Senator Leila de Lima filed a Motion for Reconsideration filed before the Supreme Court (SC) this Tuesday, November 29 on it’s decision to allow the burial of the late, former President Ferdinand Marcos at Libingan ng mga Bayani (LNMB). The Liberal Party (LP) senator called the SC ruling as only for cheating public officials and villains in the government.
“The High Court failed to take into consideration its own Decisions in the long line of Marcos decisions that held the former dictator and his family accountable for the accumulation of ill-gotten wealth for purposes of deciding whether or not he can honored with a burial in consecrated grounds of the public domain.” Sen. De Lima’s motion states.
“What is being attempted with the Marcos burial is not the vindication of Marcos alone but the exoneration of each and every plunderer, thief, murderer, human rights violator, and torturer in government since the death of Marcos.” The neophyte senator said, as her concluding statement in her 10-page motion against the Marcos burial at the LNMB.
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“Burying Marcos at the Libingan is not moving on and uniting the nation. It is moving on, but only for crooks, trapos, cheats, and all other villains in public office, because the burial will justify every immoral and unlawful act that these public officials have done…Ferdinand Marcos has been rendered the highest possible conviction ever.” Sen. De Lima added.
This Wednesday, November 30 (Bonifacio Day), anti-Marcos burial protesters are set to conduct a rally at the People Power Monument, in continuation for their Black Friday protest. On the other hand, a pro-Duterte rally will be held at Nagtahan, Manila. So far, both rallies are generally peaceful, as police allowed them to express their right to freedom of speech.
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Meanwhile, Sen. De Lima is now facing a show-cause order issued by the House committee on justice. This is line after she texted Hanna Mae Dayan, the daughter of Ronnie Dayan, the senator’s former driver-bodyguard and lover, telling her father to hide instead of presenting himself in the House inquiry on the proliferation of illegal drugs inside the New Bilbid Prison (NBP).