MANILA – The leadership of Liberal Party (LP) condemned on Friday the shocking and speedy burial of the remains of former President Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (LNMB) in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City.
According to Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV, nephew of the late Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr., the burial is a “sinister move.”
He said that the administration remained “deaf” to the calls of many Filipinos who demanded justice for the abuses during the Marcos’ martial law regime.
Senator and acting LP President Francis Pangilinan said that Marcos being buried at the LMNB did not mean that he would “remain” buried there.
He said that while there were people who stood up against the abuses of the dictatorship, they would fight to have Marcos’ remains transferred.
“They may have won this battle but the war is far from over. If he is buried today, we will work tirelessly to undo this monumental injustice inflicted upon the tens of thousands of victims and upon the nation,” Pangilinan said.
As this story was being written, both pro- and anti-Marcos groups were holding protest rallies outside the hero’s cemetery.
Media members are not allowed to enter the vicinity.
On Nov. 8, the Supreme Court dismissed all petitions against the burial of the late dictator at the hero’s cemetery. (PNA)