Protests welcome Marcos' visit to Baguio

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Baguio City (CNN Philippines) — Senator and vice-presidential aspirant Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. did not quite receive a warm welcome when he visited Baguio City on Friday afternoon (April 15).

Along Marcos Highway, a large banner reading "No to Bongbong Marcos" could be seen wrapped across the abandoned blown-up bust of his father, former President Ferdinand Marcos Sr.

The sign was put up by the Campaign Against the Return of the Marcoses to Malacanang (CARMMA), a militant group led by Joanna Cariño.

Cariño was among the people detained during Martial Law.

She called the younger Marcos “walang hiya” (shameless) as she stressed the senator was also liable for the atrocities committed during the dictatorship regime.

The group, together with the Cordillera People’s Alliance, was also set to stage rallies simultaneously in the same areas Marcos was schedule to visit on Saturday (April 16).

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Marcos was in Baguio to meet with the widows of the members of the Special Action Forces killed in Mamasapano and the Guardians Brotherhood.

On Saturday, Marcos and running mate Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago will be talking to students at a public forum at St. Louis University.

CARMMA said they would join the forum but declined to state if they would hold a protest inside the venue.