Generations of Filipinos unite to protest Marcos burial

SAN FRANCISCO – Signs and banners were held high, chants echoed and fists were raised in the air to show what kababayans who gathered at Philippine consulates and embassies around the world call a united front against the proposed burial of the former Philippine President and Dictator Ferdinand Marcos in the cemetery of heroes.

The protest was held as the Philippine Supreme Court heard oral arguments for on the burial – to show that Filipinos around the world were watching.

21-year-old Jeannel Poyaoan of the Pilipino American Collegiate Endeavor at San Francisco State University said, “It’s honestly a very big slap in the face. It’s a big disrespect to the current generations but especially for the generations who fought, who resisted, who are not even here physically anymore.”

Many young Filipinos like Poyaoan joined the rally in San Francisco and despite being born well after the 1986 People Power Revolution and the Martial Law era, they say they are proud to continue the fight.

“It’s very important to be aware not just of the history, because we dwell in history, but understanding that this effects our future, that this effects our understanding of our connection to our Filipino people not just in the Philippines but throughout the world,” said Poyaoan.

Kababayans who did live through those times say they welcome the interest of younger Filipinos.

Charito Benipayo of the U.S. Pinoys for Good Governance said, “It is so heartwarming to see these youth joining the older generation who have been against and forever against the dictator.”

Together they tell President Duterte that Marcos should never be honored and that the Filipino people will never stop fighting.

“We don’t need to just look at the legality of terms of really being a hero but understanding that when we think about extrajudicial killings connecting it to present acts that are going on right now,” said Poyaoan. “In what ways are we progressing our society?”

“We are protectors of democracy,” added Benipayo. “We are for the freedom of Filipinos – not the dictator, not the martial law.”

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  • Kenikeni
    9 September 2016 at 1:49 pm - Reply

    ABS-CBN soooo anti-Marcos!! Yellowtards!!!

  • Probinsiyano
    10 September 2016 at 5:22 am - Reply

    Thanks Mr. Kenikeni, that is a true statement! I am not surprise a group of “BRAINWASHED” FilAms or San Francisco Pilipinos were out there again fighting to spread the lies their families and friends told them years ago. If you were born here in San Francisco after 1986, what do you really know about President Marcos, other than what your family, friends, and what the liberal-radical ABS-CBN had annoyingly or continually told you decades ago… If you really want to know Philippines history, PLEASE do not be BIAS! Get out of that family, friends and media fed biases. Research for yourself and find the facts. If all your sources is ABS-CBN such as TV Patrol or Balitang America, then keep on lying….Here’s some interesting information below…

    I could say I am not the kind of person who gets easily lisled by others specially when their statements could not be verified. This is not to call anyone a liar, but this to clarify if not establish/re-establish facts. According to Tiglao (2015), the Philippines Liberal and Communist Party provoked martial law!

    President Marcos at the time campaigned to make the Philippines great that he will fight to get Sabah back, with permission from the Sultanate of Sulu. The Liberal Party led by Ninoy Aquino, you do not need to look further…Tito Ninoy’s self righteous -ambitious ingeniousity has led into unfounded and fruitless “JABIDAH” investigations. Accusing the Marcos government of training Muslims to go against their own in Sabah? Tito Ninoy’s blunt sensationalism resulted into congressional inquiry of almost the whole AFP. Philippines Congress found nothing. However, Mustapha, the ruling party in Sabah at the time has learned of Tito Ninoys highly controversial accusations. Sabah moved away from any attempt by the Philippine government to negotiate. In retaliation to the controversy, the evolution of the Moro National Liberation Front came to light…

    Tiglao added that the slick stunt pulled by Ninoy Aquino in bombing Plaza Miranda could not be traced back to Marcos. Ilarde, the only running Conressman at the time debunked allegations of having ordered the bombing, he is not dumbed to order such thing where Marcos knew he will get blamed for it.

    How about that U.P. radical-Mao Zedong communist “lover” Jose Maria Sison? What do you think this big mouse doing? Let’s dance Tita Potri…he was pretty occupied coordinating shipment of high powered arms and communications equipment from China. He even sent his team to China to get some help for the CPP-NPA. According to Malay (2012), the first shipment of arms arrived at the CPP-NPA enclave in Isabela. The Philippine Navy found out and foiled this operation, fire fight broke off, the CPP-NPA was only able to off load about 200 riples, contrary to the planned 1500? Another shipment was enroute using MV Andrea, loaded with more weapons and high tech equipment. The tragic fate of this vessel has led to its sinking, hence MV Karagatan. Additionally, China also sent financial assistance to the CPP-NPA, two (2) $75,000 transactions. The second transaction was intercepted when a anti-Marcos activist Delia San Juan in the the U.S. picked up the money at the Chinese Embassy in Ottawa, then crossing the Niagara Falls border.

    According to Dacanay (2012), Victor Corpuz, an AFP-CPP-NPA cross-dresser confirmed China’s shipment of arms and equipment to the CPP-NPA. He remembered the area where a firefight with the AFP took place as well as hiding with the Dumagats in Isabela. Corpus cited that the Philippines would have been in another form of government should the shipment succeeded.

    Filipinos, FilAms and alike has been betrayed with a myriad of never ending lies by the media (Tiglao, 2015), (Malay, 2012), (Dacanay, 2012). When Fernando Lopes, ex-vice president broke off with Marcos, he conspired with Manila Bulletin and portray Marcos as corrupt. Have you ever wonder why TV Patrol or Balitang America is anti-Marcos, that is a flat explanation why? Liberal media is what gave people wrong information, then people made wrong decisions out of that, it’s a daily thing in the Philippines…

  • Probinsiyano
    10 September 2016 at 7:14 am - Reply

    This for all the geniuses in San Francisco…the part of Philippines history you were never told…no other president in the history of the Philippines could do this…

    Let me add this…Highway (including bridges) runs from the northern most part of Cagayan to the southern most part of Sorsogon, ferry connects to the Visayan and Mindanao Islands…it was President Marcos priority for the Filipinos! Today, all Filipinos drive through this highways or ferries…but this the real Marcos accomplishment for the Filipino people, YOU REALLY NEED TO KNOW ABOUT…

    3 September 2016 at 6:37 am – Reply
    FilAms, Filipinos, etc., let us learn our history once again (Marcos 101)…The great, unparalleled or unmatched achievements during the Marcos regime.

    1. Cultural Center of the Philippines
    2. The Tanghalang Francisco Balagtas (Folk Arts Theater)
    3. Philippine International Convention Center
    4. Makiling Center for the Arts(National Arts Center)
    5. Nayong Pilipino
    6. People’s Park in the Sky
    7. Philippine Heart Center
    8. Lung Center of the Philippines
    9. The National Kidney and Transplant Institute
    10. San Juanico Bridge

    All these infrastructures were built despite violence perpetuated U.P. inspired radical groups, liberal politicians, CPP-NPA inspired groups, MNLF-MILF inspired groups, etc…

  • Probinsiyano
    19 September 2016 at 1:44 pm - Reply

    Once and for all, FilAms and Filipinos alike, we need to unite together and overcome (move on) the ignorance that’s plaguing or dwelling within us. This information is for us…the untold story, the story that should set us free…
    The great and unparalleled accomplishment of President Ferdinand Marcos…
    Marcos completed Power plants in 20 years—–
    1). Bataan Nuclear Power Plant, completed 1983
    2) Leyte Geothermal Power Plant, completed 1977
    3)Makiling-Banahaw Geothermal Power Plant, completed 1979
    4) Tiwi Geothermal Power Plant, completed 1980
    5) Angat Hydro Electric Power Plant, completed 1967
    6)Kalayaan Hydro Electric Power Plant, completed 1982
    7) Magat A Hydro Electric Power Plant, completed 1984
    8)Magat B Hydro Electric Power Plant, completed 1984
    9)Pantabangan Hydro Electric Power Plant, completed 1977
    10)Agus 2 Hydro Electric Power Plant, completed 1979
    11)Agus 4 Hydro Electric Power Plant, completed 1985
    12) Agus 5 Hydro Electric Power Plant, completed 1985
    13) Agus 7 Hydro Electric Power Plant, completed 1982
    14) Pulangi Hydro Electric Power Plant, completed 1985
    15) Agus 6 Hydro Electric Power plant, recommissioned in 1977
    16)Masiway Hydro Electric Power Plant, completed 1980
    17) Main Magat Hydro Electric Power Plant, completed 1983
    18)Calaca Coal Power PlantCompleted in 1984,
    19) Cebu Thermal Power Plant completed in 1981,
    20) Palinpinon 1 Southern Negros Geothermal production Field completed in 1983.
    Not mentioned are diesel plants


    Cory Aquino, Ramos, Estrada, Gloria Macapagal, Ninoy Aquino III in 26 years—–
    1) ZERO – every new power plant built During their time were all privately Owned ( mostly by Lopezes, AboitIz, Aquino And Cojuanco Family) and is now owners of some Power Plants completed during Marcos.

    Marcos completed Bridge projects in 20 years
    1) Biliran Bridge150 meters long of Leyte, completed 1975
    2) Buntun Bridge 1369 meters long of Tuguegarao-Solana, Cagayan, completed 1974
    3) Candaba Viaduct Pulilan 5000 meters long of Bulacan-San Simon, Pampanga, completed 1976
    4)Mactan-Mandaue Bridge 864 meters long of Lapu-Lapu-Mandaue, Cebu 1972
    5) Magapit Suspension Bridge 449 meters long of Lal-lo, Cagayan completed 1978
    6)Mawo Bridge 280 meters long Victoria, Northern Samar completed 1970
    7) Patapat Viaduct 1300 meters long Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte completed 1986
    9)San Juanico Bridge 2060 meters long Tacloban, Leyte-Santa Rita, Samar. Completed 1973
    Not to mention the unnamed hundreds of bridges under 100 meters long.
    TOTAL LENGTH = 11472 meters long


    Cory Aquino, Ramos, Estrada, Gloria Macapagal, Ninoy Aquino III Combined completed Bridge projects in 26 years
    1)Agas- agas Bridge, Southern Leyte 350 meters long completed 2006
    2)Agat Bued Bridge, La Union 500 meters long completed 2010
    3)Bamban Bridge, Pampanga 174 meters long completed 1998
    4)Cansaga Bay Bridge, Cebu 640 meters long completed 2010
    5)Jones Bridge, Isabela 350 meters long completed 2008
    6)Macapagal Bridge, Agusan del Norte 907 meters long completed 2007
    7)Magat Bridge, Isabela 926 meters long completed 1991
    8)Marcelo Fernan Bridge, Cebu 1237 meters long 1999
    9)Narciso Ramos Bridge, Pangasinan 1442 meters long completed 1997
    10)Old Amburayan Bridge, Ilocos Sur 535meters long completed 2010
    11)Pantal Bridge, Pangasinan 380 meters long completed 2008
    TOTAL LENGTH = 7441 meters

    Marcos Established/Founded State Colleges/Universities in 20 years
    1)Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University in La Union founded in 1981
    2)Mariano Marcos State University in Ilocos Norte founded in 1978
    3)Kalinga-Apayao State College in Tabuk Kalinga founded in 1970
    4)Abra State Institute of Science and Technology in Abra founded in 1983
    5)Pangasinan State University founded in 1979
    6)University of Northern Philippines founded in 1965
    7)Philippine State College of Aeronautics founded in 1969
    8)Cagayan State University established in 1978
    9)Quirino State University established 1976
    10)Isabela State University established 1978
    11)Pampanga Agricultural College established 1974
    12)Mindoro State College of Agriculture and Technology-Calapan City established 1966
    13)Occidental Mindoro State College established 1966
    14)Palawan State University established 1965
    15)Bicol University established 1969
    16)Camarines Sur Polytechnic Colleges established 1983
    17)Rizal Technological University established 1969
    18)Technological University of the Philippines established 1971
    19)Capiz State University 1980
    20)Guimaras State College 1968
    21)Northern Negros State College of Science and Technology established 1971
    22)West Visayas State University became established as university in January 1986
    23)Leyte Normal University 1976
    24)SLSU- (Southern Leyte State University)- Sogod 1969
    25)SLSU- Hinunangan 1975
    26)SLSU- Tomas Oppus feb. 1 1986
    27)SLSU- Bontoc 1983
    28)SLSU- San Juan 1983
    29)Basilan State College 1984
    30)Western Mindanao State University became a university in 1978 followed with building the satellite campuses in..
    WMSU-Alicia campus, Zamboanga del Sur
    WMSU-Aurora campus, Zamboanga del Sur
    WMSU Curuan, Zamboanga City
    WMSU-Diplahan, Zamboanga Sibugay
    WMSU-Imelda, Zamboanga Sibugay
    WMSU-Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay
    WMSU-Mabuhay, Zamboanga Sibugay
    WMSU-Malangas, Zamboanga Sibugay
    WMSU-Molave, Zamboanga del Sur
    WMSU-Naga, Zamboanga Sibugay
    WMSUOlutanga, Zamboanga Sibugay
    WMSU-Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur
    WMSU-Pitogo, Zamboanga del Sur
    WMSU-San Ramon, Zamboanga City
    WMSU-Siay, Zamboanga Sibugay
    WMSU-Tungawan, Zamboanga Sibugay
    31)Central Mindanao University established1965
    32)Misamis Oriental State College of Agriculture and Technology established 1983
    33)Northwestern Mindanao State College of Science and Technology estbalished 1971
    34)Davao del Norte School of Fisheries established 1969 ( now known as Davao del Norte State College)
    35)Mati Community College (MCC) founded in 1972 ( now known as
    Davao Oriental State College of Science and Technology)
    36)Malita Agri-Business and Marine and Aquatic School of Technology founded 1966 now known as
    37)Southern Philippines Agri-Business and Marine and Aquatic School of Technology
    38)University of Southeastern Philippines established 1978
    39)Cotabato Foundation College of Science and Technology established 1967
    40) Cotabato City State Polytechnic College established 1983
    41)Mindanao state university- Iligan city founded 1968
    42)Mindanao state university- Gensan city founded 1971
    43)Surigao del Sur State University founded 1982
    44)Surigao Del Norte School of Arts and Trades (Founded in 1969) now known as Surigao State College of Technology
    45)Sulu State College founded in 1982
    46)Tawi-Tawi Regional Agricultural College founded in 1975
    47)Adiong Memorial Polytechnic State College founded in 1970’s
    47 ( that i have found so far) out of 108 state universities and college are established and accomplished projects of FERDINAND E MARCOS. He also improved and re equipped the remaining colleges/ Universities that were established/ founded before 1965.


    Cory Aquino, Ramos, Estrada, Gloria Macapagal, Ninoy Aquino III combined Established/Founded State Colleges/Universities in 26 years
    1) ZERO– the remaining of 108 State Colleges/Universities are built and founded before 1965. They though renamed few Colleges and Universities and Refounded them after 1986.

    National Manpower and Youth Council (NMYC) founded 1976. Now changed to TESDA to discredit Apo Marcos.

  • h
    22 September 2016 at 3:57 pm - Reply

    That’s why Filipinos can’t get ahead in their life because their stuck in the past. Look why you all Filipinos just move on in life and forget the past. Marcos did good for Philippines, and sometimes Marcos would step on the wrong side of the street, but lets all of us Filipinos think abut the good side that Marcos did for all the Filipinos in the Philippines. He can’t hurt anyone his gone and only his past is here, so we all Filipinos should rest Marcos in the right way not in a shame way. Yes to me he was a “HERO’ To the Philippines.

  • Probinsiyano
    15 November 2016 at 3:54 pm - Reply

    The Philippine Supreme Court voted to bury President Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. However, there are those zero-accomplishment and bleeding heart senators Pangilinan, Hontiveros and Poe expressing disagreement to the Supreme Court decision…Maybe they are so smart they they do not understand the law they studied years ago???