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“Let the people’s memory be the judge – not the whims of a certain administration,” Roque said.

Marcos in the Libingan ng Mga Bayani,” he said in a exploratory note.

“By renaming the ‘Libingan ng Mga Bayani’ to ‘Libingan ng Mga Bayani at Mga Dating Pangulo,’ we can defer from judging whether a former President was or was not a ‘hero’,” he said.

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.

Killings, torture, disappearances, corruption, and media oppression were perpetuated during Marcos’ 21-year rule, prompting Martial Law victims to file several petitions before the High Court to stop a hero’s burial for the former dictator.

Despite these, President Rodrigo Duterte said Marcos can be buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayani because he is a former soldier and president.

In his explanatory note, Roque noted that various groups, lawmakers, Martial Law victims, and their relatives have opposed transferring Marcos’ remains from Batac, Ilocos Norte to the Libingan ng mga Bayani on September 18 “given the human rights record of the Martial Law years.” “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,” said Roque.

“By renaming the ‘Libingan ng Mga Bayani’ to ‘Libingan ng Mga Bayani at Mga Dating Pangulo,’ we can defer from judging whether a former president was or was not a ‘hero.’ Let the people’s memory be the judge – not the whims of a certain administration,” the lawmaker added.

Inihalimbawa pa ng pangulo si dating House Speaker Prospero Nograles na makailang beses na siyang kinasuhan subalit hindi siya naghain ng kontra asunto.

Gayunman, sinabi ng pangulo na bagama’t wala siyang balak na gantihan ng kaso si Nograles na papatayin o babarilin na lamang niya ito kapag nagkataon na nagkrus ang kanilang landas.

“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.

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