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Hong Kong protesters gather for 'laser show' rally

Aug 08, 2019 - 9:42 AM

Hong Kongers initiate a so-called laser show at the harbourfront space museum, euphemistically inviting others to 'stargaze' together — which laser pointers can also be used for

Protesters point lasers at the Space Museum during a demonstration in Hong Kong on August 7, 2019, in the latest opposition to a planned extradition law that has quickly evolved into a wider movement for democratic reforms.  Philip FONG / AFP

Georgia parliament head quits after 240 injured in crackdown

Jun 21, 2019 - 11:26 PM

Opposition leaders have vowed to hold demonstrations until parliament is dissolved and snap elections are held

GEORGIA. People rally outside the parliament in Tbilisi on June 20, 2019. Photo by Vano Shlamov/AFP

IN PHOTOS: Celebrations, protests mark Independence Day 2019

Jun 12, 2019 - 7:01 PM

Government officials proudly raise the Philippine flag in celebration of 121 years of independence, while protesters angrily lift their placards to call for 'true freedom' in the country

LIST: 2019 Independence Day rallies

Jun 11, 2019 - 9:09 PM

Groups will stage protests in various parts of Metro Manila to commemorate the country's 121st Independence Day

Background photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Key coalition partner demands Algeria's Bouteflika quit

Mar 27, 2019 - 10:01 PM

The National Rally for Democracy says it 'recommends the resignation of the president...with the aim of smoothing the period of transition'

CALL FOR RESIGNATION. File picture dated January 31, 2019 shows Algerian Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia addressing an ordinary session of The National Rally for Democracy political party, in Zeralda near the capital Algiers. The coalition ally of Algeria's ruling party called on March 27, 2019 for President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to resign. File photo by Ryad Kramdi/AFP

UP Fair: More than just a concert

Feb 11, 2019 - 2:27 PM

This year, UP Fair aims to be the voice of the masses

Muslims, Christians join forces vs terrorism in PH

Feb 03, 2019 - 2:27 PM

'We are showing the world that we Filipino Muslims and Christians are one,' says Imam Council of the Philippines Chairman Aleem Said Basher

PRAYER RALLY. Muslims and Christians hold a symbolic exchange of the Muslim Koran and the Christian Bible in a prayer rally at the Quezon Memorial Circle on Febuary 3, 2019. All photos by Maria Tan/Rappler

Macron retreats on fuel tax hikes in bid to calm French protests

Dec 04, 2018 - 11:18 PM

(UPDATED) US President Donald Trump says Emmanuel Macron's retreat vindicated his rejection of the 2015 Paris Agreement on combating climate change

French presidential election candidate for the En Marche ! movement Emmanuel Macron looks on prior to a debate organised by the French private TV channels BFM TV and CNews, between the eleven candidates for the French presidential election, on April 4, 2017 in La Plaine-Saint-Denis near Paris. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Lionel BONAVENTURE

Traders anticipate Santa Claus rally as PH stocks surge past 7,500

Dec 03, 2018 - 6:20 PM

A Santa Claus rally occurs when stock prices rise in the last weeks of December to early January

Protest clashes erupt in Paris as anti-Macron rallies return

Dec 01, 2018 - 7:23 PM

The protests include many pensioners and has been most active in small urban and rural areas where it has blocked roads, closed motorway toll booths, and even walled up the entrance to tax offices

PROTEST. Riot police officers guard the flame of The Unknown Soldier at The Arc of Triomphe during a protest of Yellow Vests (Gilets jaunes) against rising oil prices and living costs on the Champs Elysees in Paris, on December 1, 2018. Photo by Alain Jocard/AFP

South Korea apologizes for rapes by 1980 martial law troops

Nov 07, 2018 - 5:00 PM

'On behalf of the government and military, I bow deeply and offer my words of apology for the unspeakable, deep scars and pain inflicted on innocent victims,' says a public apology by defense minister Jeong Kyeong-doo

ON GUARD. A South Korean soldier stands on the road leading to North Korea's Kaesong joint industrial complex at a military checkpoint in the border city of Paju on August 21, 2015. Jung Yeon-Je/AFP

Protest in Hong Kong over China suppression

Oct 01, 2018 - 9:32 PM

The pro-democracy protest comes a week after Hong Kong banned a pro-independence party on the grounds it was a threat to national security

  Protestors take part in a National Day pro-democracy rally in Hong Kong on October 1, 2018. Thousands marched in Hong Kong on October 1 against suppression by Beijing as fears grow that freedoms in the semi-autonomous city are seriously under threat. Anthony WALLACE / AFP

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

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

Trump condemns 'all types of racism' a year after Charlottesville

Aug 11, 2018 - 10:21 PM

'The riots in Charlottesville a year ago resulted in senseless death and division,' Trump writes on Twitter

ONE YEAR AGO. This file photo taken on August 15, 2017 shows US President Donald Trump speaking to the press about protests in Charlottesville. Photo by Jim Watson/ AFP

#BabaeAko movement: Arroyo as Speaker won't champion women's status

Jul 24, 2018 - 8:48 PM

At the forefront of #BabaeAko movement's SONA 2018 protest is its call to abolish the 'regressive' TRAIN Act

#BabaeAko SONA protest. Photo by Sheila May Advincula/Rappler

People's SONA unites opposition in 'true' state of the nation

Jul 23, 2018 - 10:47 PM

The protest action, which had about 15,000 at its height according to police, is the historic union of nearly 330 opposition groups tackling different, problematic issues facing the Duterte administration

MARCH. Protesters march towards Batasan along Commonwealth Ave., Quezon City during President Duterte's 3rd State Of The Nation Address. Photos by  Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Thousands hold SONA 2018 protests around PH

Jul 23, 2018 - 9:34 PM

(UPDATED) Protesters come from various groups of women, students, indigenous peoples, farmers, workers, urban poor, religious groups, business leaders, and academics

#SONA2018 PROTEST. As of 4:30 pm of Monday, July 23, 2018, thousands of anti-Duterte protesters gather along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City for the 'United People's SONA'. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Employees hold nationwide vigil to protest PhilHealth mismanagement

Jun 08, 2018 - 3:21 PM

(UPDATED) From Luzon to Mindanao, employees unite to protest the grave abuses inside the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation. They send photos deliberately blurred to hide their identities.

SHOW OF FORCE. PhilHealth employees nationwide wear black shirts in protest of the mismanagement of the agency.

What brought workers, students to Labor Day 2018 rally

May 01, 2018 - 9:09 PM

Some of them have been contractual workers for decades; some are students who want fair labor practices when they finally work

THE MESSAGE. Ash Mercado, 20, shows off her face paint, which reads, "End Endo," at the Labor Day rally in Mendiola, Manila, on Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

8,000 protesters, 10,000 cops expected in NCR Labor Day activities

Apr 30, 2018 - 2:09 PM

Kilusang Mayo Uno spokesperson Sammy Malunes says 3 groups will be gathering as early as 5 am in 3 three key points in Manila, and will march toward Mendiola

CLENCHED FISTS. Labor leaders (from left)  Sammy Malunes of the Kilusang Mayo Uno, Alan Tanjusay of the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines, Dyul Cainglet of the Federation of Free Workers, and Sonny Matula of the Federation of Free Workers discuss their groups’ Labor Day plans with Tapatan sa Aristocrat moderator Melo Acuña (extreme left) on Monday, April 30. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

LIST: Labor Day 2018 activities around the country

Apr 30, 2018 - 11:23 AM

Several protests and activities are lined up on Tuesday, May 1, to celebrate Labor Day

Marawi evacuees rally to be allowed to return home for good

Mar 30, 2018 - 1:29 PM

(UPDATED) Organizers secure a permit from Marawi City Mayor Majul Gandamra but he says he didn’t know they planned to enter the ground zero. The military says it was generally peaceful.

PEACE RALLY. Security forces block Muslim residents of Marawi who attempt to hold Friday prayers inside ground zero on March 30, 2018. Photo courtesy of Baishora Ace

IN PHOTOS: Hollywood stars participate in 'March for Our Lives'

Mar 25, 2018 - 8:07 PM

Demi Lovato, Jennifer Hudson, Paul McCartney, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ariana Grande, and more take part in the march for gun control

March for Our Lives: Student-led U.S. gun protests draw over a million

Mar 25, 2018 - 12:38 PM

The Washington crowd was estimated at more than 800,000 people — making it the largest gun control rally in the United States since the Million Mom March in 2000

OVERFLOWING. The crowd at the March for Our Lives Rally as seen from the roof of the Newseum in Washington. Photo by Alex Edelman/AFP

At Parkland gun control rally, grief is transformed into hope

Mar 25, 2018 - 11:03 AM

The protesters meet at Parkland's Pine Trails Park, the same place where a somber vigil was held in the wake of the February 14 attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

HOPE FOLLOWS. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students participate in the March For Our Lives event at Pine Trails Park. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

'People's right to know rests on press freedom' – PCIJ

Jan 20, 2018 - 8:14 PM

'We want to offer you this discussion because it's not only about the media but it's also about people's rights,' says Malou Mangahas, Executive Director of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism

RIGHT TO KNOW. Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ) Executive Director Malou Mangahas spoke at the Black Friday rally in Quezon City on January 19, 2017. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

The week in photos: January 6-12, 2018

Jan 13, 2018 - 10:07 AM

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

Participants in the 17th Annual "No Pants Subway Ride" wait for a New York City subway train on January 7, 2018 in New York. The "No Pants Subway Ride" is an annual event started in 2002 by Improv Everywhere in New York, the goal of which is for riders ride the subway train dressed in normal winter clothes without pants while keeping a straight face. / AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY

Thin crowd of protesters mobilize as Congress tackles martial law extension

Dec 13, 2017 - 11:50 AM

(UPDATED) Less than 50 protesters from Akbayan party list assemble as Congress begins deliberations on the extension of martial law in Mindanao. Later in the day, the other faction of the Philippine left gathers about a hundred members, to hold its own protest

PROTESTERS. A thin crowd of protesters assemble at the gate of the House of Representatives to extend martial law in Mindanao. Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Shirts Duterte supporters wore at the RevGov rally

Dec 01, 2017 - 10:00 PM

Have you heard of the SWORD – Sincere Warriors of Rodrigo Duterte?

DILG official's rally attendance can be test case vs revolutionary gov't

Dec 01, 2017 - 5:30 PM

The head of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines says anybody can file a complaint of inciting to sedition against DILG Assistant Secretary Epimaco Densing III

WATCH: Declare revolutionary government, supporters urge Duterte

Dec 01, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Their rationale for this move: the country needs to start anew, given a so-called 'failed system' that can only be cured by 'extraordinary measures'

RevGov rallies in the provinces: Where's Duterte? Where are the crowds?

Dec 01, 2017 - 12:59 AM

Here's how planned rallies in the cities of Davao, Tagbilaran, Baguio, and Tuguegarao have turned out

Photo by Mick Basa/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Thousands of anti-Duterte protesters blocked from Mendiola

Nov 30, 2017 - 11:53 PM

Riot police along Recto Avenue prevent activists from marching to the area where the President's supporters are holding their own rally to call for a revolutionary government

Anti-Duterte protesters march in Manila on Bonifacio Day, November 30, 2017. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

In Manila, pro-Duterte crowd gets special treatment

Nov 30, 2017 - 11:26 PM

On Bonifacio Day, activists who traditionally hold rallies to denounce government abuses, are pushed away from Mendiola to give way to a crowd sympathetic President Rodrigo Duterte

IN PHOTOS: Mendiola turns red for Duterte's revolutionary government

Nov 30, 2017 - 10:30 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte's supporters come mostly clad in uniform red shirts, carrying professionally-designed banners, and supplied with food by vans bearing Duterte's Kitchen logos

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

Taguiwalo: You want change? Ask Duterte to reform policies, not monopolize power

Nov 30, 2017 - 5:44 PM

Revolutionary government under President Rodrigo Duterte is as good as establishing a dictatorship, says his former Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo

'Bonifacio turning in his grave' over Duterte's revolutionary gov't

Nov 30, 2017 - 3:18 PM

Activists seek to expose the dangers of a revolutionary government, which President Rodrigo Duterte's supporters are pushing him to set up

EFFIGY. Protestors lug around a Duterte effigy during a rally on November 30, 2017. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Malacañang calls for 'peaceful' pro-revolutionary gov't rallies

Nov 30, 2017 - 11:10 AM

While President Rodrigo Duterte has said he does not want a revolutionary government, he respects the right of citizens to express their support for it, says Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque

Bonifacio Day rallies set to push, protest Duterte's revolutionary gov't

Nov 29, 2017 - 10:21 PM

Rallies supporting President Rodrigo Duterte's proposed revolutionary government will be held on Thursday, November 30, 19 cities and towns, mostly areas where Duterte won in the 2016 presidential election

Police defend use of ear-piercing sonic alarm at ASEAN rally

Nov 14, 2017 - 5:22 PM

Cops use a long-range audio device (LRAD), considered as a sonic weapon applied for crowd control

The week in photos: November 4-10, 2017

Nov 11, 2017 - 3:52 PM

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

Images are projected onto the Louvre Pyramid in Paris at night on November 8, 2017 to mark the opening of the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum on Saadiyat island in the Emirati capital.More than a decade in the making, the Louvre Abu Dhabi opened its doors on November 8, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Eric FEFERBERG

On day of rally vs EJKs, Malacañang seeks Church's help vs drugs

Nov 05, 2017 - 11:44 AM

Malacañang also says the President allows 'constructive dissent,' as the Church prepares for a big rally against alleged extrajudicial killings

BETTER RAPPORT. New Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque calls for unity of the national government with the Catholic Church. Malacanang photo

The week in photos: September 16-22, 2017

Sep 23, 2017 - 4:12 PM

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

BULLSEYE. Children play around a protest banner during an anti-government rally in Luneta on September 21, 2017. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

VIRAL: UP student studying biology while in rally

Sep 23, 2017 - 9:18 AM

'We uphold honor and excellence in both our academics and our love for our nation,' says Dani Ting, the 3rd year UP psychology student in the viral photo

Luneta protesters urge Duterte to stop killings, halt return to dictatorship

Sep 22, 2017 - 7:58 AM

The loudest and most repeated call at the Luneta was for President Rodrigo Duterte to end the drug war and assure Filipinos he will not expand coverage of martial law

TAKING A STAND. Protesters at Luneta sing the Filipino version of '€œDo You Hear the People Sing?' from Les Miserables. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

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

STOP THE KILLINGS. On the 45th anniversary of Ferdinand Marcos' declaration of martial law, groups from the Southern Tagalog region troop to Camp Aguinaldo Thursday morning, September 21, 2017, to protest continuing violations of human rights under the Duterte administration. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Sept 21 protest organizers to Duterte: Why limit space for rally?

Sep 20, 2017 - 5:52 PM

According to the Movement Against Tyranny, the space assigned by the National Parks Development Committee to the group can only accommodate a maximum number of 5,000 people. The group expects tens of thousands to join its activity.

LIMITED SPACE? The area assigned to the Movement Against Tyranny protest can only accommodate a maximum number of 5,000 individuals.

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