Iloilo activists mark martial law anniv with ‘National Day of Action’

first_img“Angamon panawagan sa sining komemorasyon sangmartial law dapat tagaan solusyon angugat sang problema sa kaimolon. Ang kaimolon, ang madata nga pinatyanaymasolbar lamang paagi sa pag-istoryahanay,” said Sulayao. Marvin Saijo of the University of thePhilippines Visayas’ student council, on the other hand, said they werepressing for a halt to the red-tagging of student activists and the so-calledmilitarization of schools./PN Reverend Father Marco Sulayao of thePromotion of Church People’s Response (PCPR Panay and Guimaras) said peoplewould be at the losing end of an all-out war between the government and rebels. Yesterday’s National Day of Action inPanay Island ahead of today’s martial law anniversary was also be observed inRoxas City, Capiz province and in Kalibo, Aklan. But the mass action was not aboutMarcos’ martial law only. The protesters also pressed for the resumption of thepeace talks between the national government and communists, scrapping of theRice Tariffication Law that is being blamed for the deluge of cheap importedrice, halt to extrajudicial killings and corruption.center_img ILOILO City – Activists here joinedyesterday’s National Day of Action to mark the 47th anniversary of thedeclaration of martial law. They marched from the Iloilo provincial capitol toSunburst Park. NEVER FORGET, NEVER AGAIN. An effigy of President Rodrigo Duterte is displayed at Iloilo City’s Sunburst Park as activists mark the 47th anniversary of the declaration of martial law. It was on Sept. 21, 1972 when then President Ferdinand Marcos placed the country under military rule to supposedly quell communist rebellion. But yesterday’s (Sept. 20) mass action ahead of the anniversary today was not only about Marcos’ martial law. The protesters also pressed for the resumption of the peace talks between the national government and communists, and a halt to extrajudicial killings and corruption. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN It was on Sept. 21, 1972 when thenPresident Ferdinand Marcos placed the country under military rule to supposedlyquell communist rebellion. last_img

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