- President Ferdinand Marcos is set to be buried as a hero at the Libingan ng mga Bayani
- Even with public clamour against the burial of Marcos, Senator Manny Pacquiao supports the burial
- Pacquiao says the Bible teaches forgiveness and therefore encourages the public to forgive Marcos
On Monday, August 15, boxer and Senator Emmanuel Pacquiao gave his support to bury former president Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.
Pacquiao encouraged all Filipinos to forgive the former president, citing that the Bible taught forgiveness.
‘Marunong tayo kahit papano gaano man kasama ang tao magkaron tayo ng ano... ang pinaka-importante magkaroon tayo ng forgiveness. Sabi nga ng Bible, huwag tayong magalit o anuman sa nagawa niya, kailangan may forgiveness tayo,’ Pacquiao told reporters.
(People need to learn how to forgive no matter how bad the person is. The most important thing people should have is the ability to forgive. According to the bible, we should not get angry or anything because of his past actions. We should have forgiveness.)
For the world boxing champion, the nation needs to forgive Marcos in order to move on. Pacquiao further added that marcos should be buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayani because he was elected president.
‘Kung wala tayo pagpapatawad sa puso natin, hindi tayo maka-move on. Kailangan natin ng forgiveness para tayo may kaligtasan. So okay lang i-forgive natin iyan, i-count din natin ang nagawa niya. Ang pinaka-importante, he was elected as president,’ Pacquiao added.
(If we do not have forgiveness in our hearts, it is hard to move on. To be saved, we need to forgive. We should remember what he did, but it is also ok to forgive him. What’s important was that he was elected as president.)
Pacquiao also reminds the public that Marcos was elected first before he declared martial law. Therefore, since he was chosen by the people, the senator encourages the public to remember his achievements.
Pacquiao also added that one of the requirements to be a considered the nation’s hero as premised by the law is that the person should be elected as president. - Kami Media