By: Elena Grace Flores
It might not be planned but nostalgic things happened – not just to avid historians but perhaps to Bongbong Marcos as well when he attened as a guest at Duterte’s inauguration – it was his second time to witness such a ceremony in that hall, together with her sister, Imee Marcos.
Duterte’s sympathy to the Marcoses is widely known and he has granted their patriarch’s burial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani or Heroes’ Cemetery despite disagreements from the previous administration and also those who are misled to hate the Marcoses due to the media propaganda.
Rapler noted: Duterte had also said during the campaign that Marcos was the country’s best president, had he not turned into a dictator. He also said that one of the reasons he has not appointed Vice President Leni Robredo to a Cabinet post was that he didn’t want to hurt Marcos Jr.