Duterte's opponents turn EDSA commemoration into protest march

Political opponents of President Rodrigo Duterte turn the traditional celebration of the 1986 "People Power" uprising against the Marcos dictatorship into a protest march condemning his war on drugs.

MEL STA. MARIA | Why February 25 should be remembered

February 25 is a special day to remember all those who sacrificed their lives to resist the Marcos tyranny so that we may have the freedom we savor today.

NPA staged 19 attacks in Caraga region on EDSA People Power 30th year: CPP

New People's Army (NPA) in the Northeast Mindanao Region (NEMR) attacked 19 detachments of soldiers and militiamen as well as an illegal sawmill in Agusan del Sur, Surigao del Norte, and Surigao del Sur on February 25.
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COMMENTARY | The Philippine economy in the Martial Law years and 30 years After EDSA

How would history judge the People Power Revolution of 1986? Are Filipinos better off economically because of that momentous undertaking?

NCRPO on full alert for 30th anniversary of People Power

The National Capital Regional Police Office went on full alert Wednesday, the eve of the 30th anniversary of the 1986 EDSA People Power uprising that toppled the Marcos dictatorship.

30 YEARS AFTER | JPE says EDSA spirit has evaporated like bubbles

Senate Minority Floor Leader Juan Ponce Enrile tells the weekly Kapihan sa Senado the people power anniversary should not be celebrated on February 25, when everything was all said and done, but on the 22nd, the day he and other rebels came out to defy the late dictator Ferdinand E. Marcos.
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NEVER FORGET | 30 years later, Comelec walkouters have their drink

Their plan was just to quietly leave and head out for a few drinks. But it became evident that as soon as they stepped out of the Philippine International Convention Center, that was no longer an option.
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THROWBACK | The EDSA of My Mother

I will look at EDSA with the one lesson my mother told us that fateful afternoon. "Ang mga tao ay may kakayahang kumilos para may mabago," she said, "'Wag na wag kang hihiwalay sa kanila.'

TRAFFIC ADVISORY | Portions of EDSA will be closed to traffic on Wednesday, Feb. 25

The MMDA today advised the public, especially motorists, to avoid EDSA and take alternate routes because certain portions of the main hi-way, particularly at the EDSA Shrine area in Quezon City, will be closed to traffic starting midnight (Feb 25).

Bayan: Not coup, not revolt, but People Power in the works

The former lawmaker Teddy Casiño says people are demanding for truth and accountability on the Mamasapano incident; rumors of a coup are being fueled by allies of the president who want to douse cold water on protests.
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COCKTALES | Long-time Ver companion Edna Camcam foils ejectment from her North Forbes home

The long-time companion of Marcos security chief Fabian Ver, banker Edna Camcam, has foiled a Makati court order ejecting her from her North Forbes Park home of two decades.
National | Opinion

EDSA PEOPLE POWER | 28 years and counting

An entire generation has passed since the EDSA People Power, and business reporter tries to be as optimistic as she was when she six turning seven, when Filipinos kicked out a dictator and tried to work for a free and just and progressive Philippines.

WHAT GIVES? Families of slain labor leaders ask judge to recuse self from 27-year-old double murder

The widows and families of slain labor leaders Atty. Rolando Olalia and Leonor Alay-ay have asked Antipolo Regional Trial Court Branch 98 Judge Ma. Consejo Gengos-Ignalaga to inhibit herself from the 27-year-old double murder case for total loss of trust and confidence.

UP student from Batangas crowned Mutya ng Dabaw 2013

A 19-year-old Communication Arts student of the University of the Philippines (UP) in Mindanao was crowned this year's "Mutya ng Dabaw" beauty search.

After signing of reparations law for ML victims, eternal vigilance a must - solons, SELDA

Hailing the signing into law of the compensation act for human rights victims during the Martial Law years, victims and lawmakers on Monday said that people should remain vigilant so it would never happen again.

AFP on martial law: we all must learn from mistakes of the past

The military has welcomed the signing into law by President Benigno Aquino III of the Human Rights Victims Reparation and Recognition Act of 2013, which officially acknowledged that martial law, officially in place from 1972 to 1981, had wronged almost 10,000 victims of the Marcos regime.

IT'S OFFICIAL | Reparations Act says Martial Law wronged people, and govt will make up for that

Capping a long, agonizing wait for justice for thousands of martial law victims, President Benigno S. Aquino III signed into law Monday the Human Rights Victims Reparation and Recognition Act of 2013.

On 27th People Power anniversary, CL farmers back Casino for senator

Farmers group Alyansa ng mga Magbubukid sa Gitnang Luson and Anakpawis Partylist - Central Luzon marked the 27th anniversary of the People Power uprising, publicly endorsed the senatorial bid of Bayan Muna Rep. Teddy Casiño, running independently under the Makabayan Coalition.
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USO PA BA ANG TIBAK? Ex-student leaders weigh in on different kinds of 'kung fu'

A few days before the 27th anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolt, student activists from the height of Martial Law gathered at the University of the Philippines in Diliman to speak at a forum called "Student Activism through the Years: Uso Pa Ba Ang Tibak (Is activism still in)?".

EDSA 1 aspirations still unfulfilled under second Aquino regime -- Bayan

Many of the aspirations of the first People Power uprising in EDSA remain largely unfulfilled even under the second Aquino regime, the umbrella group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan said Monday, the 27th anniversary of the peaceful regime change.

Pay rules for February 25, a special holiday for schools - DOLE

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz on Monday made it clear that the commemoration of the EDSA People Power Revolt Anniversary today is a special holiday only for all schools. Here, she also clarifies the pay rules for school employees.
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Pre-EDSA Revolt student leader exhorts UP students to become activists | 5 signs of a true tibak

In this speech, re-posted here, Atty. Raffy Aquino tells us how he became a student leader in the time of Martial Law, lists down the traits of an activist, and explains why activism is integral to a UP education.

COMELEC UNION | 1986 poll employees' walkout provided spark for EDSA People Power Revolt

Statement of the Comelec union honoring 35 poll employees and computer operators from 27 years ago who walked out of the tabulation center in February 9, 1986 to protest the anomalies in the count.

Teach for the Philippines: Who says this generation doesn't have a revolution?

Teach for the Philippines aims to give all 22 million children in the public school system equal access to an excellent education. How? By getting the most promising young Filipinos, here and abroad, to teach.

Palace invites public to join celebration of EDSA revolt Monday

Malacanang is inviting the Filipino public to join the 27th anniversary celebration of the EDSA People Power Revolution on Monday in EDSA in Quezon City considering its significance to the nation’s history.

URGENT TRAFFIC ADVISORY | Parts of EDSA closed till Monday for People Power rites

Several portions of EDSA will be closed starting Saturday night until Monday (February 25) to make way for the celebration of the 27th anniversary of the People Power Revolution, the MMDA said.
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Tagle wants 'people power' for church

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle wants to bring the Catholic church closer to people, a vision his fans say comes from a genuine passion for helping the poor and one that could make him Asia's first pope.
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Project Nameless: A website gives face to forgotten heroes

Few among the tens of thousands who fought against the Marcos regime are remembered. Many who were beaten, raped, exiled, imprisoned, and murdered remain unknown. This is why a group of activists from that era seeks to honor them through a website, a virtual shrine to each of them.

Lt. Col. Red Kapunan surrenders over double-murder of Rolando Olalia, driver

(UPDATE, 2:56 p.m.) A principal suspect in one of the most celebrated post-EDSA 1986 crimes, Lt. Col. Eduardo "Red" Kapunan has surrendered over the double murder of labor leader Rolando "Ka Lando" Olalia and driver Leonor Alay-ay. Kapunan is scheduled to be arraigned on Oct. 17.

PNoy unveils statue of Cardinal Sin, pillar of People Power

President Benigno C. Aquino III unveiled Saturday a statue of the late Manila Archbishop Jaime Cardinal Sin, a key leader in the People Power revolution that ended two decades of dictatorship in the Philippines.

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