Why it is our

responsibility to bury
Ferdinand Marcos in
"Libingan ng mga
Bayani"
Author: Holden De La Cruz
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Editor's note: This article is part of the Kami debate series on whether the late
President Ferdinand Marcos should be buried in the Libingan ng mga Bayani.
This is the opening remarks of the affirmative side represented by Erick Aquino
who hails from Ilocos and who is a proud Marcos supporter. Kami debate series on
whether the late President Ferdinand Marcos should be buried in the Libingan ng mga
Bayani. This is the opening remarks of the affirmative side represented by Erick
Aquino who hails from Ilocos and who is a proud Marcos
supporter. Kami.com.ph does not necessarily share the views of the author.
Ferdinand Marcos was one of the smartest presidents that the Philippines had. His vast
contributions to the country were numerous and were fairly significant. I strongly believe
that he should be buried in the Libingan ng mga Bayani for the simple reason: He
deserves it.

Nayong Filipino. Lung Center of the Philippines. Philippine Heart Center. He was a president. Maybe there are proofs about the honors that were bestowed on him but we cannot disregard the fact that he fought valiantly for his country and was present in the Death March alongside the American and Filipino soldiers. As it is ought to be. He had a lot of contributions especially on infrastructures such as CCP. The Bataan Power Plant is also one of his . People put him to power two times. These infrastructures are being used up to now. he should be where he truly belongs. San Juanico Bridge and a lot more. That alone gives us the idea that majority of the Filipinos voted for him. He was a war veteran. a.The Greatest Ilocano. b. Folk Arts Theater. He deserves to be buried in the Libingan ng mga Bayani much like the guerrillas who fought and died for our freedom. PICC. National Arts Center.

To bury the man where he deserves to be is also to execute justice. he applied the constitution. Benigno Aquino Jr. There is a need for an action because the people were already uncontrollable. He did what needs to be done. Ferdinand Marcos. Back in 2011. Marcos was never tried. but this failed to change the mind of President Aquino. we cannot deny that he did something for this country. both houses of congress passed a resolution calling for a national reconciliation and let Marcos be buried in the Libingan ng mga Bayani. Thus. If you want to bar the burial. it must not determine where the corpse of a former president will rest. and soldier. which was then POLITICAL in nature. Overall. WELL you must SUE the DEAD and acquire a merit for an absolute resolution that he must not be buried. (we can discuss the so called historical revisionism BUT let's focus on this issue. He envisioned Philippines to be self-sufficient in terms energy usage and production. in what I see. And that we cannot deny. public servant. without a FINAL JUDGEMENT on his moral turpitude in any court can lead to conclusion that his removal from office was just a POLITICAL MOVE. This gives us an insight that he was really a smart president and just follows what needs to be done. all under the constitution.. former Sen. he had a very good masterplan for his beloved country. d. What put Marcos down is a Revolutionary Government. For him to be buried in the Libingan is not to dishonor those who 'heroically' died and neither to insult those 'heroes' who are officially recognized by our history books. they may get their justice resolution in the COURT of the LAWS.) This issue has been stopping us from recognizing that he is indeed a Former president. The Marcos family should be granted their long-standing wish in order to heal old wounds and allow the country to move on from this long divisive issue.major contributions. That no matter how warped some people might see the man. there are more merits on why he must be buried than not. he was still truly an inspiration and emulation of the millennials. was assassinated during the Marcos regime. This is for the famous Martial Law. whose father. Close to 200 members of the House of Representatives signed the resolution. Well. And so. MOREOVER. He proclaimed ML because he believed that it was necessary due to complete anarchy in the Philippines. nor convicted of ANY offense or moral turpitude. c. THIS IS NOT AN ISSUE OF THE MARTIAL LAW VICTIMS. In contrast. .

. That is not us. We can vilify and continue to mock any dead man and put him in the magnifying glass of history and let all his deeds be judged and weighed by the scales of justice but we do not drag the bare skeletons and deny any human a proper burial. For what 'sins' can a dead man defend himself? For what amount of blood and hate do we need to atone and redeem a dead man? With these. human as he is. To bury him is to reiterate our sense of humanity and respect for the dead whichever side of history we are vehemently on. And we shall never become the perceived 'monsters' we fought hard to vanquish.To bury Marcos is not to exonerate the man. Let those who are long dead rest for they cannot defend themselves. I firmly believe that Ferdinand Marcos deserves to be buried in the Libingan ng mga Bayani. To bury Marcos at the Libingan is to invite discussions on what the man really was. Let our sense of justice be bigger than our personal pains. and to put him in greater national discourse.