Protesters display placards with anti-Marcos slogans during a demonstration at a park in Manila on Sunday, August 14, 2016, against plans to honor the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos with a state burial.
People braved the heavy but intermittent showers to voice their outrage over the decision to move the former dictator's body. Marcos ruled with an iron fist for two-and-a-half decades, and is accused of widespread corruption, overseeing torture and killings.
The location of the protest was significant — a park honoring Lapu-Lapu, the warrior recognized as the Philippines' "first hero" for his uprising against Spanish colonial occupation in 1521.
The burial ceremony is planned for September 18.
Former congressman Walden Bello compared interring Marcos in the cemetery as akin to "burying Al Capone in Arlington National Cemetery" — although he added: "Marcos was worse."
President Rodrigo Duterte's penchant for hard line tactics, which have created an uptick in violent vigilante killings across the country, has some recalling dark days under Marcos.