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Sound of dissent: UP Diliman’s Carillon plays ‘Bayan Ko’ after Sereno’s ouster

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The Carillon inside the University of the Philippines Diliman tolled in mourning after the Supreme Court voted to oust Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.

According to dzUP radio, the Carillon played “Bayan Ko” for one hour Friday afternoon (May 11) as a sign of protest over Sereno’s removal.

“Bayan Ko” is known as the anthem of protest during Martial Law.

In an 8-6 vote, the Supreme Court granted the quo warranto petition filed against Sereno and declared her appointment as Chief Justice in 2012 to be invalid.

This was not the first time that the song was played by the Carillon.

In November 2016, the bells played “Bayan Ko” in protest of the Supreme Court’s decision granting a hero’s burial to the dictator Ferdinand Marcos.

The following year, the revolutionary tune was played again during the National Day of Protest on September 21.