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Filipinos and supporters in The Hague, Netherlands. (Migrante)

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MANILA, Philippines -- Overseas Filipino workers around the world have joined their voices to the outcry against the burial of Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani and called on President Rodrigo Duterte to cut his ties to the dictator’s family.

The overseas protests, spearheaded by Migrante, coincide with the #BlackFriday protests around the country.

A meme prepared by OFWs in Hong Kong

Migrante said its chapters and Filipino communities in Hong Kong, Thailand, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Canada, United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and United States joined the “Global Action Day against the hero’s burial of former president and dictator Ferdinand Marcos.”

Migrante Australia stage their protest at the Philippine consulate in Sydney where they also presented a statement to Consult Melanie Diano

The migrant rights advocacy group shared images of the protests, including those staged at Philippine embassies and consulates, as it pointed out that it was the dictatorship that instituted the labor export policy “that continues to exploit our OFWs’ cheap labor, separate us from our loved ones and place us in dire and dangerous conditions.”

OFWs in Italy bundle up against the cold to protest the Libingan burial

It held Duterte “accountable for this audacious revision of history and blatant disregard of the Filipino people’s collective outrage” and called his alliance with the Marcos family “a poisonous pact that can and will isolate him from the people.”

Filipinos and supporters at the Philippine embassy in London

Migrante members in Qatar stage an indoor protest

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