The burial of the ousted strongman and dictator Ferdinand Marcos was immediately met with indignation by various groups and other institutions staging protests across the country in leading university communities and in key cities nationwide.
The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) shares the Filipino people’s outrage against the treacherous burial of the remains of the dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan Ng Mga Bayani. The burial mocks the life-and-death resistance of the journalists and media workers in the struggle to expand the frontiers of press freedom during the dark days of Martial Law.
Putting it simply, a real hero is one who lovingly and unselfishly giving his life in the service of others. A fake hero is one who pretends to be giving his life in the service of others, but in reality he is doing it to satisfy his own selfish interests.
VIGAN, Ilocos Sur — Pinangunahan ng pormasyon ng Bagong Alyansang Makabayan, Anakbayan at iba pang mga organisasyon sa rehiyon ang isang kilos-protesta sa probinsya ng Ilocos Sur para kundenahin ang pagpapalibing kay dating Presidente at yumaong diktador Ferdinand Marcos, Sr. sa Libingan ng mga Bayani (LNMB) at pagtatanghal dito bilang isang bayani.
BAGUIO CITY — Students, teachers, survivors and other groups and sectors in here participated in the nationwide demonstration of rage and condemnation for the underhanded burial of dictator Ferdinand Marcos, at Skyworld Session Road this November 25, 2016.
BAGUIO CITY — The burial of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani is the most recent issue that would affect the peace talks between the Government of the Philippines (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP).
“As a thief comes at night,” this is how some described the Marcos burial held recently. I was in Ilocos Norte conducting continuing theological education for church workers when one of the participants mentioned that Marcos’ remains were already buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. We were, indeed, caught by surprise for we knew that the Marcoses and their followers were still conducting novenas at that time.
The furtive burial of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani is a heinous addition to the long list of crimes of the Marcoses against the Filipino people. The Supreme Court decision dismissing the petition against the Marcos burial has yet to become final and executory, but the Marcos heirs nevertheless went ahead with the burial.
BAGUIO CITY — Despite protests nationwide, late dictator Ferdinand Marcos has been buried in the Libingan ng Mga Bayani (LNMB), November 18, in an interment shrouded in secrecy. Peoples’ and youth organizations held an indignation rally hours after Marcos’ body was secretly flown into the heroes’ cemetery at around noon for his burial.
BAGUIO CITY — The burial of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (LNMB) is unacceptable for victims of Martial Law, a cabinet member of the Duterte administration said.
There is lingering wailing for the dead
They who were snatched in the dark alleys,
Pitched into the dictator’s fields of blood.
Only in a government as shameful as that of the Philippines’ can you find an event that celebrates the evils and atrocities committed on its people.