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Nov 9, 2016
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After three months of jousting legalities, the Supreme Court (SC) voted 9-5 on Tuesday in favor of allowing former president Ferdinand Marcos to be laid to rest at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (LNMB) in Taguig City.

As expected, the SC’s ruling on the issue, which has divided the nation, received massive reactions including those from politicians and other personalities.

Needless to say, Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos and former Senator Bongbong Marcos, Jr. were both pleased with the high court’s decision.

Some government branches also released a statement:

Armed Forces of the Philippines

Others called on the public to respect the SC’s decision:

Mocha Uson

House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez

Davao City Representative Karlo Nograles

However, a handful of politicians, personalities and institutions were openly against the decision.

Sen. Risa Hontiveros for her part delivered a privilege speech in Senate where she expressed her dismay over the SC’s ruling.

Others also shared her dismay including the following:

Vice President Leni Robredo

Mar Roxas

Sen. Kiko Pangilinan

Sen. Leila de Lima

Sen. Bam Aquino

Sen. Joel Villanueva

UP Diliman

News anchor Karen Davila

Commission on Elections Director James Jimenez

Various congressmen

While these individuals and organizations are highly influential, we leave it up to you to form your own opinion and discern whether or not you will share any of these sentiments regarding the widely discussed issue.

 

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