Protests Rising due to Marcos Burial Issue

The burial of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos has sparked the most vocal protests since President Rodrigo Duterte took power last July. The academe and the middle class have taken mass actions, with students conducting rallies in various parts of the country. A leading communist leader warned that peace negotiations might suffer due to Duterte’s wrongful portrayal of Marcos as a hero. Former president Fidel Ramos also criticized the administration, stating that the hero’s burial was disrespectful of those who suffered…

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