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SC ruling on Marcos burial

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SC ruling on Marcos burial

/ 05:04 AM August 19, 2017

In its final ruling on the matter, the current Supreme Court said former president Ferdinand E. Marcos “possessed all the qualifications to be interred in the Libingan ng mga Bayani being a former president and commander in chief, a legislator, secretary of national defense, a military personnel, a veteran, and a Medal of Valor awardee” (“Marcos to remain buried at Libingan, SC rules with finality,” Inquirer.net 8/8/17). In a word, he deserved to be called “bayani”—a “hero”!

The previous Supreme Court saw Marcos as rotten to the core and deserved to be kicked out of the country in 1986 after his family’s 20-year regime of plunder and pillage. Numerous decisions came out of that Court denouncing the late dictator for having committed every corrupt act and practice in the book (“Supreme Court on Marcos,” Opinion, Artemio Panganiban, 4/16/17).

With this latest ruling of the current Supreme Court, past rulings have amounted to nothing more than total nonsense! Clearly, in those hallowed halls of “justice,” it is still “weather-weather lang!” And those magistrates have the gall to think they have the wisdom to preside over the lives and fortunes of the entire Filipino people? For shame!

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