[Trending Now] A Netizen's Perception On Why Ferdinand Marcos Should And Shouldn't Be Buried At The Libingan Ng Mga Bayani!
The burial of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos had been among the most controversial issue eversince President Rodrigo Duterte seated...
The burial of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos had been among the most controversial issue eversince President Rodrigo Duterte seated in power.
Duterte have recently granted the wish of the Marcos' family of giving the former President the right to be buried in the Libingan ng mga Bayani.
However many senators, human right advocates and martial law victims have done everything they could to stop the burial, fortunately for them Supreme Court issued a status quo ante order which temporarily hinders the burial preparation within 20 days.
The country is now divided because of the issue and Pinoy Latest have posted an article that discusses why the late strongman should have a heroes burial and why shouldn't he. This is a netizen's perception on the issue and arguments made are stated according to the original article.
"He is a soldier of the republic and fought for his country," the first argument went claiming that as the President cited, this is a great reason why he truly should be buried in the heroes cemetery.
Further adding: "If other military men like Angelo Reyes can be buried in the Libingan ng Bayani, why not Marcos?"
Second, "He is a former president" a legal argument that is backed up by the constitution stating duly-elected Presidents should be buried in the said cemetery.
Third, "Marcos contributed a great deal to the country's progress", Marcos' era was undeniably progressive and rich in terms of infrastructures built and no one can deny that even after years since the president have passed away, these infrastructures are still of great use now.
Fourth, "He was the former commander-in-chief of the military, if you have hundreds of corporals and privates who were buried in the Libingan ng mga Bayani, shouldn't at least their commander-in-chief be buried there too?"
Fifth, "Marcos was mostly hated for the asssassination of Ninoy Aquino, but history is now gradually revealing that killing Ninoy is NOT in Marcos' best interest." Despite the alleged hostility between the two, facts show that no one has ever proven that the assasination of Ninoy Aquino is link to Marcos which clearly debunks the argument with regards to the late Aquino's death.
Six, "Human rights violations during the Marcos era are harsh, but they cannot be directly blamed on Marcos as they could also be products of military abuse," base on Pinoy Latest's article.
"There were also human rights violations during Cory's time, FVR, Erap, GMA, and even in Noynoy's time. Why aren't these presidents marked as "traitors?" it further questioned.
Lastly, "The ill-gotten wealth is gradually becoming a myth. Two Aquino presidents later, this Marcos "ill gotten wealth" has not been found,"
"Can you strip off hero status from a former president based on UNPROVEN ACCUSATIONS and CASES?" the statement futher probed.
It further discusses why Marcos SHOULD NOT be given a heroes' burial with regards to the current Philippine President claiming that there are three reasons why the burial should not be pushed.
First, "Giving him a state burial can possibly lead to divisiveness and more opposition in the country."
Second, "This heroes' burial can potentially give President Digong's enemies an excuse to undermine his presidency."
Third, "Marcos family should say 'Sorry' first". However the last argument carried a tone that proved why the argument seemed absurd as it quoted a statement from the dictator's son saying: ""Will I say sorry for the thousands and thousands of kilometers [of roads] that were built?"
"It also appears that sentiments among various groups that oppose the Marcos state burial are based on hate, and not on a desire for national healing and moving forward," it further claims.