VP Robredo: Marcos hero’s burial is an ‘insult to the Filipino people’

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VP Robredo: Marcos hero’s burial is an ‘insult to the Filipino people’

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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: “We are deeply saddened by the decision of the Supreme Court regarding the burial of former President Ferdinand Marcos in the Libingan ng mga Bayani,” Robredo said in a statement.

“We have consistently opposed the burial of the Martial Law dictator in the heroes’ sacred ground. Their family’s refusal to take responsibility for atrocities of the regime is an insult to the Filipino people,” 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.

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The vice president earlier said that Marcos is “not a hero” who has “no right” to be buried at the heroes’ cemetery.

Robredo pointed out that issue might pass “the bar of legal technicality” but granting the dictator a burial fit for heroes will “never be consistent with morality and the spirit of the Filipino people power revolution.”

“Our nation’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,” she concluded. (PNA)

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