#MarcosNoHero protests go global

Filipino community and international supporters in The Hague, Netherlands.
Filipino community and international supporters in The Hague, Netherlands.

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).

In Sydney, a delegation from Migrante Australia (NSW) presents a statement to Consul Melanie Diano at the Philippine Consulate Sydney. The statement iterates that the real heroes are those who fought against the Marcos dictatorship and those continuing to fight Marcos' legacy of corruption, foreign debt, the US military presence; the overseas Filipino workers whose blood, sweat and tears (their remittances) fuel the Philippine economy; and those who are tirelessly working for peace, giving peace a chance.
In Sydney, a delegation from Migrante Australia (NSW) presents a statement to Consul Melanie Diano at the Philippine Consulate Sydney. The statement iterates that the real heroes are those who fought against the Marcos dictatorship and those continuing to fight Marcos’ legacy of corruption, foreign debt, the US military presence; the overseas Filipino workers whose blood, sweat and tears (their remittances) fuel the Philippine economy; and those who are tirelessly working for peace, giving peace a chance.

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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.

Filipinos and international supporters hold a protest at the Philippine Embassy in London, United Kingdom
Filipinos and international supporters hold a protest at the Philippine Embassy in London, United Kingdom

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.

Filipinos brave the cold weather in Rome, Italy to protest the burial of Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.
Filipinos brave the cold weather in Rome, Italy to protest the burial of Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.
Overseas Filipino workers in Qatar join the Global Day of Action against Marcos's burial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.
Overseas Filipino workers in Qatar join the Global Day of Action against Marcos’s burial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.

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.'”

PHOTOS COURTESY OF MIGRANTE INTERNATIONAL
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