IN PHOTOS: Pisay community joins Nat’l Day of Rage and Unity, Bonifacio Day rallies

A member of the Pisay community holds up a sign showcasing the school’s condemnation of the surprise burial. Photo by Sir Chuckie Calsado.
Three Batch 2018 students join the rally at Luneta. Photo by Sir Brian Villanueva.

Hundreds of Pisay students, faculty, and alumni set out once again to fight against the burial of dictator Ferdinand Marcos in the Libingan ng mga Bayani (LNMB), this time in tandem with anti-Marcos groups from all over the country and even overseas.

A proud member of the Pisay Community attends the rally. Photo by Sir Chuckie Calsado.

November 25 (Friday) marked National Day of Rage and Unity, in which groups of protestors across the Metro began rallying in the morning and marched to gather at Luneta Park in the afternoon.

Pisay teachers show indignation for the Marcoses and pride for our own martyrs. Photo by Herbert Mendoza.

The nationwide rally was organized through the coordination of the Campaign Against the Return of the Marcoses in Malacañang (Carmma) and other youth organizations. At its peak at 9PM, the crowd reached a total of 20,000 people.

A crowd of Pisay community members at the People Power Monument. Photo by Lance Ang.
The People Power Monument adorned with anti-Marcos banners. Photo by Sir Chuckie Calsado.

A second nationwide protest was held on November 30 (Wednesday), Bonifacio Day. The demonstration was primarily organized by the Coalition Against the Marcos Burial in LNMB (CAMB-LNMB). Perhaps with the intention of reminding others of a past they have so easily forgotten, protesters took to the place our country first broke off the oppressive shackles thrown on us by the Marcos family — the People Power Monument along Epifanio delos Santos Avenue.

Common among both programs were Martial Law victims recounting the injustices and brave battles from their past, students, activists, and anti-Marcos organizations shouting their advocacies, and performances by musical and theatrical acts.

An activist speaks of his advocacy (left), and a musical act performs (right). Photos by Billy Pangilinan.

Protestors also used their phones to ‘light up Luneta’ to beautifully show their indignation and solidarity.

Hands raised and flashlights on, protestors show solidarity with one another. Photos by Sir Chuckie Calsado (left) and Billy Pangilinan (right).

The youth played an especially impactful part in the mass demonstrations. Anti-Marcos groups such as Millennials Against Dictators and several universities made up a large portion of the crowd. Their trendy and creative signs had social media abuzz while simultaneously expressing their outrage.

Eye-catching and relevant placards during the protests. Photos by Sir Chuckie Calsado.