As Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. brings his vice-presidential campaign to Baguio City, the Campaign Against the Return of the Marcoses to Malacañang (Carmma) reminded the people of the North to never forget martial law, and to say No to Bongbong Marcos.
Political prisoners during martial law and members of progressive people’s organisations hang streamers on the demolished bust of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos at Taloy Sur in Tuba, Benguet.
The Marcos Bust at Taloy Sur, Tuba, Benguet has long been a symbol of the Marcos dictatorship in Northern Luzon. After the EDSA 1 uprising that toppled the dictatorship, the Cordillera People’s Alliance met with then President Corazon Aquino, and among the demands that were met was the return of the land to the people of Taloy Sur. There was a big celebration at the Marcos Park and the bust was festooned with streamers proclaiming the success of the people’s struggle against the dictatorship.
Shortly thereafter, the bust was exploded as a rejection of the people of the North of the Marcos dictatorship.
Joanna K. Cariño, chairperson of Samahan ng mga Ex-Detainee Laban sa Detensyon at Aresto – Northern Luzon, criticised Bongbong for refusing to apologize for the sins of his family.
Carmma called on Bongbong to return the family’s ill-gotten wealth to the Filipino people.
Photos by NOEL GODINEZ/ nordis.net