Despite the rain, the Alpha Phi Omega (APO) fraternity held their annual Oblation Run on Friday, November 25, at the University of the Philippines Diliman.
Members sped through the halls of Palma Hall in nothing but masks to protest the burial of former President Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani last week.
Marcos’ burial has divided the nation, with many students holding rallies throughout the week in protest. On Friday, more rallies were expected not just in Manila, but other cities across the country, too.
Still, supporters of the dictator took to social media to express their regard for the leader who placed the country under Martial Law from 1972-1981.
According to them, he was the best president the country had, with the infrastructure he had established during his time.
But the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) has belied this, saying he and wife Imelda amassed $5 to $10 billion in ill-gotten wealth during his regime.
Some 75,000 human rights victims and their relatives had also sought reparations from the government, through the Human Rights Victims Claims Board.