By: Elena Grace Flores
Imee Marcos explains that during FVR’s time, the family respected the then president’s decision not to create chaos by giving the late strongman a state funeral and was not even given the chance to be paraded among his many supporters. Now, it’s Duterte’s time and the president said, it’s okay to honor him as deemed appropriate by the family. So, can this be respected as well?
[VIDEO]: The burial of former President Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (LNMB) does not make him a hero, his daughter asserted..
Let the New Generation Judge
The Millenials are well informed and all information are accessible to them. Let them judge according to what they know. It is unfair to just side the 10,000 alleged martial law victims when there are more that 34 million people waiting for the proper state burial of the former president Ferdinand Marcos.
Respected the Opinion but they have the Right to be Wrong Too
All criticisms from the anti-Marcos people have been heard. Can they be fair in hearing the other side as well? Their opinions were already celebrated thus taking this long to bury the late president. Let the legal cases continue if there are but the burial must happen at any time soon. Critics can also fact check what they know because they have the right to be wrong too.
All Criticisms Have Been Heard, Now, it’s Marcos’ Time
Accusations, calling him names and condemning him were already done. Now it’s Marcos’ time as supported by his many supporters to be allowed to mourn and see their former president laid to rest as a soldier, statesman, secretary of national defense and medal of valor recipient.
Marcos has the right to be buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayani
Imee Marcos was so humble when making a plea to allow the upcoming burial of her late father at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. She said, that it will be a simple ceremony that the late president wished for – to be beside his comrades during the World War 2 battles. Now, can the Marcos supporters allow him to be buried just like that? There will be no major preparations required but it is certain that wherever the remains of the late president passes, there will be many supporters waiting, watching and praying for him and the Philippines. Is this what critics are trying to stop?
By: Elena Grace Flores
SC extends the status od to November 8 the status of former President Ferdinand Marcos’ burial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. Spokesperson Ted Te explained that it was decided to postpone the decision on the case because many justices have not submitted their opinions on the issue yet.
Youtube video by: Balitang Maharlika
[VIDEO]: Supreme Court’s decision on Apo Lakay’s burial to LNMB and urges supporters to be calm to instill discipline.
Gathering of Supporters
The gathering of supporters at the Supreme Court was not organized to create chaos. Many supporters did not know about it until it hit the media. Still, many supporters have expressed their disappointments and Bongbong Marcos urges them to instill discipline at all cause.
Still Marcos Declaration
A voice that leads the chant: Marcos pa rin! is evident and the people follow suit. It only takes and aggressive leader to escalate the crowd but Bongbong Marcos is for unity and he has no plans to create chaos. The country has been through a lot of damages already from the political battle.
Imee Marcos on Payback
Imee Marcos, sister of Bongbong Marcos denied that she contributed to President Rodrigo Duterte’s presidential campaign. Activists reasoned out that the SC’s decision must be reviewed because the move to bury Marcos at the Heroes’ cemetery is allegedly some kind of feedback.
Marcos Supporters want to be Heard
Marcos supporters have been very patient to the delays and all – but discrediting the Marcoses again to stop them from gaining political positions is another story. The avid supporters are now starting to get out of their way to be heard.
Contain Sentiments Sooner rather than Later
It is not the intention of Bongbong Marcos to stabilize the government. In fact, the Marcoses are very supportive to the Duterte administration. However, can they contain their many supporters who are becoming very impatient? The SC should consider them as well – not just the activists during martial law.