Defeated vice presidential aspirant and Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos (BBM) said on Saturday that burying his father and late President Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani will bring about closure to his family and nation.
He said that instead of division, incoming President Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte’s decision to have the preserved body of his father buried at the Libingan will bring all issues to an end.
“This will bring closure not only to the Marcos family but to the nation as well,” he said in a press conference in Quezon City.
Senator Marcos also announced that he and Duterte met to express his gratefulness for the plan.
Earlier, president-elect Rodrigo Duterte explained his stand to give Marcos a place in the Libingan.
“In addition to being a President, he was a soldier. So ’yung sinabi mo noon (na) dinakip ng martial law, nandiyan ang korte,” Duterte said.
Jose Maria “Joma” Sison, founder of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CCP), also agreed to bury the body of former president Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani since the place did not live up to its name of being a place for the interment of national heroes.
Joma Sison said in a press conference via Skype that, for him and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines, the burial of Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani is not an issue.
He said that if we trace back to history, the venue was previously a cemetery for the American and Philippine military members.
However, he shared his sympathy with those whose family were victimized during the martial law and are now opposing the said action.
“Pero nakikisimpatya naman ako doon sa may ayaw kasi ’yun ang presumption, na mga bayani talaga ang nakalibing diyan,” the founder said.