By Alon Calinao Dy: Vice President Leni Robredo and her cohorts spoke about the burial of the late president Ferdinand Marcos Sr. at the Libingan Ng Mga Bayani.
Robredo believed that Marcos was a thief, a murderer, a dictator, and not a hero. Thus, he should not be buried at the heroes' cemetery. She condemned the surprise burial of the late president.
Robredo posted on her website “we strongly condemn the burial of the former dictator in the Libingan ng mga Bayani. As stated in several decisions from the Supreme Court, Ferdinand Marcos was a thief, a murderer and a dictator. He is no hero. If he were, obviously his family would not have to hide his burial like a shameful criminal deed.”
In a blog post of Mr. Alon Calinao Dy, he said "no one is a winner of this fight if Filipinos will let the past dictates the present." He agreed to let the late president remains be buried at the LNMB because he became a soldier and a president who served the country.
There are also many reports that the opposition is using children to oppose the heroes' burial of the former president. Robredo and her cohorts will continue a protest even if Marcos' remains already at the LNMB as what the president of the Liberal Party of the Philippines, Senator Kiko Pangilinan said.
Now, is Marcos a hero? Many Filipinos believe that he is a hero aside from being a former soldier and a former president. Some believe that Philippine media poisoned the minds of the Filipinos.
In fact, these unexplained, corruption, killings and disappearances continued after Marcos regime. It was not just reported by the Philippine media, but the massive plunder of government funds and resources continued to bleed the country dry.
During the rule of the late FEM, there are a lot of communists who were influenced by rich and powerful people. As what Marcos loyalists said, "Philippines is a rich country under the Marcos administration." After the era of Marcos, oligarchs ruled the country for many years.