FIRM in their stand against a hero's burial of former President and dictator Ferdinand Marcos in the Libingan ng mga Bayani (LNMB), Martial Law victims are set to file a temporary restraining order (TRO) before the Supreme Court (SC).

The Samahan ng Mga Ex-Detainees Laban sa Detensyon at Aresto (Selda) on Saturday said they are eyeing to file the petition next week.


“If such misdeed happens, it will be a grave injustice to the thousands of victims of extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances, illegal arrests and detention, torture and harassment perpetrated by the Marcos fascist regime,” Trinidad Herrera, Selda spokesperson, said in a report.


TRO sought by Martial Law victims before SC saying Marcos is no hero
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“Marcos is no hero. He was a mass murderer, torturer and a plunderer. To confer national honors to Marcos is a defilement of the people’s historic struggle against the tyranny of martial law,” Herrera added.

Next week, Selda is also set to stage a protest motorcade next week.

“We reiterate our call to President Duterte to reconsider his decision to give such honors to a dictator, and instead hasten the process of indemnification of the victims and relatives. Even in the sunset years of our lives, we will continue to fight for justice for all victims of martial law and state fascism,” Herrera said.

If favored by the High Court, 
MalacaƱang earlier said it would respect its decision.

However, presidential chief legal counsel Salvador Panelo expressed confidence that the petition would be dismissed basing on the qualifications set by the law.

"The law was clear that Marcos was qualified to be buried at the heroes’ cemetery," Panelo said in a press statement. AJRSP


TRO sought by Martial Law victims before SC saying Marcos is no hero TRO sought by Martial Law victims before SC saying Marcos is no hero Reviewed by FilipiNews PH on Saturday, August 13, 2016 Rating: 5

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