Duterte receives word of thanks from Imee Marcos after father's burial

Duterte receives word of thanks from Imee Marcos after father's burial

- Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos, after the clandestine burial of her father and former President Ferdinand Emmanuel Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (LNMB) on Friday, had released a statement expressing gratitude to President Rodrigo Duterte

- This further inspired the speculations that the President had been in on the hasty burial plans for the former President at the LNMB, despite denials from his team

- She also apologized to the family's supporters for keeping her father's burial solemn and private

Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos, after the clandestine burial of her father and former President Ferdinand Emmanuel Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani on Friday, had released a statement expressing gratitude to President Rodrigo Duterte at a press briefing held at Villamor Air Base.

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Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos Photo credit: ABS-CBN

In her speech, the governor said thanks to President Rodrigo Duterte for proposing the idea to the Supreme Court, and to the justices, for upholding the decision.

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"Ang aking pamilya ay taos-pusong nagpapasalamat sa inyong lahat na nagpatotoo sa karapatan n'yang mahimlay sa Libingan ng mga Bayani," she said, and added, "...kay Pangulong Duterte na nagmungkahi nito sa Korte Suprema, na kinatigan naman ang pasyang ito," Imee said.

To the Marcos supporters who lived through three decades of waiting for his burial, she apologized for her family's decision to keep the ceremony private and solemn.

She said, "ako ay humihingi ng dispensa at pag-unawa na lamang ninyo sa naging pasya ng aking pamilya na gawing payak, pribado, at taimtim ang paglibing sa aking ama."

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The full transcript of Imee Marcos' speech following her father's burial can be found below:

"Magandang araw po sa inyo. Sa wakas ay natupad sa araw na ito ang huling habilin ng aming minamahal na ama, ang ating dating Pangulong Ferdinand Marcos, na maihimlay kasama ng kanyang mga kapwa sundalo. Ang aking pamilya ay taos-pusong nagpapasalamat sa inyong lahat na nagpatotoo sa karapatan n'yang mahimlay sa Libingan ng mga Bayani.
Una sa lahat, kay Pangulong Duterte na nagmungkahi nito sa Korte Suprema, na kinatigan naman ang pasyang ito.
At sa libo-libong nagmamahal at nagmamalasakit sa aming pamilya, kasama namin kayong nangarap at nanalangin sa halos tatlong dekada na makita ang araw na ito.
Kaya naman ako ay humihingi ng dispensa at pag-unawa na lamang ninyo sa naging pasya ng aking pamilya na gawing payak, pribado, at taimtim ang paglibing sa aking ama upang hindi na masaling. Dama namin ang inyong matinding hangarin na maihatid ang aking ama sa kanyang huling hantungan. Hindi man namin kayo kasama ngayon, hinding-hindi namin malilimutan ang inyong pagmamalasakit at matinding sakripisyo upang mapatupad ang makasaysayang pagtitipon na ito.
Walang hanggang pasasalamat at mabuhay ang Pilipinas."

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It has been such a momentous occasion both for the Marcos supporters and the anti-Marcos protesters, and it seems that a lot of powerful quotes can be gleaned from this day alone.

Here is another person who's powerful quotations can serve as a guiding thought for all of us.

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