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Marcos myth not closing with burial

/ 12:04 AM December 06, 2016

The manner by which the late dictator Ferdinand E. Marcos was buried in the Libingan ng mga Bayani was no cause for surprise. What can we expect from his widow and children? Nothing but lies and deception.

After all, Ferdinand Marcos lied about his war medals. He lied about the real reason for declaring martial law, even staging the fake ambush of Juan Ponce Enrile. Marcos deceived the people by proclaiming a “New Society” that resulted in the stealing of billions of public funds and the enrichment of his family and cronies. He cheated the presidential election in 1986 and had himself proclaimed anew as president.

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And now this devious way in which he was buried by Imelda Marcos and her children in the Libingan ng mga Bayani.  If the Marcoses think that the burial of the dictator is the end, if they think that unity would be achieved with the burial of his remains, then they are dead wrong. Victims of martial law, human rights groups, church members, students and other decent, freedom-loving Filipinos will continue the quest for justice and the transfer of the dictator’s remains from the sacred grounds of Libingan.

RAFAEL REY HIPOLITO, [email protected]

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