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Thursday, June 02, 2011

“The ball bounced back at your court: junk Marcos hero’s burial now!”

Thus, said Thursday by Migrante-Middle East, an alliance of overseas Filipino migrants' rights group. The group is very vocal expressing its opposition on the plan of the government to give a hero's burial to former President Ferdinand E. Marcos by burying his remains at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.


"Pres. Aquino should, without further ado, announce his decision on the issue of hero's burial to former president Marcos who ruled the country for more than 2 decades under dictatorial rule," said John Leonard Monterona, Migrante-Middle East regional coordinator.


Vice President Jejomar Binay on Tuesday issued a statement confirming that he has already submitted his recommendation to President Benigno Aquino III on whether the remains of former Pres. Marcos should be buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.


Monterona added that Filipinos, in the Philippines and abroad, are keeping a close eye especially the families and relatives of the victims of human rights violations and oppressions on the decision of Pres. Aquino regarding this hero's burial issue.


"This matter is of high importance and interest to Filipinos which will be like a litmus test to P-Noy's sense of justice and propriety in deciding crucial people's issues and concerns," Monterona averred.


"We are hoping that the P-Noy is now enlightened on the pros and cons of the issue, and will not commit a wrong decision –a decision that could cause damage to his leadership and credibility," Monterona ended.

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