De Lima files appeal to revert Marcos burial

Despite the fact that Senator Leila De Lima is in hot seat these days because of her involvement in drug trade, she seems to have a lot of time.

The lady senator filed an appeal to the Supreme Court against the hero’s burial given to the late President Ferdinand Marcos on Wednesday, November 30.

On Tuesday, November 29, De Lima handed in a motion for reconsideration criticizing the basis for the said burial which is the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) as per rules mentioned in AFP Regulation 161-375.

The said regulation prohibits burial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani of “personnel who were dishonorably separated/reverted/discharged” from military service, and “personnel who were convicted by final judgment of an offense involving moral turpitude.

Looking back, the highest court allowed Marcos’ burial because he was a former secretary of national defense and he has not been convicted by any final judgment.

De Lima also exclaimed in her appeal that the AFP regulations are incomplete, whimsical, and capricious.

She also cited that Marcos Regime rendered the highest conviction ever which is the judgment of a people given a free and public expression as a direct act of sovereignty, through an exceptional gesture of a revolutionary people’s uprising.

“Burying Marcos at the LNMB is not moving on and uniting the nation. It is a moving on, but only for crooks, trapos, cheats, and all other villains in public office because the burial will justify every immoral and unlawful act that these public officials have done,” De Lima said.

[Source: Rappler]