The Marcoses has done it again!
Today, November 18, 2016, just like the fearful day when martial law was furtively declared by a minion of the dictator Marcos, the nation is once again aghast by the brazenness of the Marcos family in disrespecting and disregarding with impunity the sensitivities of the Filipino people by slyly burying the remains of the dictator at the hallowed grounds of the Libingan ng mga Bayani (LNMB).
There is no doubt that people were expecting the dictator to be ultimately interred at the LNMB as ordered by President Rodrigo Duterte. It even became a grim reality when the Supreme Court en banc voted 9-5 in favor of having Marcos buried at the LNMB.
But why make it so hush-hush?
This is what got the goat of the Filipinos and Duterte should understand why the people are once again demonstrating because the Marcoses pulled a fast one and victimized us again.
Didn’t we hear the Marcoses saying that they would confer with the Duterte first so that the burial date could be announced later.
There is no use debating anymore whether the dictator was a hero or not, or was deserving of a hallowed space the LNMB or not.
For where else in the world is a plunderer, a murderer and a despot hailed as a hero and gets to be interred in the consecrated grounds where the dead has all done serving the nation and the people with honor, loyalty and dignity?
Yes, you guess it right! Only in the Philippines!
Alas, to be buried at the LNMB today is no longer about exemplary deeds and creditably in the manner you served the country and its people. The important qualification considered now is whether you were once a soldier or a president, period.
But that is neither here nor there now.
The dictator Marcos buried at the LNMB is fait accompli.
A soldier turned president turned tyrant has been acclaimed and the biggest losers are the people Marcos has been sworn to humbly serve.
As retribution against the unrepentant Marcoses for the grievous wrong this disreputable family has inflicted on us, there is only one thing we, Filipinos, can do now. It is making sure that Duterte will not appoint the dictator’s son and namesake, former Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr, to any position in his administration in any manner, shape and form, and that he should never be supported in his aspiration to become the leader of this nation and the Filipino people in years to come.
I hope Duterte’s love for the Marcoses ends where his love for the country and his desire for better quality lives of Filipinos, first and foremost, starts to prevail.