8 November 2016
We are deeply saddened by the decision of the Supreme Court regarding the burial of former President Ferdinand Marcos in the Libingan ng mga Bayani.
We have consistently opposed the burial of the Martial Law dictator in the heroes’ sacred ground. Their family’s refusal to take responsibility for atrocities of the regime is an insult to the Filipino people.
It might pass the bar of legal technicality, but can never be consistent with morality and the spirit of the Filipino people power revolution.
Our nation’s healing begins with the acknowledgement of the truth and resolution of the past.
To bury Marcos in the Libingan ng mga Bayani would keep the wounds of the past unhealed.