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On anniversary of Plaza Miranda bombing, LP vows to renew democracy

By: - Reporter / @FMOrellanaINQ
/ 12:16 PM August 21, 2018

On the day of the Plaza Miranda bombing anniversary, the Liberal Party (LP) vowed on Tuesday to “tirelessly work to renew and strengthen democracy” amid the presence of another “gang of liars, plunderers, and murderers” in the country.

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LP also promised to continue to fight against democratic suppression as some of its members gathered at the Plaza Miranda to remember the attack.

“Today, 47 years hence, we, new Liberal Party members, vow to continue the fight,” LP said in a statement.

“We, of the revitalized Liberal Party, promise to tirelessly work to renew and strengthen democracy, especially now when another gang of liars, plunderers, and murderers brutally and shamelessly subvert the freedoms we won back in 1986,” it added.

Alongside with its promises, the LP also paid respect to the heroes who fought against the impending dictatorship under the Marcos administration.

Despite the unfavorable incidents happening in the country, the LP believes that “a strong democracy” would ensure a “peaceful and prosperous” country.

“Today, on this occasion, on this historic spot, hallowed by Liberal blood, we renew our commitment to do all these. We will build a party rooted among the people, a party that defends democracy and fights for freedom for every citizen of the Philippines,” LP said.

On August 21, 1971, while the LP was having its miting de avance at Plaza Miranda, two grenades were thrown at the slate of LP and supporters. The bombing killed nine individuals and injured 90 others.   /vvp

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