When In Manila, there is an ongoing debate on whether the remains of former President Ferdinand Marcos should be laid to rest at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. New president elect Rodrigo Duterte has been quoted saying that he will allow a hero’s burial for the former president. This has sparked various protests from different groups. One such protest is the Bawat Bato initiative:
Bawat Bato is “a non-partisan initiative against the burial of Ferdinand Marcos in the Libingan ng mga Bayani. #bawatbato #neveragain”
Bring a rock to the proposed gravesite for Ferdinand Marcos at Libingan ng mga Bayani. You can’t miss it, it’s right next to the Philippine flag waving on top of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Right behind the grave of Carlos P. Garcia, ex-President of the Philippines.
Write a name of one of the Martial Law victims or a personal message, if you happen to have a pentel pen with you.
Drop the rock inside the grave site, as a sign of your dissent and in memory of all those who suffered and died for our freedom.
Thanks to Martial Law Chronicles Project, UP Samasa Alumni, Claimants 1081, Nameless Heroes and Martyrs, Akbayan Youth, Akbayan, Dakila, and TBWA\SMP for their invaluable collaboration and co-instigation.
What do you think about this? Do you agree?