Since the declaration of the Supreme Court that allows the burial of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani, Duterte lawyer Bruce Rivera has been actively defending the decision on Facebook.

In his most recent post about the matter, Rivera revealed that he too was a "victim", since he lived through the days of martial law.

Atty. Bruce Rivera: I too was a victim of martial law, but I want to move on

He said he was born on September 30, 1972 in Cebu, just a day after martial law was declared and that his mother had to walk for two kilometers early morning because of curfew and had to undergo Cesarean section.

He said that growing up in Davao del Sur, he saw cadavers showing up after being salvaged by the PC-INP. He said  his grandmother was almost detained.

"Muntik na makulong ang lola ko na si Mama Soping dahil volunteer siya ang kauna-unahang NAMFREL sa 1986 snap elections kasi sinabihan niya ang tumatakbong assemblyman ng KBL na hindi pwedeng pumasok sa polling site. Kung hindi lang ako umiyak, nakulong siya." he said.

Rivera also claimed he had family members gone missing, but no immediate family members dead.

"Totoo ang Martial Law sa akin. I have lived it. " he said.

However, he claimed that he agrees on the motion to bury Marcos at the Heroes' Cemetery.

He said he is tired of being a victim and that he saw no improvement even after two Aquino presidents sat after the dictator.


"Nakita ko na walang nagawa ang dalawang Aquino na naging Presidente na bigyan ng hustisya ang pagkamatay ni Ninoy at ibalik ang sinasabi nilang nakaw na yaman. Ni hindi nga nila binago ang batas para siguruhin na hindi talaga mailibing si Macoy duon." he wrote.

He said he saw that the Aquinos did nothing, and so he buried the hatred in his heart.

He claimed as long as Marcos' body is displayed, the nation will remain divided.

"Move on na tayo. Kasi mas nasasaktan akong nakikita ang simbolo ng batas militar na hindi pa nililibing. Baguhin na lang siguro natin ang pangalan ng libingan tulad ng pagbago natin sa MIA to NAIA." the lawyer said.

SOURCE: Atty. Bruce Rivera


Atty. Bruce Rivera: I too was a victim of martial law, but I want to move on Atty. Bruce Rivera: I too was a victim of martial law, but I want to move on Reviewed by FNPH Correspondent on Saturday, November 12, 2016 Rating: 5

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