Updated: November 27, 2016, 6:50 PM

Makibaka, huwag matakot!

Filipinos  unite on Wednesday, November 30th

By Ted Alcuitas

siklabThe Filipino diaspora throughout the globe will unite once again this Sunday, November 30 (National Heroes Day in the Philippines) to show their opposition to the burial of the dictator Marcos at the Heroes Cemetery. Since the stealthy burial last November 18, rallies have erupted throughout the country as well as other parts of the world.

In Vancouver, a rally is planned in front of the Philippine Consulate offices at the Trade Centre, Canada Place this Wednesday , November 30 at 11:30 AM.  The event is organized by the Global Pinoy Diaspora.

Other rallies include:

LOS ANGELES. Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 4:30 PM in front of Philippine Consulate, 3435 Wiltshire Blvd., Los Angeles, California.
SAN FRANCISCO .Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 11:30 am, in front of the Philippine Consulate, 447 Sutter St., San Francisco, California.
NEW YORK. Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 11:30 am, in front of the Philippine Consulate. New York City.
CHICAGO Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm, Rizal Center, 1332 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, Illinois.
WASHINGTON DC Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 11:30 am, Venue TBA
Protests Action Abroad
VANCOUVER BC Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 11:30 am, PCG OffIce at Canada Place, Global Pinoy Diaspora Canada.
SAIPAN Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 5:00, San Jose Intersection, Beach Road, Saipan.
SYDNEY Sunday, November 27, 2016, 11:30 am to 2:00 pm, First Fleet Park, Circular Quay, Sydney Australia.
SCOTLAND Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 12:00 pm, Princess St. In front of Balmoral Hotel, Edinburg, Scotland.
Protest Demands
The overseas protesters, including human rights victims and their families, demand the following from Philippine President Duterte:
Exhume the remains of the Philippine dictator Marcos, a human rights violator who was given a hero’s burial!
Stop the Impunity of Extra-judicial killings in the guise of the anti-drug war.
Respect human rights!
For more info: [email protected] or [email protected] or Contact Person: Arturo P. Garcia
Email: [email protected]/Phone: (213) 318-9065

The burial of Marcos was fully supported by President Rodrigo Duterte in deference to Marcos’ son Bongbong Marcos who lost the vice-presidential post to Leni Robredo. Media reports say Duterte is behind the push to recount votes to pave the way for the younger Marcos to assume the vice-presidency paving the way for the eventual return to power of the Marcoses.

The burial could prove to be a fatal miscalculation of Duterte and Marcos  who underestimated the wrath of the Filipino people, the same wrath that toppled the dictator in 1986 in what is knwo as the first People Power in the world.

The pro-Marcos and pro-Duterte groups are facing a formidable challenge by today’s millennials who  form the bulwark of the protests.

Their numbers dwarfed the feeble attempt by pro-Duterte youths when a handful of them appeared with their own banner to counter the protesters. Reports showed the youths meeting Bongbong Marcos before going to the rally prompting speculation

Ten black-shirted youths appeared at the Luneta to counter protest. (Inquirer)

Ten black-shirted youths appeared at the Luneta to counter protest. (Inquirer)