The People Power Monument was occupied by youngsters who are against the late President Ferdinand Marcos’s burial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. The crowd slowly diminished as nightfall begins but some stayed on until late in the evening. The protesters are “millennials” from groups called Coalition Against the Marcos burial in LNMB and Millennials Against Dictators. These people must be educated why martial law happened as well as the alleged abuses. Despite happening during Marcos time, it does not mean that he’s responsible for those sufferings incurred by misled people in authority. Former President Fidel Ramos is still alive and should be given the chance to answer all those abuses.
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[VIDEO]: Magdamag na nag-vigil ang mga Anti-Marcos group bilang pagtulol sa Marcos Burial. Ang ilan sa kanila, sinisisi ang mga Pinoy na tila nakalimot na raw sa aral ng Martial law. Ulat ni Jen Calimon (Video uploaded by Ric Jayson Toring; Manuscript edited by Ralph Hernandez; For any concerns, you may e-mail us at
The Protest Might be Small but Well Funded
Alleged martial law victims and their families also attended to make testimonies, along with various artists and performers to entertain the crowd. Government personalities who are anti-Marcos also made appearances particularly the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) newly resigned official, Sen. Leila de Lima, former DILG Sec. Mar Roxas, Rep. Edcel Lagman and lawyer Barry Gutierrez. This is indeed well collaborated and funded by the Liberal Party.
Holding Duterte Accountable
Protesters named the event Siklab Bayan which is organized to make the Duterte administration fully accountable for the burial of the late Marcos. They also relived the alleged crimes they claimed the Marcoses have committed during martial law even if they are just rumors. They said they would fight for their history, which is solely their won version and has nothing to do with the ones fought for by the real heroes of the country.
Protests not Felt by Many
Earlier in the day, protesters gathered at various locations in Metro Manila. Filipinos abroad were also said to set to stage their own rally in Vancouver in Canada as well as in parts of the United States like San Francisco, New York, Chicago but no evidence so far. A group of Filipinos in Edinburg, Scotland were also joining the protest but not sure if they pushed through. People who did not turn on their TVs for sure missed all these.
Liberal’s Desperate Act
The Liberal Party is already near exhaustion of their forces and funding that only small groups are showing up. These do not even trigger pro-Marcos sentiments. The best way to intimidate them is to ignore because their number is not even worth noticing for.