Tongtongan Ti Umili-CPA is one with the workers and Filipino people in commemorating the birth of the revolutionary hero Andres Bonifacio.
Bonifacio was a true hero of the Filipino people who dedicated his life to fight for freedom and independence. We also honor on this day all the true heroes of our country who gave their lives fighting for freedom, justice and democracy.
We continue to express anger and dismay on the Supreme Court’s ruling and of President Rodrigo Duterte’s decision to allow the transfer of the remains of the dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (LNMB).
Marcos is no hero. He will never be recognized as a hero of the Filipino people, no matter where his remains may lie. There are no actions made by Marcos that is worthy of emulation. To the contrary, what he did during his reign as a dictator must be prevented by every Filipino from ever happening again. It was under his regime that foreign debt ballooned, Labor Export policy was enacted, education was commercialized, and corruption grew rampant, and human rights violations became unbridled.
The actions of President Duterte and the Supreme Court is an insult to the victims of torture, illegal detention, killings, disappearances during the Marcos regime. The burial of Marcos at the LNMB also disregards the heroes of the 1986 EDSA revolution who ousted him and his corrupt regime. This is a clear revision of our country’s history where fascists and dictators are granted a hero’s burial and title, while justice for thousands of victims of human rights violations remain elusive.
The burial of Ferdinand Marcos at the LNMB is only the first step of the Marcos family to reclaim Malacanang. We must remain vigilant and prevent the same people who have used our country’s wealth for their own interests regain power. Their sins to the Filipino people must not go unpunished.
We call on all Filipino people, especially the youth to recognize, uphold and emulate the true heroes of our country. We urge our country’s Millennials to be educated about the true history of the Filipino people and become true heroes of this generation.
Justice for the Victims of Martial Law!
Never Again, Never Forget!