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