Migrante International calls on all its members, chapters, networks and all patriotic and democratic Filipinos worldwide to join the Black Friday Protest on November 25 to express unity and rage against the Marcos hero’s burial.
November 25 is Global Action Day. All freedom-loving Filipinos, young and old, nationwide and all over the world, are enjoined to launch mass actions and protest activities, wear black and express their outrage through social media.
In Manila, Migrante and its chapters and networks will join the Black Friday Protest in Luneta.
“Marcos is no hero. Generations upon generations of overseas Filipinos know this, especially those who were forced to flee the country in fear of their lives during Martial Law. Siya ang dahilan kung bakit maraming mga kababayan natin ang nawalay sa kanilang mga pamilya noong Batas Militar,” said Marra Macaspac, Migrante-Youth Spokesperson.
Macaspac said that Marcos, his widow and his family remain an international disgrace to Filipinos around the world for all the crimes and transgressions they caused the Filipino people during the former president’s dictatorship.
She also pointed out that it was during Marcos’ time that the labor export policy was institutionalized.
“Now, four decades after, our OFWs continue to bear the brunt of this policy that has placed the domestic economy hostage to neoliberal dictates and the exploitation of our cheap labor. Marcos’ hero’s burial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani is a grave injustice and insult to our living heroes, our OFWs,” Macaspac said.
“Wherever we are in the world, let us all gather together and hold accountable the Duterte administration and the Supreme Court for this travesty. Let us continue to struggle for justice, genuine freedom and democracy against a system that continues to breed dictators and oppressors.” she said. ###