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Marcos as hero?

05:04 AM August 30, 2017

We have set Aug. 21 as a holiday to honor the martyrdom of Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. whose body rests in a private cemetery. It was his family’s self-effacing choice to bury him there among ordinary people for whose sake he sacrificed his life.

The (wax?) body of his tormentor — and the people’s — rests ingloriously in the Libingan ng mga Bayani. Thanks to a Supreme Court beholden to the family of the late tyrant, Ferdinand E. Marcos has been virtually proclaimed a “hero!”

The Supreme Court has thus spoken — it is now the “law of the land!” Can an annual holiday to “honor” that stinking “hero” be farfetched?

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And we now might want to rethink and erase that ridiculous saying etched in some monuments around the country: “The Filipino is worth dying for,” and replace it with an apt, more honest-to-goodness one: “The Filipinos are a crazy people,” or so the Supreme Court thinks!

JEREMIAS H. TOBIAS jeremhech@gmail.com

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TAGS: Benigno Aquino Jr., Ferdinand Marcos, Inquirer letters, Jeremias H. Tobias, Ninoy Aquino
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