The Philippines marks the first year since the late President Ferdinand Marcos was buried a hero. This is upon the orders of the President following the law. The country recognizes the LNMB as its heroes’ cemetery and loyalists insist that he is indeed a hero. He has done a lot more than the so-called democracy icon, Cory Aquino and her rebel husband Ninoy.
[VIDEO]: Former president Ferdinand Marcos was buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayani with full military honors past noon last November 18, 2016.
Minority Senators are Against but not the Majority
In government, minority senators criticize Marcos’ LNMB interment. Supporters of the Marcos family retaliate with calls to “move on.” They inspire Filipinos to focus on the country’s current problems, Then, work with the President towards progress. The majority can only support the Filipino leader. No one can deny he was a soldier, former President, and saved the country from the terrorists and communism.
More Struggles after EDSA
Marcos’ declaration of Martial Law instilled discipline among Filipinos. The golden era is still fresh in the minds of golden-agers. This is despite the media propaganda painting it from white to black. Poverty and alleged human rights violations escalate especially during and after the two consecutive Presidential terms of the Aquinos. However, incompetent acts are publicized only during the term of Du30, a Marcos ally.
The President’s Support
Critics repeatedly point out that the Philippines is once more led by a strongman. They accuse President Du30 of unfounded things – just to discredit Bongbong Marcos who is his preferred Vice President. Ferdinand Marcos’ namesake awaits the date for the recount on his election protest against VP Leni Robredo.
Injustice to Bongbong Marcos
The “simple and private” funeral rites, as requested by the Marcos family, were carried out last year. This aims to give closure to his family and supporters. However, his detractors cannot accept that finally, the truth prevails that the Aquinos are not the heroes but the brilliant Marcos.
Senator Risa Hontiveros’ obsession with the late President Ferdinand E. Marcos is elevated to the higher level when she likened Mayor Sara of Davao, the president’s daughter to the most popular leader of the country. Of course, Inday Sara as she is fondly called can only be too proud. She reiterates by calling Hontiveros the spokesperson of terrorists.
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[VIDEO]: RISA HONTIVEROS NANAWAGANG LABANAN ANG DIKTADORYANG DUTERTE
Senator Risa Hontiveros accuses Davao City Mayor Sara of using the tactic of the late President Ferdinand Marcos after the latter indicts her for “abetting rebellion.” Hontiveros defends the Maute group by saying that they are not rebels but they only fight for their own ideology.
At first, it was the President whom the Liberal Party assumes to follow the footsteps of ex- President Marcos against democracy defenders. Hontiveros mentions the likes of Soc Rodrigo, Lorenzo Tanada, and Ka Pepe Diokno.” Now, it’s his daughter. People are confused why the yellow faction keep on pressing on Marcos. Is that because of their highest elected official, Leni Robredo is about to be toppled by the namesake, Bongbong Marcos through the electoral protest?
Mayor Sara recently resorts to Facebook to express on Hontiveros’ statements and said that she is “abetting rebellion”. This is Hontiveros’ justification of the Marawi City conflict. Maute Group act doesn’t fall either in rebellion or invasion, she said. This prompted Inday Sara to inquire why Hontiveros is acting like the terrorists’ spokesperson?
Hontiveros is disappointed by Inday Sara’s remarks whom she considered as “friendly acquaintance”. “The Mayor and I are friendly to each other for some years now, I respect her as a fellow woman leader,” Hontiveros said. Obviously, they have two different beliefs when it comes to the Maute Group’s illegal violence in Marawi. After all, they burned government facilities, killed civilians, and took over public properties before the president decided to pursue them using military powers.