TRENDING: SC Decides to Give Marcos A Hero’s Burial, Internet Reacts

Today, November 8, 2016, the Supreme Court decided to bury ex-president Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani, by a vote of 9 to 5.

SC spokesperson Theodore Te announced the reasons on allowing Marcos’ hero’s burial:

  1. There was no grave abuse of discretion on the part of President Duterte in ordering the burial of Marcos at LNMB. There is also no law that prohibits the burial of the former president Marcos.
  2. President Duterte has the power to decide on the use of land within the public domain, and that does not exclude LNMB.
  3. Marcos was a former president, commander-in-chief, soldier, and secretary of national defense.
  4. Some justices disagreed that Marcos was “dishonorably discharged” as this only applies to the military.
  5. Marcos was not convicted of crimes involving moral turpitude.

Ferdinand Marcos served as the president of the Philippines from 1965 to 1986. He was considered a dictator during the Martial law, which lasted from 1972 until 1981.

While some people were supportive of this decision, a lot of netizens were against it. Below is a photo posted by Huhsmile on Facebook.

A lot of people also used Twitter as a platform to voice out their opinions.

“Bayan ko, binihag ka. Nasadlak sa dusa.”

“Be angry & sad. Cry & let your voice be heard. Always be this noisy.”

“Justice has perished.”
“There are no words.”

“Buti pa si Marcos may malilibing na katawan. Yung iba hindi man lang natagpuan.”

“What is legal is not always just.”

“History isn’t necessarily written by the victors, but by oligarchs.”

“Qualified as president, but never as a hero.”

“Nalilito sa tunay na ibig sabihin ng salitang ‘bayani’.”

“His triumphs can never justify the death of thousands.”

Netizens also mentioned the 8th of November as a date not to be forgotten.

“The 8th of November.”

“The day our nation chose to forget the darkest pages of its history.”

To protest against the decision, several memes regarding the Libingan ng mga Bayani were also created this afternoon.

Libingan ng mga Bayani ATBP.
Libingan ng mga Bayani -1.

At the Libingan ng mga Bayani.

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