Siquijor Rep. Rav Rocamora on the burial of late President Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani

I agree with moving on, but for whom and for what? The Filipino people in 1986 decided that they have had enough of the Marcos dictatorship and decided to oust Marcos from power. 30 years since, the Filipino people continue to grapple with “moving on” by confronting the legacies of the dictatorship that continue to linger.

Similarly, the Marcos family bears a bigger responsibility of moving on. The Marcos family also has a responsibility in ensuring that this issue does not divide the country. Forcing the burial of the late President Marcos in the Libingan ng mga Bayani on the Filipino nation and on our President only serves to open more wounds rather than heal them.

If the Marcos family insists in giving the late dictator the “honors” that they believe he deserves then they should bury him in his hometown where his memory is cherished. If they continue to assert that the former dictator be buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayani, then they have not really moved on or even have come to terms with the decision of the Filipino people.

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