President Rodrigo Duterte acknowledged that there’s really a deep grievance in the country but he has to decide on what is lawful. He can only advise protesters to deal with their hate – or else, they will have to live with it for the rest of their lives. He is not reversing his decision because he knew it’s the right thing to do burying the late President Ferdinand E. Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.
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Of Course, Duterte Authorizes the Burial
The President knew about the plan but not the exact date of Marcos’ burial at the Libingan, because he did not want to know. He just gave the go signal to do things as they wish. He only knew that he’s not going to be there anyway so why ask?
Duterte decides on what is lawful and what is not in his position as a public employee despite the disagreement of his mother. He was called upon to decide whether it would be lawful for Marcos to be buried in the Libingan ng mga Bayani or it would be an illegal act, he said. He cannot decide not to bury Marcos where he is now just because his mother said that he was a dictator, Duterte said
Marcos’s Credentials are Enough for Heroes’ Burial
As much as 98 percent of Ilocandia, or Ilocano-speaking Filipinos, made their sentiments known about why Marcos was being treated “unfairly.” For Duterte, He was a president, he was a soldier. The record shows it, it was recognized around the world, he had a valor medal frorm the military for his good deeds, and that’s enough, Duterte added.
Bongbong Marcos is Grateful
If it is not because of Duterte, the late strongman’s wishes will not be granted as the family does not have authority to implement what has been done as far as the burial of former president Ferdinand E. Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani is concerned. Bongbong Marcos and the rest of the family has been very grateful to the president and vow their full support to the Duterte administration