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Protesters in the Philippines Condemn President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s Plans to Change Constitution

HeadlineFeb 26, 2024

In the Philippines, thousands of protesters gathered across the country Sunday to oppose President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.'s plans to amend the constitution. The protests took place on the 38th anniversary of the People Power Revolution, also known as the EDSA Revolution, that ousted his father, U.S.-backed dictator Ferdinand Marcos Sr. Critics say President Marcos's proposed charter is designed to keep him in power. Marcos says he is seeking to make improvements to the economy. His father’s regime is remembered for its corruption, imposing martial law, and its deadly crackdown on critics, which killed, jailed and tortured tens of thousands of people, including religious leaders, journalists and students.

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