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EDSA 1986: The powerful dictator met a more powerful force

One fateful day in 1986, the powerful dictator met a more powerful force — the Filipino people. On February 25, 1986, one of the most powerful dictators in the world bit the dust and suffered the fate of many dictators — being overthrown by the people.

Kabataang Makabayan: The youth of yesterday and today

Author and First Quarter Storm activist Rudy Liporada shares his introduction to, and experiences as a member of, Kabataang Makabayan in the Martial Law era, as he parallels their motivations with the current political climate in the Philippines.

Youth, martial law survivors commemorate FQS’ Golden Anniversary

Youth organizations and survivors of the Martial Law era commemorate the 50th anniversary of the First Quarter Storm, recognizing the mass actions that challenged Ferdinand Marcos' dictatorial regime 50 years ago.

50 years later: The First Quarter Storm revisited

By REGINALD PATRICK J. FLORES Fifty years ago, youth and student leaders all over the nation led a series of protests and mass demonstrations against...

Groups commemorate 47th Martial Law Anniversary

Different groups pledged to unite against all forms of tyranny and attacks against people's democratic rights as they remembered the declaration of Martial Law during the Cordillera Human Rights Summit held at UP Baguio on September 20. A march protest followed the summit to score the intensified attacks against activists and government critics.

Victims gather on Martial Law anniversary, renew call for justice and recognition

Martial law victims from Cagayan and Isabela gathered in this city to commemorate the 47th anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law and renew their call for justice and recognition.

Cordillerans remember Martial Law, protest attacks on gov’t critics

Rains and the Baguio chill failed to deter hundreds who took part in the gathering of rights advocates and protest rally to commemorate the 47th anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law in the city on September 20.

Ekstension ti kinabalido ti pondo kadagiti biktima ti martial law inaprubaran ni Duterte

Inaprubaran ni Pres. Duterte ti joint resolution ti Kongreso maipapan iti extension iti kinabalido ti pondo para kadagiti biktima ti panaglabsing iti karbengan tao idi panawen ti Martial Law. Pinirmaanna ti Joint Resolution 04 idi Pebrero 22.

Biktima ti Martial Law makaawat iti reparasion manipud iti Marcos paintings

Agarup 7,500 a biktima ti Martial Law manipud iti Hawaii class suit ti makaawat iti kuarta a reparasion. Ti reparasion ket manipud iti naglakuan iti dua a paintings a tinakaw dagiti Marcos idi panawen ti Martial Law.

PUBLISHERS NOTE | Nordis’ last copy on paper

As the world turns on to a new year, it is with deep regrets that the publishers, Northern Media Information Network Board of Trustees announce this issue to be the last copy of the Northern Dispatch Weekly on newsprint, as it moves to focus on better serving you and all readers on its website with daily issuances of news coverages and weekly features of stories from the field on its website, https//

Ilocos Sur rebel leader, among 2018 Bantayog honorees

One of this year’s seven Bantayog ng mga Bayani honorees, Alfredo Celi Cezar, Jr., an ordained deacon and teacher, did more than joining the parliament of the streets. The namesake of the New People’s Army’s provincial command in Ilocos Sur, joined the list of Martial Law heroes and martyrs in the Wall of Memorial.

STATEMENTS | On the Sandiganbayan’s decision on Imelda’s case

CARMMA said Sandiganbayan's decision to allow former first lady and incumbent Ilocos Norte Representative Imelda Marcos to post bail is "a blow to martial law victims and the Filipino people who have continued fighting for justice and accountability."



Hard life for the poor, tougher under lockdown

The poor are bearing most of the brunt of the COVID-19 health crisis. Without sufficient economic and social support, their hard life is becoming tougher each day under the lockdown.