Marcos burial ignites protest in Iligan

Roxanne R. Arevalo, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 18 2016 05:05 PM

ILIGAN- The Liga ng Makabagong Kabataan and Alyansa sa mga Kabus sa Lungsod og Siyudad (Alliance of the Rural and Urban Poor) took to the streets on Friday following the sudden burial of the late president Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.

The group said the burial has tarnished the image of the cemetery for former presidents, national artists, and heroes of war.

Rayann Gonzales, LMK’s Chairman, said the Marcos burial is an insult to victims of abuses during military rule, and that the spirit of Martial Law is still alive but has only taken a different form.

To the group, the move is a blatant silencing of the victims who, up to now, have not been given justice.

The group said it holds the Supreme Court and the president accountable for the burial.

Meanwhile, the League of Filipino Students will also hold a rally outside a state university.