- Today marks the 46th anniversary of Martial Law as declared by former President Ferdinand Marcos
- Some known politicians commemorated the day through a mass
- While others participated in rallies at Luneta Park
Today, September 21, 2018, marks the 46th anniversary of ‘Martial Law’ declaration by former President Ferdinand Marcos which changed the Philippine history since then.
Hundreds of protesters gathered to rally all the way to Luneta Park and Mendiola in Manila. Meanwhile, some known politicians were commemorating the day through a mass.
As reported by Manila Bulletin, members of Liberal Party were seen attending a mass at De La Salle University in Manila. Vice President Leni Robredo, former President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III, Senator Bam Aquino and Senator Kiko Pangiinan were seen seated together to commemorate the 46th anniversary of declaration of Martial Law.
KAMI has learned from Rappler that groups from different universities such as University of the Philippines, University of Santo Tomas, Polytechnic University of the Philippines have been joining the protests. On that note, Ateneo de Manila University and De La Salle University released a joint statement to express their thoughts regarding Martial Law.
In the statement they said, “It took many years of struggle before the nation was awakened and our people mustered enough courage to stand against his evil rule.”
“And so we say today, with even more fervor, never again!” they added.
Other protesters are marching from España heading to Mendiola. They brought with them an effigy of President Rodrigo Duterte, Ferdinand Marcos and Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. They said that the will burn the effigy to show how they condemn the alliance between Duterte, Arroyo and Marcos.
It has also been reported by Manila Bulletin that the police in Lucena City, Quezon held almost 350 passengers in eight buses who were allegedly heading to protest at Luneta Park. According to Chief Inspector Liza Capistrano, that some of the buses did not have any plate numbers. However, some were alleged fake plates and others did not have proper documents at hand.
The passengers also had different answers when they were asked about their whereabouts. Some even said they did not know where they were heading and were just asked to join.
President Duterte and the police have been preparing for this day and took all the precautionary measures to lessen casualties.
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