Relatives of Martial Law plea for SC verdict on Marcos burial

The Supreme Court of the Philippines once again received pleas from a group representing the families of the Martial Law victims to revert the burial of the late President Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani, November 28.

Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman filed a motion of reconsideration containing the families of the victims’ statement that the court’s decision was a veritable honor and accorded to a disgraced executive who was deposed through a people’s revolt on 1986 over alleged gigantic human rights violations and corruption.

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Lagman exclaimed that the SC should be the one which is knowledgeable of Marcos ill-gotten wealth during his 20 years of presidency.

“His burial in the memorial of good men impedes on the continuing quest for illusive justice for the victims of martial law, perpetuates the impunity of his transgressions and mocks the unfinished task of recovering his hoard of ill-gotten wealth,” quoted in the motion.

Lagman being the counsel of the Families of Victims of Involuntary Disappearance (FIND) also gave grounds to win the high court’s opposing vote which turned to 9-5 votes on November 8.

Some of the grounds given was the Marcos family had waived his burial I the LNMB 24 years ago and Marcos’ burial will not lead to closure.

The lawmaker also made a plea for the exhumation of Marcos’ body.

[Source: Rappler]