martial Law

Sep 21, 2018 - 4:42 PM

'Pasensiya na, pero 'yung totoo, totoo; 'yung pambobola, pambobola pa rin,' says former president Benigno Aquino III after the Martial Law architect airs a revisionist view of what happened

NEVER FORGET. Former president Benigno Aquino III (2nd, left), flanked by Senators Bam Aquino and Kiko Pangilinan, at the Mass for Peace at De La Salle University on September 21, 2018, the 46th anniversary of the Martial Law declaration. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

#NeverAgain: Artists, celebrities speak out on 46th Martial Law anniversary

Sep 21, 2018 - 4:14 PM

From millennials to the older generations, several prominent personalities share their thoughts on the Marcos dictatorship

FALSE: 'Only one executed,' 'none arrested' under Marcos' Martial Law – Enrile

Sep 21, 2018 - 3:17 PM

Many individuals have come forward to share their stories of being arrested and tortured under the Marcos regime

'Distortion of truth': Diokno family slams Bongbong Marcos, Enrile

Sep 21, 2018 - 2:52 PM

The family of the late statesmen Jose Diokno slams former senator Juan Ponce Enrile for peddling lies about Marcos' Martial Law, calling his actions a 'pathetic attempt at rewriting our history'

Martial Law protests, Duterte’s ‘guilty’ verdict, Comelec substitution rule | Midday wRap

Sep 21, 2018 - 1:37 PM

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Bongbong Marcos interviews Enrile to ‘correct distortions’ of Martial Law story

Sep 21, 2018 - 1:26 PM

The son of the deposed dictator airs the version of former defense minister Juan Ponce Enrile to address what he considers the millennials' 'different approach' to Martial Law

'WITNESS TO HISTORY'. Ex-senator Bongbong Marcos interviews Juan Ponce Enrile, former defense minister of his father. Screenshot from Bongbong's YouTube account

September 21 rallies: 'Resist the creeping dictatorship'

Sep 21, 2018 - 9:57 AM

Filipino protesters on September 21, the 46th anniversary of Martial Law under Ferdinand Marcos, seek 'to disallow another dictator to rise or an old one to return'

PAST AND PRESENT. An artist applies finishing touches on giant art heads of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos and President Rodrigo Duterte for the 46th anniversary of Martial Law on September 21, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

UP students, staff may be excused for Sept 21 activities

Sep 21, 2018 - 9:45 AM

'I am encouraging all administrators, faculty, students, and staff throughout the system to participate in meaningful and peaceful activities,' says UP president Danilo Concepcion

Progressive youth organization such as League of Filipino Students, Kabataan Partylist conduct a National Day of Walkout against de facto Martial Law and Duterte's tyrannical rule. Call against Oplan Tokhang inflation. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

FALSE: 'No massacres' during Martial Law

Sep 21, 2018 - 9:43 AM

(2ND UPDATE) There were at least two massacres reported during that period. Both happened in Mindanao, and both were committed against Muslim communities.

Screenshot of video of the 1st part of 'JPE: A Witness to History' where former defense secretary Juan Ponce Enrile tells Ferdinand Marcos Jr that there were 'no massacres' during Martial Law.

ADMU, DLSU presidents tell students: Fight attempts to forget Martial Law

Sep 20, 2018 - 11:56 PM

In a joint signed statement, Fr Jose Ramon Villarin SJ and Br Raymundo Suplido FSC say there can be no 'moving on' from Martial Law

SCHEDULE: 46th Martial Law anniversary protests, activities

Sep 20, 2018 - 7:19 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Several activities are lined up for Friday, September 21, in Metro Manila and the regions to commemorate the declaration of Proclamation 1081

A day before the commemoration of the 46th Martial Law Anniversary, on Thursday, September 20, 2018, artist apply finishing touches on the giant art heads of the late president "Marcos and Duterte" the present president. The late President Marcos was the author of the September 21, 1972 Martial Law, while President Rody Duterte is the architect of the present Mindanao Martial Law. The arts of heads of former president Gloria Arroyo half with the late president Marcos head (left), former senator Bongbong Marcos head half with his fathers head (right) and president Duterte's head (center) is transformable to giant head of the late dictator Marcos. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

4,000 cops to secure September 21 activities

Sep 20, 2018 - 7:07 PM

(UPDATED) The Philippine National Police says another 1,000 police are to remain on standby at the PNP headquarters should assistance be needed

SAFETY. PNP deploys a 4,000-strong force for September 21 activities. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

City of Manila suspends classes on September 21

Sep 20, 2018 - 4:00 PM

Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada says 'numerous and massive demonstrations' are expected on Friday, September 21, the 46th anniversary of the declaration of martial law

2 days before martial law anniversary, Duterte meets with intel agencies

Sep 20, 2018 - 1:32 PM

Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque says the meeting was a 'regular intel briefing' and downplays the threat posed by supposed September 21 sabotage 'plans'

#MartialLaw45 protesters occupy EDSA Quezon Avenue for #DayOfProtest. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

[OPINION] Forgiveness demands justice

Sep 20, 2018 - 12:00 PM

What is the relationship between justice and forgiveness? Justice arrests abuse. Forgiveness tempers vengefulness.

Cebu: Groups kick off weeklong anti-Martial Law activities

Sep 17, 2018 - 4:25 PM

The theme of the activity organized by Tindig Pilipinas-Cebu is: 'Remembering Martial Law and Rekindling the People Power'

CHR, former HRVCB members warn martial law victims against scams

Sep 13, 2018 - 3:22 PM

The Commission on Human Rights and the Human Rights Victims' Claims Board say that they are no longer accepting new applications amid reports that a group is soliciting money to process reparation claims from victims of Martial Law

Duterte suspects 'assassination,' 'sabotage' on September 21

Sep 11, 2018 - 6:22 PM

(UPDATED) 'Kaligaya ko na lang mamatay sa kamay ninyo. At least hindi mamatay sa sakit,' President Duterte says in response to an alleged assassination plot against him

Despite Marcos ties, U.P. president says no attempt to forget Martial Law

Sep 07, 2018 - 7:58 PM

After the backlash from his Kabataang Barangay reunion with Imee Marcos, University of the Philippines president Danilo Concepcion commits to developing courses on Martial Law for UP's general education program

COMMITMENTS. University of the Philippines president Danilo Concepcion lists commitments towards his promise to ensure UP will not forget abuses under Martial Law. Screenshot from Rappler Talk

PNP admits 'security lapses' in Sultan Kudarat

Sep 03, 2018 - 2:09 PM

Despite martial law in Mindanao, PNP spokesman Benigno Durana, says 'obviously, there were gaps in the security measures'

PNP'S VOICE. Police Spokesperson Senior Superintendent Benigno Durana at his office in Camp Crame. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

[OPINION] Courage in the face of injustice

Sep 02, 2018 - 12:33 PM

What you and I can do is be brave. Stand. Have courage. Only then can we hope to prevent the destruction of your generation's future.

Sereno to Filipinos: Have courage to stop martial law

Sep 02, 2018 - 11:20 AM

When people become afraid to speak, 'we would have helped the tyrant win,' says ousted chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno

NO TO DICTATORSHIP. Ousted chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno says Filipinos should stop the return of martial law. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler