The 19 were hailed as the nation’s “real heroes” for resisting repression during martial rule. The rites were among key events held in commemoration of National Heroes’ Day.
Millennials who met through social media stage a vigil on the eve of the November 30 protests against the hero’s burial for late dictator Ferdinand Marcos.
Finally, the Marcoses have had their way, a hero’s burial for their despot-patriarch at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (LNMB), but without the pomp and grandeur of a state funeral that they had been dreaming of for decades.
Like many other concepts, what heroes and heroism are can only be meaningfully understood in their historical, political and social contexts.
Watch as Filipinos unite and show their opposition in a high-tech symbolic way against the burial of Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. Coverage from Altermidya and CARMMA.
Watch this historic act of unity of the people, communities, schools, and universities in the Diliman Katipunan area against historical revisionism.
Like a thief in the night, at high noon on November 18, the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos was sneaked into the Libingan ng mga Bayani (LNMB)
Why will there be closure? Have the wounds of the Martial Law victims been healed?
In their statement after the announcement of the SC decision, NUPL said the decision “is a big letdown at a time people are desperately seeking for some sense of decency, proportion, sanity and reason.”
Established in 1947, Libingan ng mga Bayani was first known as the Republic Memorial Cemetery. It was established by the Philippine government to commemorate the lives of the fallen Filipino soldiers who fought in World War II.