Bury Marcos in Ilocos!

By Ted Alcuitas

Vancouver, B.C. – Rain did not stop  protesters  from standing before the Philippine Consulate offices in Vancouver today to be in solidarity with the Filipino people to denounce the burial  of the  the dictator Marcos’ body at the Heroes Cemetery.

Led by Pinoy Global Diaspora Canada, the Vancouver rally is part of  worldwide events in 15 other centres and throughout the Philippines.

Angered by President Rodrigo Duterte’s support for the burial which they believe is in connivance with the Marcos family, massive protests erupted in the country and has spread like wildfire.

There is a growing sentiment that the burial is a prelude to the restoration to power of the Marcoses. Bongbong Marcos, an ally of Duterte,  lost his vice-presidential bid to Leni Robredo and is contesting the results.

Treenee Lopez (left) of Global Pinoy Diaspora led the 'Padasal para sa mga Pinatay ni Marcos'. The prayers or 'Panalangin' was composed in Filipino by UBC students Karla Lenina Comanda and Rina Garcia Chua. (PCN.com)

Treenee Lopez (left) of Global Pinoy Diaspora led the ‘Padasal para sa mga Pinatay ni Marcos’. The prayers or ‘Panalangin’ was composed in Filipino by UBC students Karla Lenina Comanda and Rina Garcia Chua. (PCN.com)

Defiant: Protester Vic Ingco holds a sign demanding that Marcos should buried in Ilocos. (PCN.com)

Defiant: Protester Vic Ingco holds a sign demanding that Marcos should be buried in Ilocos. (PCN.com)

Health worker Butz Dizon -nandoon ako noong Edsa Revolution, ngayon nilibing nila sa Libingang ng mga Bayani. Hindi tama yon. Parang binasura nila! Yong ang ayaw ko..(PCN.com)

Health worker Butz Dizon -“nandoon ako noong Edsa Revolution, ngayon nilibing nila sa Libingang ng mga Bayani. Hindi tama yon. Parang binasura nila! Yong ang ayaw ko..”(PCN.com)

 

Angie Sales-Onrubia was in Grade 6 during the EDSA Revolution and remembers helping her parents prepare sandwiches to feed the protesters.

Angie Sales-Onrubia was in Grade 6 during the EDSA Revolution and remembers helping her parents prepare sandwiches to feed the protesters.

All photos by Philippine Canadian News.com