According to news reports, Binay had recommended for the remains of former President Marcos to be buried with full military honors. The only compromise, which Bongbong Marcos agrees with, is that the former strongman be buried in his Ilocos hometown.
I think this should settle this matter then.
Lets put him six feet under and move on.
I for one believe that the man should be buried in the Libingan ng mga Bayani but many still feels that he does not deserve to be buried among the heroes of our past wars.
He could be a tyrant to these people, whom he oppressed during his rule, but there really is a large sector of our society that looks up to the guy.
So, what gives?
The Solon named Escudero who passed the bill (where it got more than 200 congressmen signing) to bury the late dictator in the Libingan argues on the grounds that Marcos was a “soldier, writer, statesman, President, and commander-in-chief.”
There are far more evil men (for those who consider him such) that had been allowed to be buried and accorded with honors in nations where they were born. Not saying that we do the same thing but we should find a solution that would work for both sides.
Binay seem to found it.
We can’t deny those who look up to Marcos as their hero. If we do we go against the principles of what was won in 1986.
So, does Marcos still have followers?
Of course, his son is now in senate and countless relatives are still being elected.
Do a quick poll and ask people what they think of Marcos. Don’t be surprised, you’ll hear praises and hallelujahs.
This kinda gives you an idea how most people still feels about that man.
But many would argue for the victims of Martial Law. Such is the complexity of the issue.
This is why the recommended solution is good.
If Binay keeps on doing what he do, Noynoy better watch out.
He might steal it.