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Marcos burial a ‘dark day in nation’s history’ — Karapatan

/ 11:41 AM November 18, 2016

Human rights group Karapatan on Friday condemned the unannounced burial of former President Ferdinand Marcos Sr. at the Libingan ng mga Bayani today.

“This is a dark day in the nation’s history, when a tyrant, a murderer, a thief, is celebrated as a hero by a State of oligarchs and traitors,” Karapatan Secretary General Cristina Palabay said in a statement.

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“It is also a day when the Filipino people’s protest and struggle for genuine justice, freedom and democracy can be a beacon of light, as we march to condemn this blatant and unforgivable distortion of history,” she said.

Palabay called on the public to go out to the streets and protest.

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Militant groups like the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) have scheduled protests even before it was revealed that the burial will push through on Friday.

A source from the Armed Forces of the Philippines said the Marcos family requested for a private burial and that military honors will be given./rga

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