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
Short, precise, humble but very inspirational, Bongbong Marcos asks us all to be the heroes that his father asked us to be. To be the instruments of unity and progress for our beloved country is not an impossible request to do. In fact, that is our ultimate duty and not politicking for certain political parties.
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27 Year Wait is Long
Whoever will say that the Marcoses cannot wait is totally out of his or her mind. Waiting for 27 years is not only long but painful. Why can some people be one-sided? If you can’t the number of alleged martial law victims which is only around 10,000, it’s nothing compared to the 34 million voters who waited patiently.
Duterte is the Instrument
People realized that this will not happen if the Philippines does not have a president like Duterte. He is not perfect of all sense of the works but he makes a lot of sense when making decisions and implementing it for the sake of the majority.
Recognize the Late Marcos as a Soldier at Least
It may be hard for some people to accept that the late Marcos is a hero – but at least thinking that he was once a soldier is something that they must recognize. Faking medals, stealing and all that remained to be speculations only. One day, all Filipinos will come to realize that former President Ferdinand E. Marcos is still looking after the welfare of the people even until now. Just research about the Philippines’ gold reserves at the World Bank to be enlightened!
Marcos is grateful to all that made the burial possible
The Philippine National police headed by the PNP chief Bato did all the arrangements. He and his team were all present during the military funeral bestowed upon the late president following the wishes of President Duterte. Simple, solemn but relevant, it was necessary for the family to grant the basic wish of their dead. Who are we to go against that?
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?
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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?