DAVAO CITY, Philippines – Hundreds of Dabawenyos occupied the Freedom Park here Friday to express their dismay for allowing former President Ferdinand Marcos to be buried at the Heroes’ Cemetery.
Students, church workers, teachers, Martial Law victims, and members of the militant groups marched along Roxas Ave. en route to C. Bangoy St.
Protesters were chanting “Marcos not a hero,” “Marcos, Hitler, Diktador, Tuta” to show their indignation against the High Tribunal’s ruling.
MARCHING CALL. Anti-Marcos groups coming from different organizations in Davao City converge at the city’s Freedom Park on Friday, Nov. 25 to protest the Supreme Court’s decision on the Marcos’ burial issue. (Medel V. Hernani/davaotoday.com)
YOUTH ON MARCH. Students from the Assumption College of Davao, Ateneo de Davao University, University of the Philippines Mindanao, Holy Cross of Davao College, join the nationwide protest against the Marcos’ burial held at the Freedom Park, Friday. (Medel V. Hernani/davaotoday.com)
BROTHERS MOVEMENT. Religious brothers from St. Alfonso’s Theological and Mission Institute join the protesters on Friday’s anti-Marcos rally in Davao City. (Medel V. Hernani/davaotoday.com)
NEVER FORGET. Members of the Konsensya Dabaw, a group opposing the burial of former President Ferdinand Marcos bring their creative umbrellas to show to the public their stand on the Marcos burial issue. (Medel V. Hernani/davaotoday.com)
FAIR WARNING. Mags Maglana, spokersperson of the Konsensya Dabaw call on President Rodrigo Duterte to think about his alliance with the Marcoses. (Medel V. Hernani/davaotoday.com)
TRIBUTE OR INSULT? Students and faculty members of the Ateneo de Davao University hold a copy of the Atenews publication which features the portrait of former President Ferdinand Marcos. (Earl O. Condeza/davaotoday.com)
FACE THE NATION. A protester brings a placard telling President Rodrigo Duterte to face to the victims of Martial Law as what he promised during his campaign period before making decision on the Marcos’ burial. (Earl O. Condeza/davaotoday.com)
HOLY LIGHT. Members of the St. Alfonso’s Theological and Mission Institute light candles during the anti-Marcos rally in Davao City on Nov. 25 . (Medel V. Hernani/davaotoday.com)
IN SOLIDARITY. Porferio Tuna, peace consultant from the National Democratic Front of the Philippines joins the anti-Marcos rally in Davao City on Friday, Nov 25. (Medel V. hernani/davaotoday.com)
The protesters peacefully dispersed as the last speakers ended their speeches after lighting candles. (davaotoday.com)