Gene Viernes

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Gene Allen Viernes
Born(1951-08-15)August 15, 1951
DiedJune 2, 1981(1981-06-02) (aged 29)
OccupationLabor activist

Gene Allen Viernes was a Seattle-based Filipino American labor activist best known for his efforts to reform Local 37, the Seattle chapter of the International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union (ILWU),[1] and for having been murdered on June 1, 1981 in retaliation for organizing against Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos and his wife Imelda Marcos.[2][3][4]

He and his fellow Local 37 labor activist Silme Domingo were among the 14 Marcos Martial Law era martyrs to be honored at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani memorial wall on November 30, 2011.[5]

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  1. ^ "VIERNES, Gene Allen – Bantayog ng mga Bayani". Bantayog ng mga Bayani. 2015-10-05. Retrieved 2018-09-25.
  2. ^ Stevens, Jeff (June 1, 2011). "June 1, 1981: Domingo and Viernes". Radical Seattle Remembers. Retrieved April 25, 2015.
  3. ^ "Marcoses Ruled Liable In Murders". Chicago Tribune. Knight-Ridder Newspapers. December 17, 1989. Retrieved 25 April 2015.
  4. ^ "Marcos Allies Held Liable in Deaths of Foes". New York Times. Associated Press. January 13, 1990. Retrieved April 25, 2015.
  5. ^ "14 martyrs for freedom honored today – Bantayog ng mga Bayani". Bantayog ng mga Bayani. 2011-11-30. Retrieved 2018-09-25.