After allowing the surreptitious burial of Ferdinand Marcos’ remains in the Libingan ng mga Bayani, publicly acknowledging the campaign contribution of the dictator’s eldest child, and introducing during his China visit the dictator’s son and namesake as possibly the next vice president of the land, President Duterte appears to have green-lighted the downplaying of the anniversary celebration of the Edsa revolt. Proclamation No. 1224 designates Feb. 22-25 of every year as Edsa People Power Commemoration Week.
In the hot seat at the Meet Inquirer Multimedia forum last week was the president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines, Archbishop Socrates Villegas of the Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan in Pangasinan. The discussion revolved around the extrajudicial killings (EJKs) and the Duterte administration’s move to revive the death