Martial law activists pass on the torch of struggle to today’s youth

Philippines Sep 27, 2019 at 4:12 pm

5277E38A-0656-4464-974E-34212E5D8250By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL

MANILA – Veterans of martial law have passed on the torch of struggle against tyranny to the youth of today during a protest action, Sept. 20 at the Rizal Park.

Carol Araullo, chairperson of Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) and student activist in the ’70s, said in Filipino, “We are passing on the torch of leadership in the current people’s struggle to the new generation. We are confident that witht the leadership of today’s youth, a better future awaits us.”

Thousands of youth from different universities and communities clapped their hands and chanted, “Marcos, Duterte, walang pinag-iba! Parehong tuta, diktador, pasista!”

The old and the young gathered to mark the 47th year since the declaration of martial law by Ferdinand Marcos. They vowed to resist what they described as President Duterte’s tyrannical rule.

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