block-marcosPresident Rodrigo Duterte’s order to bury Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani—an order that has now been affirmed by the Supreme Court—is an attack on us all.

It is an attack on all of us who suffered from the dictatorship because it is a way of telling us: Your parents were murdered or you were tortured by a “hero,” now move on.

It is an attack on us all because it revises history, and denies the future generations of the truth, and of justice.

But it is also an attack on all of us because it is in effect a way of saying that dictatorship is “heroic” and, thus, a way of conditioning people into supporting dictatorship and Marcos’ return to power.

In the face of these attacks, we have a moral duty to fight back and refuse to “move on.”

This is why we, Filipinos from different walks of life, call for continuing protests to put pressure on the Supreme Court—and on President Duterte—to reverse their decision.

Should they refuse to heed our clamor, we call for a National Day of Protest on the day Marcos is to be buried.

In case Marcos is to be transported by land, we call for various kinds of direct actions to block his cortege every step of the way—from Batac to Taguig: for actions along the National Highway or NLEX; for anti-Marcos banners to be unfurled along EDSA; for ‘flash mobs’ at various intersections; and for other kinds of nonviolent disruptive actions

We call for large demonstrations by the gates of the Libingan ng mga Bayani.

Finally, we call for mass nonviolent civil disobedience actions before and on the day itself to block Marcos burial at the Libingan.

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