Aside from the major demonstration at Rizal Park, several "Black Friday" protests were also staged in different parts of the country on Friday in opposition to the clandestine burial of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng Mga Bayani last Nov. 18.
In Cagayan de Oro, progressive groups joined the National Day of Rage and Unity amid light rains.
Anti-Marcos groups in Ilocos Sur also staged a protest to show their disapproval of the Marcos burial.
Bayan Muna Ilocos coordinator Sherwin de Vera said their protest aims to show that not all Ilocanos are Marcos loyalists.
Student leaders of Kabataan party-list group in Zamboanga conducted rounds in different universities and colleges as part of the Black Friday protest but were later blocked by the police.
Militant groups in the southern Tagalog region staged simultaneous protests which convened at Calamba, Laguna.
Priests and nuns (Order of Friars Minor) in Davao City also joined the protest.
University of the Philippines Los Baños students also held a demonstration at Carabao Park inside their campus in Laguna.
In Bacolod City, more than 100 protesters braved the bad weather to join the Black Friday movement.
The late dictator Ferdinand Marcos was clandestinely buried at the Heroes' Cemetery last week, which sparked protests in some parts of the country.
Another major protest has been scheduled on November 30.