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No to historical revisionism! Militant students stage protests vs hero’s burial for Marcos

Militant students from various universities and colleges nationwide staged protests and other mass activities Friday (Nov. 11) to express their anger over the Supreme Court’s decision allowing the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos to be buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (LNMB).

Among the activities which the youth staged to show their indignation over the SC ruling on Marcos’ burial were noise barrages, rallies and candle lighting activities.

National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) spokesperson Kevin Castro said the students mounted the protest actions to show their solidarity with all those who oppose the “historical revisionism” that would occur with the impending grant of an honor to Marcos by way of giving him a hero’s burial.

“The youth are at rage! Nothing can justify a hero’s burial to a murderer who killed thousands of activists and ordinary citizens, to a plunderer who subjected the people’s funds to corruption to be shared by him and his cronies, and to a dictator that maintains the control of Imperialist US to the country through the neoliberal policies and fascist way of law executed to the Philippines,” he said.

Among the places where the youth staged protest actions were Metro Manila, Laguna, Baguio, Cebu, Pampanga, Leyte, Iloilo, and Mindanao.

Decentralized actions to condemn Marcos were also held simultaneously throughout the day.

Castro hinted that the youth will turn up in greater numbers as the day of Marcos’ interment at the Libingan ng mga Bayani draws near to show their opposition to it.

“This is not the end of the youth’s show of force and fury against this unfortunate event in the history of Filipino struggle. As the day of the burial comes nearer, we will be greater in number to block this act of desecration to the real heroes of the nation – the ordinary Filipinos who fought valiantly against the martial rule and the fascist dictatorship of the US-Marcos regime,” he said.

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