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Human Rights Victims Claims Board: Where the elderly pour out their pain

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THIS PHOTO of police brutality on protesters is among those displayed in the exhibit, “Himagsik at Protesta,” put up by Karapatan at the University of the Philippines Library until Sept. 21 for the 40th anniversary of the declaration of martial rule. PHOTO REPRODUCTION BY TONETTE OREJAS

Outside a dull, unremarkable building at the University of the Philippines (UP) in Quezon City, a line of weary, graying folk brave the heat and the long wait to tell their stories from four decades ago.

Posted: September 28th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

‘Martial law really happened, we were there!’

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A PAGE FROM MARTIAL LAW HISTORY. The dictatorship was practically on its last legs when the usual suspects in the Marcos opposition led yet another protest march on Oct. 7, 1984. In a little over a year, People Power on Edsa would stun the world. From right: Etta Rosales, Lily de las Alas-Padilla, Cory Aquino, Wigberto Tañada, Lorenzo Tañada, Ramon Pedrosa, Ambrosio Padilla and—can you please name these two unidentified braves at the extreme left. They marched from Santo Domingo Church on Quezon Blvd Extension in Quezon City to Welcome Rotonda, on the boundary with Manila, where a reception party of riot cops dispersed them. INQUIRER PHOTO

Our long, but definitely catchy, title raises the logical question, who are we?

Posted: September 27th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Ferdinand Marcos angered ‘Voltes V’ generation

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“LAST, Lost, Lust for Four Episodes,” a 13-foot sculpture by Toym Imao stands in front of the University of the Philippines’ Palma Hall in Quezon City. The artwork in brass, galvanized iron and fiberglass will be on display until Sept. 28, the 25th death anniversary of Ferdinand Marcos. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

I was in third grade in 1978 when “Voltes V,” a Japanese animated series, first aired on Philippine television.

Posted: September 27th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Journalism under siege: years of writing dangerously

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Those were the years of writing dangerously. In the eyes of the oppressive Marcos regime, the defiant journalists were better dead than read, better writhing than writing.

Posted: September 26th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

‘Shoot me, Duterte’ challenge

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P-Noy wanted to avenge Ninoy’s murder-headline.

Posted: September 25th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro,On Target | Read More »

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