Francisco Tatad, a journalist and a politician who worked both under Marcos and Aquino, states in his article for the Manila Times that he was neither a pro- or anti-Marcos and regardless of what his opinion of the late dictator is, the man deserves to be buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.
“Under the rules which say who should be interred there, Ferdinand Edralin Marcos did not have to have been elected President twice (the only one ever reelected) to be buried there. As a Medal of Valor awardee, he deserved to be buried there. As a World War II veteran, he deserved to be buried there. And as a former Secretary of National Defense, he deserved to be buried there.”
“I defended Marcos when I believed it was the right thing to do. I opposed him when it became necessary to do so” Tatad was a spokesperson and information minister for Marcos, he resigned from the cabinet six years before Marcos fell, and joined Cory in her campaign.
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Tatad claims that he voted for Cory but did not help in her campaign. She lost the election but got elected as a revolutionary president by the military.
Even after becoming part of the Senate then, Tatad said the Cory administration had so many flawed provisions.
Who deserves to be buried in the Libingan ng mga Bayani?
Cory’s dog was buried with honors in Malacañang. Why can’t a president be given the same recognition?
Tatad claims that these people who went to the Supreme Court as “Martial Law victims” to block president Rodrigo Duterte’s decision to bury Marcos, were in fact members of the CPP/NPA/NDF who tried to oust Marcos in their rebellions.
“Why do they call themselves Martial Law victims when, without their armed violence, Martial Law might never have become necessary nor possible? “ Tatad said.
After Marcos was ousted, he was sent to Hawaii with his family. Cory Aquino didn’t want them to come back to the county and preferred that they be tried for their crimes in international courts.
In November 1991, Cory allowed Imelda to come home and answer tax evasion charges. But the remains of Ferdinand Marcos was kept in Hawaii until President Fidel Ramos, now a Duterte supporter, allowed it to be brought back to be country but only if the remains were put in Ilocos Norte. MJM
Source: Manila Times
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