- Former President Fidel Ramos condemned the burial of Marcos at LNMB and called it an insult to the AFP and PNP
- He said it trivialized the sacrifices that many people made during the People Power
- He also chided Imee Marcos, refuting her claim of being too young, since Ramos knew that she was already the president of the Kabataang Barangay during Martial Law
Former President Fidel Ramos held a conference last November 21 and expressed his dismay over the hasty burial of dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.
Ramos was the retired Constabulary general, who was a key figure in the oust of Marcos from power.
Ramos said that he felt “very bad” and that he called the surreptitious burial as an insult to the whole Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police.
He, along with then Defense Secretary Juan Ponce Enrile, led mutineers to overturn the Marcos regime. Their mutiny, along with the death of Ninoy Aquino, father of former president Benigno Aquino III, sparked the EDSA People Power Revolution.
Ramos said that the burial trivialized the sacrifices made by the men in uniform.
Aside from hitting at the said burial, Ramos also challenged the claim of now Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos that she was too young to remember Martial Law atrocities.
Ramos slammed her statement with just one statement.
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According to the former president, Imee is older by one year than Ramos’ eldest daughter. At the time of the Martial Law, his daughter was already 18, which makes Imee 19 years of age.
In addition, during that dark era, Imee was the Kabataan Barangay’s elected president.
So, there’s no way that she was too young to remember.
Ramos said, based on her age and credentials, she was already a “responsible person.”
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