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Martial Law victims remembered on Marcos' 100th birth anniversary

Sep 11, 2017 - 4:50 PM

Protesters go to the Libingan ng mga Bayani as the family of Ferdinand Marcos celebrates the centenary of the birth of the deposed dictator

IN MEMORY. Activists holds photos of Martial Law martyrs as they protest the celebration of the late President Ferdinand Marcos' 100th birthday. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Kin of others killed in police ops march for Kian

Aug 21, 2017 - 11:25 PM

Performer Mae Paner activists also join the protest march in Kian delos Santos neighborhood in Caloocan urging people to protest state sponsored killings

Protesters, neighbors, and friends of Kian Loyd Delos Santos light candles to express their call for justice on the death of the slain kid. Photo by Eloisa Lopez

LIST: Minors, college students killed in Duterte's drug war

Aug 19, 2017 - 12:18 PM

The youngest reported victim of the war on drugs is an infant in Maguindanao

Dangerous times for women in a culture of rape in the PH

Aug 04, 2017 - 8:00 AM

It is a society a culture an educational and justice system that raises rapists and killers We have failed as a society to make women and young girls free from such violent acts

CA junks Martial Law victims' plea for $2B granted in Hawaii

Jul 16, 2017 - 5:55 PM

The Philippines Court of Appeals says the Hawaii court had no jurisdiction over the case filed by victims of human rights abuses

BANTAYOG WALL. Relatives of victims of Martial Law light candles at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani Wall of Remembrance to honor the heroism of their fallen kin. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

The week in photos: June 17-23, 2017

Jun 24, 2017 - 7:18 AM

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

Afghan refugee women wait to scan their eyes at the UNHCR registration center in Peshawar, Pakistan on June 19, 2017 ahead of the World Refugee Day. Photo by Abdul Majeed/AFP

IN PHOTOS: Ariana Grande visits Manchester attack victims ahead of concert

Jun 04, 2017 - 11:34 AM

Ariana Grande visits the victims of the attack before her One Love Manchester concert

From relief to despair: Brother of Resorts World victim recalls fretful wait

Jun 03, 2017 - 10:54 PM

Austin Ala s hopes soared when he heard the news that there were no casualties in the attack only to find out later that the initial information released by the police was wrong

A memorial mass is offered for the victims of the Resorts World Manila attack in Pasay on June 2, 2017. Employees of the hotel and casino and relatives of victims light candles and offered flowers after the celebration. Photo by Angie De Silva/Rappler

Families of casino attack victims get no help from Resorts World, funeral homes

Jun 03, 2017 - 10:53 AM

Funeral parlors are imposing conditions before releasing the bodies families say while Resorts World has not delivered on full support and assistance it promised

FURIOUS FAMILIES. Michael Coria says that their family just wants to begin the funeral service for their relative Merylle Ala, but has just been burdened with instructions. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Anonymous Muslim opens arms to grieving Mancunians

May 27, 2017 - 6:16 PM

St Ann s Square has become the scene of a continuous and somber procession of mourners eager to pay their own personal respects to the dead

EMBRACE. A Muslim woman who attends West Didsbury Mosque hugs another lady as she are her family hand out biscuits to members of the public in central Manchester, northwest England on May 26, 2017, as a gesture of solidarity. Photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

Manchester terror attack: The victims

May 25, 2017 - 10:10 AM

Here are the victims named so far in the deadliest terror attack in Britain since the 2005 London bombings

TRIBUTE. Messages and floral tributes in Albert Square in Manchester, England on May 23, 2017, in solidarity with those killed and injured in the terror attack at the Ariana Grande concert. Photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 12, 2017

May 12, 2017 - 11:00 AM

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WATCH: How much compensation are Martial Law victims entitled to?

May 11, 2017 - 11:35 PM

Each victim may receive a sum of P25 000 to as much as P250 000

Finally, Martial Law victims receive 1st tranche of money

May 08, 2017 - 6:03 PM

The first batch covers those living in Metro Manila Victims living in the provinces should be able to receive theirs next week

CHR Chairperson Lina Sarmiento (standing) supervises the distribution of cash card to human rigths victims during Martial Law for Metro Manila residents at the Virata Hall iin UP Diliman on May 8, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Ombudsman disbarment, CHR, oral arguments | Evening wRap

Mar 28, 2017 - 8:21 PM

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P300M to be released for martial law victims

Mar 28, 2017 - 1:29 PM

The names of 4 000 martial law victims to receive 50 of compensation have been submitted to the Office of the Executive Secretary says the Palace

MEETING WITH VICTIMS. President Rodrigo Duterte presides over a meeting with the Human Rights Victims Claims Board and Samahan ng Ex-detainees Laban sa Detensyon at Aresto in Malacañang on January 19, 2017. Malacañang photo

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 27, 2017

Mar 27, 2017 - 11:38 AM

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Typhoon victims file graft complaint vs Samar mayor

Mar 23, 2017 - 5:33 PM

The complainants ask where the remaining P2 million has gone

TYPHOON RUBY. A man walks through the remains of a house in the aftermath of Typhoon Ruby in Dolores, Eastern Samar in December 2014. Photo by Rappler

LIST: 4,000 Martial Law victims entitled to compensation

Mar 12, 2017 - 6:05 PM

The Human Rights Victims Claims Board releases its initial list of Martial Law victims who can claim partial monetary reparations from the government

REMEMBERING. Relatives of victims of Martial Law light candles at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani Wall of Remembrance to honor the heroism of their fallen kin. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

What's happening to hazing cases in the Philippines?

Feb 18, 2017 - 2:15 PM

There are 14 reported hazing deaths in the last 22 years since the Anti Hazing Law was passed but only one conviction so far

Egypt closes offices of key anti-torture organization

Feb 09, 2017 - 9:47 PM

The El Nadeem Center for the Rehabilitation of Victims of Torture and Violence in Cairo offers psychological rehabilitation to victims of abuses including sexual assault

LIST: Workers injured in Cavite export processing zone fire

Feb 02, 2017 - 2:21 AM

UPDATED Rappler updates this list of patients as hospitals make their names available

FACTORY FIRE. Up to 100 workers of House Techology Industries at the Cavite Export Processing Zone are being treated in various hospitals after the fire on February 1, 2017. Photo by Naoki Mengua/Rappler

Korean returns to PH to file case vs extortion cops

Jan 31, 2017 - 1:18 PM

The Korean tourist Lee Ki Hun returns on January 31 and proceeds to Angeles City to file statements with Pampanga CIDG investigators

FILING CHARGES. The Korean tourist will stay in the Philippines for a few days to finish the filing of charges against cops accused of illegal arrest and extortion. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

4,000 Martial Law victims to get partial compensation in 2017

Jan 20, 2017 - 11:37 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte and key Cabinet officials meet with Martial Law victims on ways to speed up the compensation of human rights victims of the Marcos regime

MEETING THE VICTIMS. President Rodrigo Duterte presides over a meeting with Samahan ng Ex-detainees Laban sa Detensyon at Aresto (SELDA) and Human Rights Victims Claims Board at Malacañang Palace on January 19, 2017. Photo by Rey Baniquet/PPD

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, January 5, 2017

Jan 05, 2017 - 8:30 AM

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Create special court for drug war's collateral victims, SC asked

Jan 04, 2017 - 6:39 PM

The Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption also calls for the creation of a special team of prosecutors and lawyers dedicated to investigating the cases

WAR ON DRUGS. A street vendor gunned down in Mandaluyong on December 21, 2016. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Police identify suspect in shooting of 15-year-old girl in Malabon

Jan 02, 2017 - 12:04 PM

Police say the suspect reportedly missed his target and hit Emilene Villanueva instead

STRAY BULLET? A victim of a stray bullet is wheeled into the Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center in Manila during the New Year revelry on Sunday, January 1, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

15-year-old 'stray bullet' victim needs miracle, prayers – DOH

Jan 01, 2017 - 1:31 PM

UPDATED Doctors cannot remove the bullet lodged deep in the girl s head as it would be more damaging to her

STRAY BULLET. A victim of a stray bullet is wheeled in the Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Centre in Manila during the New Year revelry on Sunday, January 1, 2017. All photos by Ben Nabong/Rappler

6-year-old girl among 4 injured in Cagayan De Oro blast

Dec 28, 2016 - 5:14 PM

Military spokesman Brigadier General Restituto Padilla cites old business grudge as the motive behind the incident

Christmas comes early to Cagayan typhoon victims

Dec 17, 2016 - 1:38 PM

Victims of Super Typhoon Lawin get more help from different donors

EARLY CHRISTMAS. Trucks bearing relief goods arrive at the Cagayan provincial capitol. Photo courtesy of the Cagayan Public Information Office

EDSA Simbang Gabi: 'Killings put to shame our Christian nation'

Dec 16, 2016 - 12:10 AM

No to Marcos burial is just one issue No to what kills the human spirit the democratic spirit to speak assert and express oneself this we must fight for says an activist priest at the start of the 9 day Christmas season mass

MISA DE GALLO. Anti-Marcos protesters culminated their series of rallies against the burial of former President Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani with an evening mass at the People Power Monument.

Aceh earthquake: A family crushed to death in their sleep, and how one son survived

Dec 10, 2016 - 4:29 PM

The couple was heard crying out for help but their faint voices faded quickly In the end they died with their two young daughters Only their 13 year old son made it out alive

SORROW. 13-year-old Agam, the only one of his family who survived the earthquake, was pulled from the rubble after being trapped for two hours. Photo by Diego Mahemeru/Rappler

WATCH: Wedding day turned nightmare: Bride weeps for groom killed in earthquake

Dec 09, 2016 - 9:07 PM

Yusra Fitriani was set to marry her groom Suharnas But the day before her wedding a 6 5 magnitude earthquake hit her town – killing the love of her life

HEARTBREAK. The mother of the bride shows a pre-wedding portrait photo of her daughter and groom in Pidie Jaya, Aceh province. AFP PHOTO/CHAIDEER MAHYUDDIN

Jokowi to visit earthquake site as death toll continues to rise

Dec 07, 2016 - 9:32 PM

A state of emergency was declared in Aceh following the disaster that has killed at least 97

VICTIMS. Volunteers from the Indonesian Red Cross manage bodies of earthquake victims at a morgue in a district hospital in Pidie Jaya, Aceh province on December 7, 2016. AFP PHOTO / CHAIDEER MAHYUDDIN

IN PHOTOS: The ‘real heroes’ at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani

Dec 01, 2016 - 9:00 AM

On the birth anniversary of Katipunan founder Andres Bonifacio and on the same day anti Marcos protests are conducted 19 men and women are given honors for standing up against Ferdinand Marcos dictatorship

'REAL HEROES.' Former Senator Wigberto Tanada unveils the wall of remembrance dedicated to 19 heroes who fought the abuses during Martial Law. All photos by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Kin of Martial Law heroes: ‘It feels like a homecoming’

Nov 30, 2016 - 10:24 PM

They are the real heroes not Ferdinand Marcos: the names of 19 new patriots who opposed Martial Law are added to the wall of remembrance at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani

'REAL HEROES.' Relatives of victims of Martial Law light candles at the Bantayog ng mga Baynani Wall of Remembrance to honor the heroism of their fallen kin. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Petitioners urge SC to reverse ruling on Marcos burial

Nov 28, 2016 - 6:40 PM

Petitioner Edcel Lagman calls the burial of Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani a gross distortion a malevolent revision and a wanton derogation of Philippine history

'NOT A HERO.' Marcos burial protesters gather at the People Power Monument and encourage motorists to join their noise barrage on November 18. Photo by Rappler

Lawmaker: Declare Nov 23 nat’l commemoration day for EJK victims

Nov 23, 2016 - 2:52 PM

If passed into law HB 4502 will direct DepEd CHED and PCOO to organize consciousness raising activities on the freedom of the press and the elimination of all forms of violence or impunity

END IMPUNITY. Kabayan Representative Harry Roque is joined by widows of the some of the Maguindanao massacre victims on November 23. Photo from Roque's office

WHO urges motorists: #NoMoreExcuses on road safety

Nov 20, 2016 - 4:18 PM

WHO encourages motorists to follow safety measures to increase road safety as the world observes the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

#MarcosBurial: 'Sorry I'm not sorry'

Nov 20, 2016 - 1:27 PM

A young woman s open letter to the victims of Martial Law and those who support former president Ferdinand Marcos

Young Moro professionals 'decry' Marcos burial at Libingan

Nov 20, 2016 - 10:33 AM

That he was buried in an attempt to force our people to move on and to forget is inconsolable and unforgivable says the Young Moro Professionals Network

THE GRAVE. An eternal flame is lit at the grave of the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

After Marcos burial decision: Heroes’ cemeteries per region?

Nov 16, 2016 - 8:00 AM

AKO Bicol Representative Rodel Batocabe argues that a person regarded as a hero by one region may not be recognized by other regions Case in point former president Marcos

REGIONAL HEROES' CEMETERIES. A legislator suggests creating a Libingan ng mga Bayani per region as dispute continues whether or not former President Ferdinand Marcos deserves to be buried at the national shrine for heroes. Graphic by Raffy de Guzman/Rappler

Marcos burial, William Brownfield, Donald Trump | 12PM wRap

Nov 15, 2016 - 2:04 PM

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Human rights abuses under Martial Law? Ask Ramos – Imee Marcos

Nov 15, 2016 - 12:09 AM

Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos points out that Fidel Ramos headed the Philippine Constabulary which conducted arrests and other abuses during Martial Law

'ASK HIM.' Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos (right) tells her father's critics to direct their questions to former President Fidel Ramos (left). File photos by Rappler

Bongbong, Imee: How about a heroes' cemetery in Laoag?

Nov 14, 2016 - 4:11 PM

Take the moral high ground and don t bury former dictator Ferdinand Marcos in Libingan says AKO Bicol Representative Rodel Batocabe

JUST A SUGGESTION. AKO Bicol Representative Rodel Batocabe makes a suggestion to the Marcos family. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Stade de France falls silent for terror victims

Nov 12, 2016 - 10:45 AM

A capacity crowd of 80 000 at the national stadium falls silent prior to kick off in France s 2018 World Cup qualifier against Sweden almost exactly a year on from the attacks which killed 130 people

MOMENT OF SILENCE. France's and Sweden's players hold a minute of silence to mark the one-year anniversary of the November 13 Paris attacks ahead of their 2018 World Cup group A qualifying football match at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, on November 11, 2016. FRANCK FIFE / AFP

Martial law victims ask SC to defer Marcos' interment at LNMB

Nov 11, 2016 - 9:13 PM

The 7 page motion given by Ocampo says it was necessary for a status quo ante order to be in place so as not to render moot the motion for reconsideration of the November 8 decision of the court which they intend to file

PROTEST. Students from the state university lie on a street during a protest in front of the Supreme court in Manila on November 11, 2016, against the high court's decision allowing the burial of the late dictator Marcos at the heroes' cemetery. Photo by Ted Aljibe/ AFP

NHCP to Duterte: Lead way to true healing, reconsider Marcos burial

Nov 11, 2016 - 5:39 PM

If healing is the aim then the wounds of the past are best dealt with by coming to terms with them fairly and squarely not by denying them deflating their effect or ignoring them altogether says NHCP chair Maria Serena Diokno

LAST RESORT. Only President Rodrigo Duterte can stop the state interment of the former president Ferdinand Marcos. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Petitioners to SC: Advise Marcoses to put on hold preps for burial

Nov 10, 2016 - 6:04 PM

The petitioners explain they have yet to receive a full copy of the SC decision thus preventing them from filing their motion for reconsideration

APPEAL. A protester holds a sign protesting against the burial of the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

FULL TEXT: 'Failing the test of history' – Hontiveros on Marcos burial

Nov 09, 2016 - 10:32 AM

It is our duty as senators as Filipinos as students of history to stand against this travesty and say – as has been said before – never again

Photo from Senate PRIB