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Marcos Burial Challenged Anew

Martial law victims aren't going down without a fight
by Andrei Medina | Nov 11, 2016
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Things are not going to go smoothly for the Marcoses just yet after a group of martial law victims refused to acknowledge the Supreme Court’s (SC) decision allowing the burial of former president Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (LNMB).

Led by Albay Representative Edcel Lagman, the Families of Victims of Involuntary Disappearance (FIND) contested the ruling, GMA News reports.

In a manifestation, they appealed to the SC to halt the burial preparations once more until absolute finality is reached in the current ruling.

"Considering that the subject decision is not yet final and to foreclose the projected motion/s for reconsideration from being rendered moot by a precipitate burial of the late President Marcos in the Libingan ng mga Bayani, it is respectfully manifested and prayed that the Honorable Supreme Court may consider reissuing the status ante order."

On Tuesday, The SC voted 9-5 in favor of allowing the late president’s burial at the LNMB which effectively dismissed the seven petitions opposing it.

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This was after the SC issued a halt order in August that was extended twice until this week due to the petitions.

The Marcos family for their part have been busy with internment preparations.

They have yet to choose a date but Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos said the burial will only be a simple one where they intend to finally lay to rest their patriarch not as a hero but only as a soldier and former president.


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