Anti-Marcos burial protest staged at Ayala Triangle


Posted at Nov 18 2016 07:12 PM

Some 150 people gathered in Ayala Triangle on Friday afternoon to peacefully protest the interment of former President Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.

At around 4:30 pm, several people, some still clad in their business clothes while others donned black, gathered and chanted, "Kahit 'yung libing, panakaw pa rin!", "Bangkay ni Marcos, ibalik sa Ilocos!", and "Ang nang-api ay 'di bayani!"

Marcos, who was ousted from power through a military-backed popular revolt three decades ago, was interred at the Heroes' Cemetery in Taguig with full military honors earlier in the day.

The burial came just a little over a week after the Supreme Court, in a 9 to 5 majority decision, allowed the move initiated by President Rodrigo Duterte.

The protesters at Ayala Triangle, one of the sites where protests erupted in the Philippines after the clandestine burial, asked motorists passing along the busy intersection at the heart of the business central district to honk their horns.

As the night neared, they also marched along Paseo de Roxas Avenue, chanting "Marcos, hindi bayani!"

-- with a report from Warren de Guzman, ABS-CBN News