LOOK: UP Community protests Marcos burial

Jun Sepe and Trishia Billones, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 18 2016 06:37 PM

MANILA - The University of the Philippines - Diliman community gathered Friday to protest the sudden burial of the late President Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.

A group of performers staged an improvisational theater play in front of Palma Hall, one of the buildings in the state university.


Staff and students also marched around the Academic Oval while chanting, "Never again to Martial Law!," "Marcos, Hitler; diktador, tuta!," and "Makibaka, wag matakot!," and "Ngayon ay lumalaban, ang tao, ang bayan."


The late strongman was interred at the Heroes' Cemetery in Taguig earlier in the day with full military honors, just a little over a week since the Supreme Court allowed the move initiated by President Rodrigo Duterte.

The protest at the UP-Diliman campus is only one of the several other protests staged around Metro Manila and across the regions.

A mass protest is also ongoing at the EDSA People Power Monument, a marker put up to remember the peaceful movement which ousted the Marcos family from power.