- Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos asked for forgiveness from the victims of Martial Law
- The governor said that she has been asking apology from people who were "unintentionally" hurt during her father's regime
- The late President Ferdinand Marcos is expected to be buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayani
Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos said that she has already asked for apology from the "unintentionally" hurt victims of Martial law during her father's reign, the late President Ferdinand Marcos.
The governor reacted on criticisms that slam the burial of her father at the https://kami.com.ph/52071-a-radical-anti-marcos-advocate-audaciously-endorses-marcos-heroism.html, which was recently approved by the Supreme Court. Imee said:
"Sa totoo lang, ako, panay ang sorry ko sa sinumang nasaktan na hindi pagnanais, hindi sinasadya. Wala naman talagang perpektong tao, wala naman sa atin na walang pagkakasala, walang pagkakamali."
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The strongman's daughter also mentioned how others demand for legal admission of guilt and criminal penalties, which according to her is too much. She stated:
"Sa akin, magaling iyung tatay ko. Sa kanila, galit sila. Huwag na tayong mag-debate. Kung nasa puso nila ang kapatawaran, ibigay nila. Pero iyung iba diyan, ang hinihinging apology e tantamount naman to legal admission of guilt and criminal penalties. Sa palagay ko naman mabigat iyun at hindi na kami papayagan ng abogado diyan."
Imee then appealed to the critics of the burial and her family, pleading for understanding and accepting of the Supreme Court decision. She also mentioned that it is President Rodrigo Duterte's way to call for unity and that it is the start of the healing of Martial Law wounds:
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"Mananawagan din tayo sa mga tumutuligsa na talaga namang kailangan sundan ang batas. Tumalima tayo sa hatol ng Korte Suprema... Higit sa lahat bigyan natin ng daan si Presidente Duterte sa kanyang panawagan sa unity, pagkakaisa, umpisa na ng paghihilom dahil wala na itong katapusang na away, alitan, bulok na pulitika."
The Ilocos Norte Governor further explained that the Marcos family is only seeking for a “soldier’s burial” and not a state funeral.