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Poll protest vs neophyte Negros Occidental town mayor dismissed

Oct 11, 2019 - 5:39 PM

Irene Montilla defeated Joselito Malabor in the 2019 mayoral election in Isabela, Negros Occidental, by just 48 votes

UPHELD. Mayor Irene Montilla of Isabela town, Negros Occidental, scores a win after the election protest filed against her by her predecessor is dismissed on October 10, 2019. Photo by Marchel P. Espina/Rappler

PH Consulate in Hong Kong reminds Filipinos to avoid protest areas

Oct 09, 2019 - 4:30 PM

With no end in sight to the protests in Hong Kong, Filipinos there are advised to stay vigilant

PROTESTS CONTINUE. Masked pro-democracy protesters marched through Hong Kong in defiance of a ban on face coverings as much of the city ground to a halt on October 5, with the subway suspended and many shops shuttered following another night of violence. Photo by Philip Fong/AFP

IN PHOTOS: Piston says nationwide transport strike a success

Sep 30, 2019 - 7:07 PM

Despite contradicting statements from the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, Piston claims high participation rates in Rizal, Alabang, Navotas, Davao, Southern Tagalog, and Angeles, Pampanga

LOOK: Saving their livelihoods. Jeepney drivers and operators in Baguio and Benguet together with their families and friends picketed the Department of Transportation in the city to voice out their opposition to the Jeepney Modernization Program which they said they are not against modernizing transportation but how is it being directed in favor of the big businesses. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

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

LIST: 47th Martial Law anniversary protests, activities

Sep 19, 2019 - 10:17 PM

Protest activities are lined up at Luneta, the university area in Manila, and key cities across the country on September 20 and 21, 2019

Youth groups lead protest marking 47th anniversary of Martial Law

Sep 18, 2019 - 2:18 PM

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

Comelec division junks protest vs Vico Sotto

Sep 02, 2019 - 2:43 PM

(UPDATED) Comelec Spokesperson James Jimenez says the 2nd division decided unanimously, citing the 'insufficiency in form and substance' of Eusebio's protest

UNANIMOUS VOTE. Members of the Comelec Second Division unanimously dismiss on August 30, 2019, the electoral protest filed by reelectionist mayor Bobby Eusebio (left) against challenger Vico Sotto in May 2019. Eusebio’s photo from his FB; Sotto’s photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Poll protest vs Negros Occidental mayor dismissed

Aug 24, 2019 - 5:07 PM

The Bacolod City Regional Trial Court Branch 49 junks the electoral protest filed by former mayor Magdaleno Peña against his niece, Moises Padilla Mayor Ella Garcia Yulo

LOCAL CHIEF. Moises Padilla Mayor Ella Garcia Yulo holds a dialogue with the residents of far-flung Barangay Quintin Remo on August 19, 2019. Photo by Marchel Espina

'This is not the last': Thousands unite for People's SONA 2019

Jul 22, 2019 - 11:47 PM

Around 5,350 protesters march along Commonwealth Avenue to share their own version of the state of the nation

Protesters from the United People's Sona brave the rain as they march along Commonwealth Avenue on July 22, 2019, to stage a program during President Rodrigo Duterte's State of the Nation Address. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Art means uprising at the SONA 2019 protests

Jul 22, 2019 - 8:17 PM

Protesters got creative as they created artwork to express their opposition to the Duterte administration

STANDING BY. A syokoy Duterte effigy is set to be burned at the United People's SONA held at Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City on July 22. Photo by Samantha Bagayas/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: From Luzon to Mindanao, thousands cry 'Atin ang 'Pinas!'

Jul 22, 2019 - 6:32 PM

(UPDATED) As President Duterte delivers his 4th Station of the Nation Address, protesters across the country call on Filipinos to fight for Philippine sovereignty

Before President Duterte delivers his 4th SONA, militant groups in Baguio City march along central district on July 22, 2019 as they protest against the dueterte administration. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

No more SONA protests if workers’ demands addressed – BMP leader

Jul 17, 2019 - 5:20 PM

Labor union leader Leody De Guzman says most workers' demands have not been addressed by any administration in the Philippines

IN PHOTOS: Protests on Labor Day 2019

May 01, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Thousands of workers march on Labor Day, calling on President Rodrigo Duterte to listen to their pleas and fulfill his campaign promise

A protester in a Spiderman suit holds a poster during the Labor Day protest in Mendiola, Manila on May 1, 2019. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

[OPINION] Protests and university education

Mar 12, 2019 - 6:00 PM

To instruct the youth not to be involved in public and civic affairs is not only unconstitutional, but directly runs contrary to the various ways the youth can be involved in nation-building

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Street protests outlawed in Davao City

Nov 30, 2018 - 9:51 AM

Militant groups slam the ordinance as a curtailment of the people's right to peaceful assembly and freedom of speech but local officials say rallies are still allowed in places other than streets to ensure smooth traffic flow

STREET PROTEST. Members of the National Democratic Front-Southern Mindanao block traffic during a lightning rally in Davao City on March 29, 2017 to mark the 48th Anniversary of the New People's Army. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Robredo camp to Duterte: Marcos won't win election protest

Aug 16, 2018 - 3:11 PM

(UPDATED) Vice President Leni Robredo says she would rather focus on 'things that need to be done' than dwell on President Rodrigo Duterte's latest tirade

ROBREDO VS MARCOS. The Commission on Elections begins the decryption of ballot images for the electoral protest filed by former senator Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr against Vice President Leni Robredo.

Robredo: Marcos and I could both lose votes due to 50% shading threshold

May 29, 2018 - 1:55 PM

'Nakakagulat na ayaw niyang malaman iyong tunay na saloobin ng mamamayan, ano ba talaga iyong boto. Bakit kailangang itulak na 50%?' says Vice President Leni Robredo on her rival Bongbong Marcos

VP PROTEST. Vice President Leni Robredo wants the PET to consider a 25% vote shading threshold for the VP protest recount. But her rival Bongbong Marcos wants it at 50%. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Comelec rules say audit logs should not be in ballot boxes – Robredo camp

Apr 03, 2018 - 7:35 PM

Countering the Marcoses, lawyer Romulo Macalintal says the Comelec ordered audit logs to be delivered to election officers, not placed inside ballot boxes

BALLOT BOX ISSUES. Lawyer Romulo Macalintal responds to the statements of Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos and ex-senator Bongbong Marcos on the ballot boxes. File photos of Macalintal and Imee by Rappler, photo of Bongbong from his office

Did Imee Marcos 'gatecrash' the VP ballot recount site?

Apr 03, 2018 - 4:32 PM

(UPDATED) Ex-senator Bongbong Marcos' lawyer says Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos is not accredited, but she was still 'allowed by the PET to enter' on April 2

ENTRY ALLOWED? Former senator Bongbong Marcos and his sister, Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos, grants a media interview after visiting the ballot recount site on April 2, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Robredo camp dismisses ballot box 'anomalies' as 'fake news'

Apr 02, 2018 - 3:55 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo's lawyer Romulo Macalintal denies the allegation of former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr that ballot boxes from Camarines Sur were tampered with to delay the ballot recount

'NO TO FAKE NEWS.' Election lawyer Romulo Macalintal holds a press conference on the VP ballot recount on April 2, 2018 in Manila. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Marcos, Robredo pull media stunts but get no closer to a recount

Feb 07, 2018 - 10:51 PM

What was supposed to be the signing of a simple gentleman's agreement that will clear the way for the recount of vice presidential votes turns into a media circus

Supporters 'grant' Duterte sole powers to write new Constitution

Nov 30, 2017 - 6:35 PM

Led by actress Vivian Velez, a crowd reads a declaration enumerating 7 reforms that supposedly can only be achieved if President Duterte exercises revolutionary powers

'REVGOV NA'. Pro-Duterte demonstrators gather in Mendiola, Manila on November 30, 2017 calling for the establishment of a revolutionary government. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Stories from the sidelines: Street vendors on the Marcos burial

Dec 01, 2016 - 3:18 PM

What do the people selling candies cigarettes and water to protesters think about Ferdinand Marcos burial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani?

SIDEWALK STORIES. Vendor Alicia Palomos thinks the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos should not have been buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

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Dec 01, 2016 - 1:25 PM

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'One big fight': Ateneo, La Salle, UP unite vs Marcos burial

Dec 01, 2016 - 11:11 AM

Leaders of the top 3 Philippine universities share the stage at the November 30 rally and urge the youth to be relentless in their fight against deceit propaganda and human rights abuses

'ONE BIG FIGHT.' The heads of the University of the Philippines, Ateneo de Manila University, and De La Salle University address the crowd at the People POwer Monument on November 30, 2016. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

Diokno: Next anti-Marcos campaign is to educate the youth

Dec 01, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Teaching the youth about Martial Law is the way to move forward from the rallies says former NHCP Chairperson Maria Serena Diokno and other educators

WATCH: Millennials lead November 30 anti-Marcos burial rally in EDSA

Nov 30, 2016 - 11:57 PM

Carrying signs of the times millennials bring protest signposts bearing witty slogans

Protesters to Duterte, Marcoses: ‘This is what democracy looks like’

Nov 30, 2016 - 9:53 PM

UPDATED An estimated crowd of 15 000 largely composed of millennials gather on EDSA on November 30 to hold President Rodrigo Duterte accountable for giving dictator Ferdinand Marcos a hero s burial

Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

'Negros Occidental won't allow' Marcoses' return to power

Nov 30, 2016 - 7:44 PM

La Sallians in Bacolod City stage the rally in honor of Martial Law victims: It’s our vow not to forget them it’s our vow never again that this situation will be happening in our time

MILLENNIALS OF LA SALLE. Students of the University of St La Salle, with their faculty members express indignation over the hero’s burial of dictator Ferdinand Marcos. They march from Lacson Street to the Bacolod Public Plaza on November 30, 2016. Photo by Marchel P. Espina/Rappler

Students in anti-Marcos burial protest: 'We will never forget'

Nov 30, 2016 - 6:42 PM

We should be at the forefront of engaging our government and ensuring that martial law will never happen again

MILLENNIAL MINDSET. DLSU student leader Reigner (center) says millennials have to educate their peers on the country's right history. Photo by David Lozada/ Rappler

Albay youth: Why was Marcos buried despite pending appeal?

Nov 30, 2016 - 6:30 PM

We are calling on the people to join our cause This is without political color Our aim is to attain justice for the victims of Marcos regime says a youth leader who marched to Pinaglabanan Monument in downtown Legazpi City

Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Police van overruns protesters in US embassy dispersal

Oct 19, 2016 - 3:32 PM

UPDATED Some of the protesters are injured after cops forced a police vehicle through the crowd

Several protesters lie on the street after being hit by a police vehicle during a protest outside the US embassy in Manila, October 19, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong / Rappler

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Aug 16, 2016 - 12:35 PM

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Robredo camp: Marcos Jr's witnesses are fake

Aug 15, 2016 - 9:24 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo s legal team says some witnesses in Bongbong Marcos electoral protest claim their signatures were forged or they were told to surrender their IDs for some government benefits

epa05356827 Senator Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Junior looks on during a press conference in Quezon City, northeast of Manila, Philippines, 11 June 2016. Senator Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Junior has said he will file an electoral protest on over alleged manipulation of the unofficial vote count during the 09 May elections. EPA/MARK R. CRISTINO

Robredo replies: Why SC should dismiss Marcos Jr's protest

Aug 15, 2016 - 7:13 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says Ferdinand Marcos Jr has raised issues other than the results of the VP race and failed to show proof to back up his claims

Kidapawan protest: Can police use guns to disperse violent rallies?

Apr 07, 2016 - 7:57 PM

Inconsistencies between the police manual and the Public Assembly Act create confusion on whether or not the police should have used guns to disperse protesters

KIDAPAWAN CLASH. Police and farmers face-off in Kidapawan. File photo from the PNP's official Facebook page

Police in Kidapawan protest: Are we not human?

Apr 07, 2016 - 4:14 PM

UPDATED Police claim that their use of guns was justified because of the likely presence of active shooters among the protesters based on intelligence reports

VIOLENT DISPERSAL. Video shown by the PNP supposedly shows a small group of police (middle of photo) being surrounded by protesters. Screenshot

NSA: South China Sea row biggest security threat for PH

May 07, 2015 - 11:49 AM

At the first Senate hearing on China s reclamation activities National Security Adviser Cesar Garcia Jr says the Philippine military should be freed from its internal security duties to focus on external defense

Typhoon Hagupit, PAGASA on COA, HK protesters surrender | The wRap

Dec 03, 2014 - 7:15 PM

Typhoon Hagupit is expected to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility Thursday Weather authorities cry foul on reports alleging PAGASA is incapable of properly warning the country against storms 3 Occupy Hong Kong leaders surrender

Filipinos, Vietnamese join anti-China protest

May 16, 2014 - 3:56 PM

Protesters carry placards that read Vietnam Philippines join hands to kick off China

Politicians show why PCOS doesn't work

May 03, 2012 - 12:26 PM

At least 6 electoral protest cases highlight alleged flaws of the PCOS machines

Supreme Court Wins in Budget Battle with Malacanang

Nov 29, 2011 - 8:00 AM

Congress ratifies P1 8 trillion budget for 2012