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DAET, CAMARINES NORTE — Militant groups in the Bicol region staged simultaneous protest rallies on Thursday in Albay and Camarines Sur provinces as Ferdinand Marcos Jr. assumes office as the new chief executive of the country.
In Naga City in Camarines Sur, more than 500 protesters gathered at Plaza Quezon. Armed with placards, they expressed their rejection of the Marcos Jr. and Vice President Sara Duterte tandem.
“Filipinos deserve freedom, livelihood, and human rights,” their messages said.
They also said they do not want “another bloody country under another Marcos regime.”
In Legazpi City, Albay, more than 200 anti-Marcos-Duterte had a caravan starting from Sawangan Park and ending at the city business district.
Short programs were also done in public utility vehicle terminals where the militants aired their concern that “they are expecting that truth will not prevail and the lives of the Filipino will worsen in six years.”