- Former representative Satur Ocampo condemned the burial of the late president Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani
- According to Ocampo, President Rodrigo Duterte's approval of the burial does not reflect the "change" he has promised
- Ocampo then urged the public to challenge the present administration
Lawmaker and Martial Law survivor Satur Ocampo condemned the decision of President Rodrigo Duterte to allow the burial of the former dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.
According to Ocampo, the president's move is not reflective of his promised "change" when he was running for presidency until he was elected as the country's new leader. The former Bayan Muna partylist representative stated in a gathering participated by Martial Law victims and activists at UP Diliman:
"Meron sanang pagtatagpo sa kanyang panawagan na 'Change is coming.' This is not the type of change."
"Ito ay pagbabalik sa nakaraan, pagpapanauli sa isang masamang panaginip, ng masasamang karanasan na dapat manatiling nakabaon."
Ocampo was one of the petitioners who filed an appeal before the Supreme Court against the burial of the late strongman at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.
The former dictator was buried on Friday at the LNMB with full military honors including a 21-gun salute. Present during the surprise burial was his wife, former first lady Imelda Marcos and their children including former senator Bongbong Marcos and Ilocos Norte Representative Imee Marcos.
Despite the hero burial that recently took place, Ocampo urged the victims of Martial Law and the public to continue fighting and challenge the current administration.
"Kailangan natin gumawa ng counter-move sa iba't ibang paraan para mapigilan. Dapat hindi natatapos ang labang ito. Kinakailangang hindi makapanibago. Hahamunin natin ang gobyernong Duterte."
President Duterte has expressed his support in the hero's burial of the late president even before the decision of the Supreme Court has been finalized.