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Ateneo protests Marcos burial in UAAP Final 4 game vs FEU

By: - Reporter / @MarkGiongcoINQ
/ 09:43 PM November 30, 2016
"NOT A HERO." The Ateneo Blue Babble Battalion stages a protest against the burial of former President Ferdinand Marcos during the Blue Eagles' UAAP Final Four game against the FEU Tamaraws on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Photo by Rebekah Reyes (@rebekahreyes)/CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

“NOT A HERO.” The Ateneo Blue Babble Battalion stages a protest against the burial of former President Ferdinand Marcos during the Blue Eagles’ UAAP Final Four game against the FEU Tamaraws on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Photo by Rebekah Reyes (@rebekahreyes)/CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The Ateneo Blue Babble Battalion on Saturday joined the rest of its community in protesting against the burial of former President Ferdinand Marcos in the Libingan ng mga Bayani.

Members of the cheering squad revealed a “Not A Hero” statement written on their shirts during their halftime performance in Ateneo’s UAAP Final Four game against Far Eastern University at Smart Araneta Coliseum.

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The gesture was well received with the Ateneo gallery up on its feet.

Ateneo was one of the first communities to show its disdain over the sudden burial of Marcos at the Libingan on Nov. 18.

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This is the second time Ateneo staged a protest during a UAAP game this season after it urged its community to wear black along with its longtime rival De La Salle during their first round meeting, to show solidarity for the victims of human rights abuses.

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