MANILA, Philippines – On Thursday, September 21, local stars made their voices heard as they marched and took part in the protests to remember the declaration of Martial Law. (READ: Thousands join national protest to remind Filipinos of Marcos' Martial Law)
Actor Pen Medina was spotted speaking at the Anti-Duterte rally in Luneta.
Saab Magalona, with her band Cheats, took part at the "Manlaban Para sa Karapatan" rally and concert at the Commission on Human Rights grounds.
Manlaban Para sa Karapatan rally/concert at the CHR kicks off with a performance from Cheats, Saab Magalona. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler
Carlos Celdran, Mae Paner (aka Juana Change), and Juan Miguel Severo were also spotted marching and reading during the show.
Agot Isidro, Audie Gemora, Celeste Legaspi, Cherry Pie Picache, director Carlito Siguion-Reyna, and talent manager Noel Ferrer were also seen at the rally. The artists also performed the Filipino version of Les Miserables' "Do You Hear the People Sing?"
#MartialLaw45 : 'Di niyo ba naririnig' performed at the #LunetaRally. More on https://t.co/JtOch7h3kW pic.twitter.com/H7lEgiaMTB — Rappler (@rapplerdotcom) September 21, 2017
Artists unite at Luneta. Movement Against Tyranny A post shared by Audie Gemora (@aromeg) on Sep 21, 2017 at 2:54am PDT
KINDRED SPIRITS. #NeverAgain A post shared by Noel Ferrer (@iamnoelferrer) on Sep 21, 2017 at 3:43am PDT
Others, like Jim Paredes, Leah Navarro, and Noel Cabangon, took to social media to voice out their opinions.
Feel the fear. But do it anyway because it is the right thing to do. See you later. #TindigPilipinas #ManlabanTayo — Jim (@Jimparedes) September 21, 2017
Pnoy's parents taught us that human rights are to be guarded with our lives. Let us continue their legacy of heroism. #ManlabanTayo pic.twitter.com/j6zGE4c3Tp — Leah Navarro (@leahnavarro) September 21, 2017
Thousands of people gathered in various parts of the country to remember the 45th anniversary of Martial Law, which was declared by president Ferdinand Marcos in 1972.
President Rodrigo Duterte declared September 21 as a "National Day of Protest," canceling classes and work in government offices. – Rappler.com