Thinking A Few Turns Ahead | The Philippine Online Chronicles

Here’s the problem: every other Presidential candidate – save one – is either supportive of Marcos or is sympathetic. The clearest symptom: their willingness to allow Ferdinand Marcos to be buried in the Libingan ng mga Bayani.Llamanzares is open to it, despite her glaring omission during the most recent Presidential debate. Why wouldn’t she be? Fernando Poe Jr. was an avowed Marcos loyalist.Duterte is open to it, and explicitly said so in front of an Ilocos crowd.Binay is open to it. He personally recommended it to President Aquino. PNoy shot his idea down.Santiago is open to it, although she plays it safe and says she would defer to a consensus.The reason why Ferdinand Marcos should never be allowed to be buried in the Libingan ng mga Bayani is very simple. Ferdinand Marcos is not a hero. Period. But more than that, it makes a mockery of the lives lost or irreparably damaged during the Martial Law regime, and plays directly into the pro-Marcos revisionist narrative.There’s that saying, the one that speaks of what happens to people who do not study history.

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