Did the so-called millenials who attended the anti-Marcos Libingan ng mga Bayani burial rally receive P500 cash and free Starbucks coffee?
YES, if photos circulating on social media are to be believed.
Reports said majority of the protesters present at the People Power Monument on Wednesday, November 30, were mostly young people coming from schools and universities such as De La Salle University, University of Santo Tomas, and St. Scholastica’s College.
The Coalition Against the Marcos burial in LNMB, Millennials Against Dictators, several artists and performers as well as Martial Law victims and their families joined former interior secretary Mar Roxas, senator Leila de Lima, representative Edcel Lagman, newly-retired National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) chairperson Maria Sereno Diokno, and organizers of the event called “Siklab Bayan.”
Millenials and their fellow protesters held the Duterte administration accountable for the “sneaky” burial of the late ex-president. They also recalled the human rights violations and crimes committed during Martial Law and vowed to fight “historical revisionism.”
But what happened after the rally? The millenials and other protesters were allegedly given P500 cash and free Starbucks coffee. Proud and unable to contain their happiness, some of them apparently bragged about it by posting selfies and grouphies on Facebook.
Some netizens who saw the photos asked: “Yan lang ba ang kapalit ng kanilang ipinaglalaban?”
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