Schedule: November 25 rallies vs Marcos

Patty Pasion
(UPDATED) The rally is organized by the Campaign Against the Return of the Marcoses in Malacañang together with youth and student organizations

KATIPUNAN TAKEOVER. Rain fails to dampen the spirits of students from the University of the Philippines, Ateneo De Manila University, and Miriam College as thousands walk out of their classes to protest along Katipunan Avenue in Quezon City the burial of former president Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani on November 18, 2016. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

MANILA, Philippines (2nd UPDATE) – Martial Law victims will hold a grand rally at the Luneta Park on Friday, November 25, to hold President Rodrigo Duterte accountable for allowing the state interment of former president Ferdinand Marcos in the country’s national shrine for heroes.

The demonstration titled “National Day of Unity and Rage” will have a program that will start at 4 pm.

It is organized by the Campaign Against the Return of the Marcoses in Malacañang (Carmma), together with youth and student organizations. They are the same group that occupied Katipunan Avenue last Friday, hours after the burial of the late dictator at the Heroes’ Cemetery.

Carmma convenor Boni Ilagan said this will be participated in by groups composed of laborers, farmers, women, and people from the academe and the church.

The main assembly point before coverging to Luneta Park is at Liwasang Bonifacio at 2:00 PM. Other assembly points will be at the following locations at 3:00 PM: Taft Avenue, University belt (Morayta), Plaza Salamanca, Supreme Court, and Plaza Miranda. 

Parking will be available: 

  • in front of Quirino Grandstand/backstage for VIPs and the media 

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    at South Drive (across TM Kalaw) for participants from Southern NCR and Taft Avenue

  • at Katigbak Drive (Manila Hotel) for participants coming from Intramuros, Liwasang Bonifacio, Quezon City and Eastern NCR 

“Filipinos from all walks of life” are invited to join the rally, organizers said. Those participating are advised to wear black. (READ: Post-Marcos burial rage: Rallies to go on until Nov 30

Mass actions will also happen simultaenously in several local areas in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao: 

CENTRAL LUZON 

  • Tarlac City: F. Tanedo (in front of Cathedral) , 4PM
  • Angeles City, Pampanga: Plaza Miranda: 4PM
  • Nueva Ecija: Araullo University, 4PM
  • Baler, Aurora: MCC Baler, 4PM

SOUTHERN TAGALOG

  • Cabuyao Laguna: Southville One, 4 to 5 PM
  • Antipolo City: Antipolo Plaza, 3pm to 5pm
  • Cogeo Rizal: Cogeo Market, 3pm to 5pm
  • Calamba City: Crossing, 5pm
  • Dasmarinas Cavite: Pala-pala crossing, 4PM,
  • Batangas City: Batangas International port, 4PM
  • Nasugbu, Batangas: Nasugbu Market, 4PM
  • Catanauan, Quezon: Immaculate Concepcion Parish, 4PM

BICOL

  • Daet, Camarines Norte: elevated town plaza, 1PM to 6PM
  • Naga, Camarines Sur: Ateneo de Naga, 4:40PM
  • Camarines Sur: Plaza Rizal Candle lighting, 4PM
  • Legazpi City, Albay: Daraga to Penaranda, 3PM/ Aquinas University, 4:30 PM
  • Sorsogon City: Sorsogon City Provincial Capitol, 9AM
  • Virac, Catanduanes: Freedom Park, 4PM 

VISAYAS

  • Cebu City:  Gaisano Metro Mall, 9 AM
  • Iloilo City:  Iloilo Provincial Capitol, 2PM
  • Tacloban City: UP Tacloban, 4PM
  • Roxas City: Roxas City Public Plaza, 3PM
  • Bacolod City: Bacolod Fountain of Justice, 2PM
  • Aklan: Kalibo Pastrana Park, 1PM

MINDANAO

  • Cagayan de Oro: Magsaysay Park Divisoria, 4PM
  • Iligan City: Mindanao State University Iligan Institute of Technology, 12 NN to 1 PM,
  • Valencia City: Old Terminal Overpass, 4pm
  • Gingoog City: City Public Market, 4PM
  • Davao City: Freedom Park, 3:30 PM
  • General Santos City: Plaza Heneral Santos,4PM
  • Zamboanga City: Plaza Rizal, 3PM
  • Surigao City: Luneta Plaza, 9AM
  • Butuan City: Libertad, 8AM

There are also other rallies that will happen in Metro Manila: 

  • Youth Against Marcos Burial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani: People Power Monument, 4PM

  • World March of Women together with Coalition Against Marcos’ Burial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (CAMB-LNMB), Akbayan Youth: Scouts monument Timog Avenue, 12 PM 

Filipinos in Hong Kong, Austrailia, Japan, South Korea, Thailand and Taiwan will also stage their own demonstrations. 

   

“The rally is being organized to provide a venue for our collective indignation, to show those in power that the fight does not end with the interment of the dictator’s remains. It is also an educational and cultural event, a coming together of different generations, all longing for real change,” said Carmma in an invitation letter posted on its Facebook page.

Coinciding with Duterte’s arrival in Manila after attending the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting in Peru, the rally also wants the President and the Supreme Court to be liable for being complicit in the revision of history.

“Let us reject Duterte’s alliance with the Marcoses that is aiding the rehabilitation of the dictator and the return of his heirs to Malacañang. Let us hold accountable the Supreme Court for insulting the victims of the dictatorship and for obfuscating the crimes of the dictator,” the letter said.

Duterte earlier denied any knowledge of the burial date that happened on November 18, much to the surprise and rage of several Filipinos, especially Martial Law victims.

On November 30, Bonifacio Day, there will be another rally seeking justice from Duterte. It will be held at the symbolic People Power Monument and is organized by the CAMB-LNMB.

Another group named Block Marcos will go to the Heroes’ Cemetery on Bonifacio Day to condemn the late strongman’s burial in a shrine intended for heroes like Andres Bonifacio. – Rappler.com  

Patty Pasion

Patty leads the Rappler+ membership program. She used to be a Rappler multimedia reporter who covered politics, labor, and development issues of vulnerable sectors.