Overseas Filipino workers and Filipino immigrants in different parts of the world added their voices in denouncing the burial of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (LNMB).
Migrante International chapters in Hong Kong, Thailand, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Canada, United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and United States are joining today’s Global Action Day against the hero’s burial for Marcos.
In a statement, Migrante International maintained that Marcos is not a hero. “The real heroes are our ‘bagong bayani’ who continue to bear the brunt of Marcos’ labor export policy that continues to exploit our OFWs’ cheap labor, separate us from our loved ones and place us in dire and dangerous conditions,” the group said.
Migrante International called on President Rodrigo Duterte to end to his alliance with the Marcoses. “His alliance with the Marcoses is a poisonous pact that can and will isolate him from the people, especially from our OFWs and their families for whom he has promised a ‘better Philippines.'”