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Pity the future Filipino generations

/ 12:14 AM December 02, 2016

Ferdinand Marcos may be a “hero” to his family and to some Ilocanos. But, alas, a government declaration of him being a hero of the Filipino people isn’t only out of sanity’s depth, it is mystifyingly outrageous.

The very soul of the country is at stake here. What goodwill can we teach our children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren when what is opposed to good is honored, exalted and sublimed?

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The people and the media shouldn’t let up on this issue. If push comes to shove, I may probably reconsider my resolution never to lead or become a part of a street protest again.

Can President Duterte be now so free to lead the nation up the garden path just because Noynoy Aquino and past presidents got cold feet or were on the fence about certain matters of national concern during their watch, and left the issues hanging in the air—like the Marcos burial?

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The Supreme Court, in its recent clumsy, abhorrent (political) decision, seems to be proving itself like a bull in a china shop.

Contrary to the argument of the solicitor general that the exhumation of Marcos’ remains from the Libingan ng mga Bayani would be “unchristian,” there is nothing unchristian, ever, in every wrong corrected. In fact, Marcos himself, if he could speak, would have long ago stopped all the nonsense about his burial and instructed his family to bury him in Ilocos Norte—out of a repentant heart and, perhaps, out of his concern to unite the country.

Why not just let Marcos and the issue rest in peace by doing what’s right?

The nine justices who voted in favor of the tyrant’s burial in the Libingan still has a chance to save themselves or their names from being eternally engraved in historical books as “enemies of the truth” or “friends of darkness,” by correcting their ill-famed decision or ignominious act.

A “motion for reconsideration” will be filed soon, for sure, by the entire Filipino people to rectify this latest “judicial-political” abomination in the high court. Will the President, Supreme Court justices and the Marcoses repent or not?

What a historical aberration!

RENI M. VALENZUELA, [email protected]

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