MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Ah, the Philippines — a country divided. Divided between colors (yellow and red), between generations (millennial vs. baby boomers), between pro- and anti-Duterte, between loyalists and activists, between saints and satan, between Cynthia Patag and Mocha Uson.
So, it isn’t really a surprise that protests and mass actions have followed Ferdinand E. Marcos’ surprise burial last week at the Libingan Ng Mga Bayani (National Penitentiary). It was described as the proverbial “thief in the night.” Sneaky and conspiratory.
Social media has taken to the forefront in as far as people making their sentiments known. The hashtag #NeverAgain has been the battlecry of those who advocate that the Filipino people should never forget the atrocities that Marcos did during his Martial Law rule.
But now that Marcos’ remains now lie six feet under the ground at LNMB, a new movement is fast gaining ground. It’s new battlecry hashtag: #UnburyMarcos.
No less than Senate President Aquilino Pimentel has said that Marcos’ burial can be reversed any time.
The division goes on.