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.
Hundreds of people in the Philippines rallied in stormy weather to protest after the country’s president, Rodrigo Duterte, approved the burial of the dictator Ferdinand Marcos in a heroes’ cemetery.
Hundreds gathered in Luneta to oppose the burial of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.
A Los Angeles-based organization of Filipino WW II veterans added its voice opposing to the burial of Philippine President Marcos in the country’s national heroes cemetery.
Instead of healing the country, it would perpetuate dissension and division. It would subject the country to international ridicule
“You cannot achieve national unity by causing disunity and resentment among your friends, your followers, and the many thousands of aggrieved Filipinos whose sorrows have no graves. You cannot bury the past by burying the man who oppressed countless people and ruined the future of their families, their widows, and children.”
The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) is against the burial of former president Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.
Civil society groups from across the globe, including prominent human rights NGOs, have called on UN drug control authorities to urge an immediate stop to the extrajudicial killings of suspected drug offenders in the Philippines.
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