Vice President Leni Robredo said Tuesday the decision of the Supreme Court (SC) to allow the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos to be buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayani is an “insult to the Filipino people.”
Robredo, one of the very vocal critics of a hero’s burial for Marcos, in a statement said: â€œWe are deeply saddened by the decision of the Supreme Court regarding the burial of former President Ferdinand Marcos in the Libingan ng mga Bayani,â€ Robredo said in a statement.
â€œWe have consistently opposed the burial of the Martial Law dictator in the heroesâ€™ sacred ground. Their familyâ€™s refusal to take responsibility for atrocities of the regime is an insult to the Filipino people,â€ she added.
The human rights lawyer turned politician has been very vocal against Marcos as she reminds the atrocities he committed during his decades-long dictatorship regime.
The vice president earlier said that Marcos is â€œnot a heroâ€ who has â€œno rightâ€ to be buried at the heroesâ€™ cemetery.
Robredo pointed out that issue might pass â€œthe bar of legal technicalityâ€ but granting the dictator a burial fit for heroes will â€œnever be consistent with morality and the spirit of the Filipino people power revolution.â€
â€œOur nationâ€™s healing begins with the acknowledgment of the truth and resolution of the past. To bury Marcos in the Libingan ng mga Bayani would keep the wounds of the past unhealed,â€ she concluded. (PNA)