- Bonifacio Day was celebrated by many Filipinos through protesting at the People Power Monument
- The protest was intended to express their strong opposition to the burial of Marcos at LNMB
- Many former and incumbent government officials joined the protest
Many politicians and university and religious leaders joined the protest at the EDSA People Power Monument against the burial of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani last Wednesday.
Among those who protested were Senator Leila De Lima, former senator and DILG Secretary Mar Roxas, former Social Welfare Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Soliman, and former Education Secretary Armin Luistro.
Leaders from educational institutions such as the University of the Philippines, De La Salle University, and Ateneo de Manila University were also among the protesters.
According to activist priest Father Robert Reyes who led a prayer during the protest, it is not right to just forget the past.
“Kahinaan ang pagkalimot sa mga naganap noong martial law. Kasalanan ang pagtanggi sa mga nangyari noon,” Father Reyes said.
(It is a weakness to forget what happened during martial law and it is a sin to reject what happened back then.)
Further, ADMU president Father Jett Villarin addressed the protesters.
“Alam niyo ba kung ano ang nakakaadik bukod sa drugs? Kapangyarihan. Saludo kami sa inyo na hindi nagbubulag-bulagan,” Father Villarin said.
(Do you what's more addicting than drugs? Power. We salute you for not pretending to be blind.)
UP Economics professor Winnie Monsod, who is a staunch critic of the late dictator, also came to the protest to show their support.
“I am here to show my rage,” said Monsod.