SC ruling on Marcos burial stokes anew public protests

At Ground Level Nov 16, 2016 at 4:09 pm

The Supreme Court’s majority ruling (9-5-1) has upheld President Duterte’s oral order to the Armed Forces of the Philippines to bury the remains of former president-turned-dictator Ferdinand E. Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. The alleged aim is “national unity and healing.” Instead it has stoked anew public protests and indignation across the nation – and justly…

A day after the decision was announced and a summary was given to the media, the Philippine STAR and the Philippine Daily Inquirer came out with highly critical editorials.

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