IN PHOTOS: Signs of the times at Luneta rally

Patty Pasion
'Yes, I didn't experience Martial Law but I didn't have to because they fought for me,' says one of the placards during the November 25 rally

GRAND RALLY. Thousands of protesters gather at the Luneta on Friday, November 25, to voice their opposition against the burial of former president Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

MANILA, Philippines – Thousands occupied Luneta despite light rain on Friday night, November 25, to voice their sentiments against the burial of former president Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. 

Veteran activists, Martial Law victims, politicians and even artists shared their sentiments with the crowd that had gathered. Protesters also shouted at the top of their lungs old chants like, “Marcos, Hitler, Diktador, Tuta!” (Marcos, Hitler, Dictator, Lapdog!)

In the middle of these activities during the 6-hour rally, what also caught the attention – and amusement – of many were the out-of-the-box placards. 

Some of them expressed their rage on mere pieces of paper. 

 Photo by Alecs Ongcal

Photo by Rob Reyes

 Photo by Rob Reyes

 

But there were others who poured more time and skills to make theirs stand out. 

 Photo by Alecs Ongcal

There were also those who just provided information – or pointed out the absence or lack of it. 

 Photo by Patty Pasion

 Photo by Patty Pasion

 Photo by Rob Reyes

There were shoutouts to millennials who made up a good number of the thousands-strong crowd. 

 Photo by Rob Reyes

 Photo by Rob Reyes

Photo by Rob Reyes

 Photo by Patty Pasion

 Photo by Patty Pasion

And of course, love – or the search for it – was part of the messaging too. 

 Photo by Patty Pasion

 Photo by Rob Reyes

For highlights of the November 25 rallies across the country, go to Rappler’s live blog– Rappler.com 

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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.