"Day of Protest"

@acelawrites (10933)
Philippines
September 20, 2017 7:47am CST
Tomorrow is the 45 anniversary of the Declaration of Martial Law in the Philippines by the late President Ferdinand Marcos. He was thrown out of power in a political uprising in February 1986. Just do not know why the present administration dubbed the day as "Day of Protest." Just amazing!
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@hereandthere (28864)
• Philippines
20 Sep
we have too many holidays already.
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• Nairobi, Kenya
20 Sep
How many holidays do you have in a month on average?
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@acelawrites (10933)
• Philippines
20 Sep
It was not declared as an official holiday, only those working in government and public schools were covered by this declaration.
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• Philippines
22 Sep
Because people were going to protest anyway. He was probably just being practical.
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@acelawrites (10933)
• Philippines
22 Sep
He's anticipating it!
@Corbin5 (99707)
• United States
20 Sep
"Day of Protest" is an odd name for that 45th anniversary.
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@acelawrites (10933)
• Philippines
20 Sep
So odd indeed! I don't know.
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@jobelbojel (6794)
• Philippines
20 Sep
I heard that it is not a holiday tomorrow but it was declared as day of protest. What is the difference?
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@acelawrites (10933)
• Philippines
20 Sep
I don't know too!
@Kosgey (1214)
20 Sep
To suit there political needs.
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@acelawrites (10933)
• Philippines
21 Sep
It could be the reason.
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@DianneN (74026)
• United States
20 Sep
That is a strange name for an anniversary. I remember vaguely when he was thrown out of power.
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@acelawrites (10933)
• Philippines
20 Sep
It was a "historical" moment, though there were pros and cons on that event. At least peace reigned during that event.
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@DianneN (74026)
• United States
20 Sep
@acelawrites That's quite true!
@m_audrey6788 (13820)
• Germany
20 Sep
Well..because it`s really a protest and I hope you still know the real reason behind it
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@acelawrites (10933)
• Philippines
21 Sep
It is indeed odd that our government had to declare it.
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• Germany
22 Sep
@acelawrites ..It should be declared since it`s a reminder..Always remember, They`re human beings and not perfect. So, They needed to be reminded of some important events that had happened along time ago and might happen again
@JustBhem (31743)
• Davao, Philippines
20 Sep
Everything is in its people hands and they call it People Power.
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@acelawrites (10933)
• Philippines
21 Sep
But thanks to those people who are active and spare their time and effort to go and air grievances which affect a lot of us. (I mean the "genuine" activists).
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@JustBhem (31743)
• Davao, Philippines
21 Sep
@acelawrites I think it's their rights? right?
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@cacay1 (32537)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
22 Sep
I was so excited to have that holiday to rest, but sad, we had almost one-day blackout yesterday, so very bad, too hot to sleep or get a nap. We went to beach .