President Rodrigo Duterte said that he has no plans of stopping the protests againstthe burial of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.

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Marcos was buried on the eighteenth of November. Protests around the country are ongoing to this day.

Duterte reiterated his assurance that he won't hinder people's freedom of expression.
Another rally is set to be on November 30.

“Dito naman sa uso man, may Yellow Movement man on the 30th. I say, I still give the guarantee. You can freely demonstrate anything you want, anything at all,” he said.

Duterte said protesters can continue holding mass actions for as long as they like.

“Pagsabi mong you want to demonstrate for one week, fine. One month, still okay. One year yeah, walang problema,” he said.

The President will not limit the protests as long as these are done in public spaces. He said he will not send soldiers to back up policemen to be deployed in the protests.

The president towards the end  of his speech asked the media how the rally was doing, and when they answered that most of the protesters were college students, he remarked: “Like I said, I may disagree by what you say but I will defend your right to say it.”

SOURCE: Politiko


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