Killings, torture, disappearances, corruption, and media oppression were perpetuated during Marcos’ 21-year rule, prompting Martial Law victims to file several petitions before the High Court to stop a hero’s burial for the former dictator.Despite these, President Rodrigo Duterte said Marcos can be buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayani because he is a former soldier and president.
You can see it in how much “lest we forget” messages that aim to “educate” the Filipino youth about the “evils” of Martial Law now flood both new and traditional media timelines and headlines.
A lawmaker wants to rename the Libingan ng mga Bayani in relation to the plan to bury former President Ferdinand Marcos there.
Graphic by Nina Martinez/Rappler MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Kabayan Representative Harry Roque filed a bill seeking to rename the Libingan ng mga Bayani (Heroes’ Cemetery) to the Libingan ng mga Bayani at mga Dating Pangulo (Cemetery of Heroes and Former Presidents.) Roque filed House Bill Number 3287 on Wednesday, August 24, the same day the Supreme Court (SC) issued a status quo ante order prohibiting for the next 20 days all parties involved from burying the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.
Ang Pangulo ng Pilipinas ang pinakamataas na pinúnò ng Republika ng Pilipinas.
Pinamumunuan ng pangulo ang Tagapagpaganap na sangay ng pamahalaan, na kinabibilangan ng Gabinete, at siya rin ang Púnong Komandante o 'Commander-in-Chief ng Sandatahang Lakas ng Pilipinas.
Sang-ayon sa kasalukuyang saligang-batas (1987), ang pangulo ay nararapat na may gulang na 40 taon pataas, mamamayang Pilipino mula kapanganakan, at nakatirá sa Pilipinas sampung taon bago ng halalan.