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Most unsafe in military safe house

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CRYING FOR JUSTICE Members of Bagong Alyansang Makabayan carrying figures representing
human rights abuse victims gather at the People Power Monument on Edsa inQuezon City on
Sunday, the 42nd anniversary of the declaration of martial law by dictator Ferdinand Marcos. MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

Like a bad dream, his ordeal in a military safe house 30 years ago keeps coming back to Michael Morden’s mind.

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Lawmaker won’t file claim for rights violations

Pampanga Rep. Oscar Rodriguez, who was arrested and detained for his involvement in the underground movement during the early years of martial rule, and local newspaper editor Caesar Lacson, who was hunted by the military, are not filing reparation claims as victims of human rights violations.

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

‘Mario’ toll: 10 dead, 7 hurt, thousands displaced

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Tropical Storm “Mario” (international name: Fung-Wong) headed for Taiwan on Sunday, leaving 10 people dead, hundreds of millions of pesos in damage, and nearly 200,000 displaced in Luzon by massive flash floods.

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Screenwriter Ricky Lee lived 3 lives in detention

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REUNION OF EX-DETAINEES Multiawarded author Ricky Lee (third from left) and fellow former martial law detainees are shown above during their reunion last year. From left are National Artist Bien Lumbera, Fanny Garcia, Lee, Jo-Ann Maglipon, Gil Quito and Flor Caagusan.  PHOTO COURTESY OF RICKY LEE

Editor’s Note: Starting Sept. 21, the 42nd anniversary of the proclamation of martial law by President Ferdinand Marcos, we have been running a series of articles to remember one of the darkest chapters in Philippine history. The articles are necessarily commemorations and more so a celebration of and a thanksgiving for the courage of the […]

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘No hero’s burial for Marcos’

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Former Philippine first lady and now congresswoman, Imelda Marcos, kisses the glass case of her late husband president Ferdinand Marcos during a visit to the mausoleum on her 85th birthday in Batac town, Ilocos norte, north of Manila on July 2, 2014. President Aquino has not changed his mind about disallowing the burial of the late President Ferdinand Marcos among heroes at Libingan ng mga Bayani, Malacañang said on Sunday, the 42nd anniversary of Marcos’ declaration of martial law.  AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE

President Benigno Aquino III has not changed his mind about not allowing the remains of the late President Ferdinand Marcos be laid to rest among heroes at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (Heroes’ Cemetery).

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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