Pangilinan on hero`s burial for Marcos: This is a horrible day for democracy
The decision of Supreme Court to allow former President Ferdinand Marcos burial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani was making rounds in the whole country.
Photo credits: PEP
New acting president of Liberal Party (LP) Senator Francis "Kiko" Pangilinan says "This is a horrible day for democracy."
"Thanks to the Supreme Court, the Philippines will be a laughing stock of the world. We kicked out a reviled dictator and now we are honoring him by burying him in our national heroes' cemetery. No less than our Supreme Court wants our citizens, our children to honor a plunderer and tyrant. This is shameful and deplorable," Pangilinan said.
Pangilinan said the decision of SC will reopen old wounds.
"If the Supreme Court thinks it has the final say on the matter, then they are terribly mistaken. Burying Marcos in the Libingan has created a huge divide that will haunt the nation for days and years to come," he said.
The senator pointed out the Republic Act 289, creating the Libingan ng mga Bayani, reserved its sacred grounds for heroes to be emulated by "this generation and of generations still unborn."
"Marcos is not a hero. His burial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani desecrates our democracy and the memory of those who fought for freedom and justice in our country,” Pangilinan added.
Pangilinan on hero`s burial for Marcos: This is a horrible day for democracy Reviewed by Newsinfo Learn on November 08, 2016 Rating: