“We strongly oppose the decision to bury former President Ferdinand Marcos in the Libingan ng mga Bayani."

These were words of Vice President Leni Robredo regarding President Duterte’s plan to bury Marcos in the Heroes’ Cemetery.

"How can we allow a hero’s burial for a man who has plundered our country and was responsible for the death and disappearance of many Filipinos?” Robredo said in a statement on Monday.


She added that those who “have greatly committed crimes and moral turpitude to the Filipino people” should not be given the honor to be buried in the Heroes’ Cemetery.


Robredo on Marcos burial: He is no hero
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“This decision will not bring unity to our country; it will only deepen the unhealed wounds of the survivors and family members of victims of the terrible years under the Marcos presidency,” she said.

Robredo, having been opponents with former Senator Bongbong Marcos in the last elections, said that the family is “remorseless” for denying that they stole the country’s wealth during the dictator’s term.

“Furthermore, his heirs continue to deny that these sins against our people happened. They continue to have no remorse and still prevent the return of the wealth that they stole.” She said.

“It is our responsibility to teach our children the heroism and sacrifice of our forefathers. And Mr. Marcos is no hero.” MJM

Source: Inquirer


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