10 Heart-Wrenching Posts About the SC Decision on Marcos' Burial
A nation mourns.
(SPOT.ph) After two extensions of the status quo ante order, the Supreme Court of the Philippines announced on Tuesday, November 8 that it is allowing the burial of former President Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. This comes after the high court dismissed seven petitions that wish to stop President Rodrigo Duterte's administration from permitting the interment of the late dictator at the heroes' cemetery. Nine out of 14 judges voted to junk the arguments, including the violation of the 1993 agreement with former President Fidel V. Ramos, disregard of human rights violations and abuses committed during the Marcos regime, disgrace to the memory of those who suffered and died during the Martial Law period, among others.
It is a day of mourning for most, especially for those who experienced the atrocities under Marcos’ rule. We round up reactions on Twitter that accurately express our feelings about the decision of the high court.
Dahil sa SC decision, ang nagtaksil at sumira sa bayan ay gagawing bayani. #nagluluksa— Teddy Casiño (@teddycasino) November 8, 2016
On SC ruling allowing Marcos burial at LNMB: lahat ng corrupt na makapangyarihan, makakabili ng kadakilaan.— rolando tolentino (@rolandtolentino) November 8, 2016
Nagnakaw.— Professional Heckler (@HecklerForever) November 8, 2016
SC allowed hero's burial of Marcos, 9-5.— Dawn Po Quimque (@MsDawnPo) November 8, 2016
Sorry to all who fought and died during Martial Law. This govt failed you, we failed you. Shame ????
Grandson: "Lolo, what was 2016 like?"— NIETZSCHE FLAN (@Watdahel_Marcel) November 8, 2016
Me: *War flashbacks.*
"I don't remember."
We are a nation defined by our forgetfulness.— jonas bakla (@jonasbagas) November 8, 2016
Panibagong Yolanda. Nov 8 din ang anniv.— Gang Capati (@gangbadoy) November 8, 2016
Sino bang nag-torrent ng 2016 ha??? Delete niyo na nga yan kulang space sa hard drive— Regis Andanar (@RegisAndanar) November 8, 2016
Yung eksenang Marcos is a hero to the eyes of those 9 justices. Remember the date, Nov 8.— ShutangInaBeks (@ShutangInaBeks) November 8, 2016
Tapos kanta ka ng Lupang Hinirang at Bayan Ko.