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Thousands join national protest to remind Filipinos of Marcos’ Martial Law

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Graphic by Emil Mercado. Rappler.com

Students and youth groups begin demonstrations for the 45th anniversary of Martial Law with a rally at UP Diliman, to oppose what they fear would be nationwide military rule under the Duterte administration

MANILA, Philippines (Sept. 21, 2017) — Thousands of people gathered in different parts of the country on Thursday, September 21, to remember and remind Filipinos of the dark chapter in Philippine history following the declaration of martial law 45 years ago. Continue reading Thousands join national protest to remind Filipinos of Marcos’ Martial Law

Netizens ask: Why hold quake drill on martial law anniversary

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Political rallies are also expected to be massive, prompting President Rodrigo Duterte to suspend government work and classes in Metro Manila

MANILA, Philippines (Sept. 19, 2017) — Why schedule the earthquake drill during the anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law in the Philippines? Continue reading Netizens ask: Why hold quake drill on martial law anniversary

Duterte says his martial law to be similar to Marcos time

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NEEDED HOME. President Duterte flies back to the Philippines after declaring martial law for the whole of Mindanao. Presidential photo

‘It will not be any different from what the President, Marcos did. I’d be harsh,’ says the Philippine President before flying to Manila

MOSCOW, Russia (May 25, 2017) — The martial law in Mindanao which President Rodrigo Duterte just declared will be no different from martial law during the time of Ferdinand Marcos, the President himself said before flying back to the Philippines. Continue reading Duterte says his martial law to be similar to Marcos time

Despite ‘silent’ celebration, thousands relive spirit of EDSA

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POWER OF WE. Thousands of protesters gather at the People Power Monument to commemorate the 31st anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution.

Organizers of the rally say 6,000 participated in the ‘Power of We’ protest set on the 31st anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution

MANILA, Philippines (Feb. 26, 2017) — Thousands of Filipinos commemorated the momentous revolution that toppled the authoritarian rule of the late president Ferdinand Marcos as they gathered Saturday evening, February 25, at the People Power Monument on EDSA. Continue reading Despite ‘silent’ celebration, thousands relive spirit of EDSA