NHCP chair Diokno resigns over Marcos burial

National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) Chairperson Maria Serena Diokno hand in her resignation letter from her post because of the hero’s burial given to the late President Ferdinand Marcos, today November 29.

Diokno said the burial given to Marcos deletes the memory as well as burries the memory of the lives lost during the Martial Law, and the effort of Filipino people to fight for democracy.

The chairperson also exclaimed that the President Rodrigo Duterte could have been taken the higher ground despite the 9-5 ruling given last November 8.

"For a moment, I thought I could remain at the National Historical Commission of the Philippines and protect our history from those in and out of the government who attempt to deface it," Diokno said.

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Diokno also said that the Filipino youth should be the one to guard the history.

It is stated in her letter that her resignation will be effective on Thursday, December 1.

Diokno boldly announced that she would be joining the scheduled anti-Marcos burial protest on Wednesday.

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"Tomorrow I will join the popular assertion of our history and look forward to more in as many public venues possible."

"Never again will we allow any remnant of the authoritarian past to take hold of the country," she said.

[Source: Philstar]