Netizens petition Imelda Marcos' burial site

Netizens petition Imelda Marcos' burial site

- Netizens have reacted differently, following the Supreme Court's November 8 decision that was favorable to the Marcos' family

- One of the reactions received by the Marcoses involved a petition calling for the Marcos matriarch, Imelda Marcos' burial site

- According to the petition addressed to the Filipino people, Mocha Uson, and Borgy Manotoc, the former first lady and Ilocos Norte congresswoman deserves to be buried along with the life sacrificed due to her quest for beauty and grandiose

Following the Supreme Court's decision to approve the burial of former President Ferdinand E. Marcos on November 8, several rippling reactions have been felt online and in various avenues.

One of the many backlashes felt after the SC decision on Marcos' burial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (LNMB) had been to petition the burial site for his wife, Ilocos Norte Second District Representative Imelda Marcos.

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Former first lady and Ilocos Norte Congresswoman Imelda Marcos Photo credit: NBC News

In the petition submitted to change.org on Tuesday, November 8, members of the group named Jubilant Eternal Bongbong Supporters (JEBS) had asked that the former first lady and Ilocos Norte congresswoman be buried at the Manila Film Center.

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According to JEBS, in line with her immeldific ways to pursue the "true, good, and beautiful", the regal patroness of the arts should be buried at the grandiose monument that she had financed.

The film center, a flamboyant edifice that boasts of 360-degrees panoramic view of Philippines' glory with columns that will rival that of the Parthenon, had been the witness to the horrific entombment of 169 workers in quick-drying wet cement during its construction in the early 80s.

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Tragedy at the Manila Film Center in 1981 Photo credit: Rouge.ph

Imelda Marcos, the First Lady and the main financier of the project, was believed to have ordered cement to be poured into the orchestra, entombing the fallen workmen.

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According to JEBS, "It is only fitting that a regal lady like Mrs. Marcos be buried alongside 169 unsung heroes who have sacrificed their lives for the completion of a world-class monument" as the Marcos family's "enduring legacy of the dictatorship's glory days."

The petition was addressed to The Filipino people including Mocha Uson and Borgy Manotoc (oooh la la).

As of press time, it has already had 1,079 supporters.

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If you are interested in joining the petition, it can be found on change.org, entitled Petition for Imelda Marcos to be buried at the Manila Film Center.

The full text of the petition can be read below:

"The Manila Film Center is an edifice of Imelda Marcos' unwavering commitment to uphold the "true, good and beautiful"
Completed on January 18, 1982 just in time for the 1st Manila International Film Festival (which is the brainchild of the former First Lady herself), this Parthenon-like establishment was built to serve as the main theater for the glamorous event they touted as the "Cannes Film Festival of Asia". In attendance were A-list celebrities like Robert Duvall, Ben Kingsley and George Hamilton, who were all in awe at the grandiose architecture and the sturdiness of the structure.
A genuine patroness of the arts, the ever-humble Imelda always made sure that the labourers came first. This account is even immortalized in the 2015 movie, Tragic Theater.
It is only fitting that a regal lady like Mrs. Marcos be buried alongside 169 unsung heroes who have sacrificed their lives for the completion of a world-class monument, now home to random hobo hookups and regular pot sessions -- which up to this day, serves as an enduring legacy of the dictatorship's glory days.
"OY PUTA BAKIT AKO?!" -Imelda Papin"
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Certain first ladies of a country, just like Imelda Marcos, have distinct personalities, rules, and advocacy that they live by.

Learn more about Margaret Kenyatta's here:

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