St. Scholastica’s Grade School Pupils Rallying against Marcos Burial, Child Abuse by the Nuns or Plain Freedom of Expression?
Filipinos were shocked to learn yesterday that despite many people expressing strong dislike and protest over the Supreme Court’s (SC) decision allowing former President Ferdinand Marcos’ burial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (LNMB), the late strongman was ‘hurriedly’ and ‘secretly’ buried there at noontime, November 18.
The move sparked massive protests from anti-Marcos groups as they could not believe that the family would be so ‘sneaky’ as to bury the former president there – after all, there were still protests against his burial there, right?
Well, the family certainly wanted to ensure that he will finally be buried at the LNMB now that the SC declared it was not against the law to do so. Perhaps they were afraid that someone might happen that would reverse the SC’s ruling. Of course, it was also highly likely that they really just wanted to deal with it the soonest time possible as they had waited more than 25 years to have it done.
Many groups express shock, however, that the burial had been done in secret; thus, they protested in the streets via noise barrage and other means.
One of the most-reported rallies involved grade school students at St. Scholastica – not just because the rallyists are grade school students who probably have no idea what they were actually protesting about and also because some parents claimed that their kids were required to attend the protest even if they didn’t want to do it.
Published By: Kilusang Bagong Lipunan (KBL) Admin