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Concert vs Marcos burial set at Rizal Park

By: - Reporter / @NikkoDizonINQ
/ 02:09 AM November 01, 2016
Ferdinand-Marcos-frozen remains -- AFP--Ted Aljibe

Former first lady Imelda Marcos kisses the glass case that contains the frozen remains of former dictator and president Ferdinand Marcos on July 2, 2014. AFP FILE PHOTO

Groups opposing the burial of dictator Ferdinand Marcos at Libingan ng mga Bayani plan to storm heaven with prayer before the Supreme Court votes to resolve the controversy on Nov. 8.

Anxious about the outcome of the vote, the groups, led by the Coalition Against the Burial of Marcos at Libingan ng mga Bayani, are calling on the public to join them at the Lapu-Lapu Monument in Rizal Park for the “Pray for Eight—A Prayer Concert” from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Nov. 6.

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8 votes to win

The groups need a minimum of eight votes to defeat President Duterte’s plan to bury Marcos at Libingan ng mga Bayani.

Jozy Acosta-Nisperos, a member of the coalition, told the Inquirer that by the group’s evaluation of the justices, five were likely to vote in favor of the petitioners.

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“We need a minimum of eight justices to win. Of the 15, it’s been reported that one has already inhibited. We hear it is a very close fight. We are hoping for eight. There’s a tinge of desperation, but also a lot of hope,” Nisperos said.

The concert will feature artists like Noel Cabangon, Bayang Barrios, Chikoy/The Jerks, Jim Paredes, Cookie Chua, Paul Galang, Mass Appeal, My Ex-Girlfriend, and several other performers.

‘Duyan ka ng Magiting’

The event will also restage the play “Duyan Ka ng Magiting” from the Never Again: Voices of Martial Law festival of plays, written and directed by Jenny Jamora.

The groups are trying to get more people who want to make their voices heard that Marcos, who ruled the country with an iron fist for almost two decades, does not deserve to be buried at Libingan ng mga Bayani.

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