Nov. 11, 2016, 10:12 p.m. – STUDENT activists staged a noise barrage along España Boulevard, to protest the Supreme Court’s decision to bury the remains of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Taguig.

Anakbayan–UST Representative Gena Myrtle Terre said the hero’s burial for Marcos would not allow the country to “move on” unless the injustices during the Martial Law regime were addressed.

“Move on lang ito para sa pamilya Marcos, hindi para sa sambayanan. Oo national healing, healing para sa mga loyalista pero hindi para sa mga biktima ng Martial Law,” Terre said during the noise barrage last Nov. 11.

STAND–UST President Elizabeth Anthony called on President Rodrigo Duterte and the Supreme Court to “take back” the ruling.

“We encourage and support different petitions and calls na nakikiisa sa cause na against sa decision [ng Supreme Court],” Anthony said in an interview with the Varsitarian.

Militant organizations plan to file motions for reconsideration to contest the Supreme Court ruling, said John Paul Rosos, spokesman of the League of Filipino Students (LFS).

“Sa ganitong punto na nagbaba na ang desisyon, may panunungkulan yung mga kabataan na tumutol dito,” Rosos said.

The protest was led by the National Union of Students of the Philippines and Kabataan party-list along with Anakbayan, LFS and the College Editors Guild of the Philippines. Hannah Rhocellhynnia H. Cruz


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