“The State, in the spirit of democratic deliberation, may address the simmering controversy through the People’s representatives in Congress, through a legislative act that honors the memories of those who suffered under martial law as well as affords a former President of the Republic a final resting place for his remains,” Roque said.
The proposal met a blistering response from some Filipino social media users.
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Marcos died in September 1989 while in exile in Hawaii, two years after he was ousted by a peaceful people power uprising on Edsa.
Roque said his proposal would effectively stop the debate on whether the late tyrant could be considered a “hero.” “It appears that the Duterte administration, barring a Supreme Court permanent injunction, is intent on interring the remains of former President Ferdinand E.
Earlier this month, a resolution was filed in Congress by leftist partylist representatives, led by Bayan Muna’s Representative Carlos Zarate, opposing a hero’s burial for Marcos at the Libingan, for being “a grave travesty of justice and monumental historical distortion.” The measure is pending with the Congress’ Committee on Rules.
) ay ang tagapagpaganap na puno ng estado ng Ikalimang Republikang Pranses.
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MANILA – A bill seeking to rename the Libingan ng mga Bayani has been filed, amid the controversy surrounding the burial of former President Ferdinand Marcos.
Nagpatawag ng pulong ng National Security Council si Pangulong Duterte kasunod ng pulong niya kay US Secretary of State John Kerry.
Dumalo sa meeting ang mga dating pangulo na sina Fidel V.