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‘Yellow’ forces blamed for FM burial brouhaha

The “yellow” forces apparently have themselves to blame for the upcoming burial of the late President Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Taguig City.

President Duterte has twitted the “yellow” forces for failing to push for a law banning the burial of Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani when they were in power.

Without such legal ban against Marcos, Duterte explained that he is duty-bound to follow the law allowing the former leader to be buried at the heroes’ cemetery. He argued that Marcos was a former president and a soldier who deserves such burial even if he was not a hero.

“Alam mo kasi kung ginusto nila, and they were already in power at the time, itong mga yellow, dapat nagpasa sila ng batas na hindi pwede ilibing si Marcos,” the President said in a press conference at the Presidential Guest House in Davao City.

“When the guy was already in Guam in exile, they should have passed a law prohibiting Marcos if ever he comes home dead to be buried in the Libingan ng mga Bayani,” Duterte added.

“But nothing has been done. Why was this elementary procedure forgotten?” he asked.

Duterte was alluding to the Aquinos, the bitter rivals of the Marcoses, and their political allies who supposedly did not push for a ban on the burial of the late strongman. The late President Corazon C. Aquino assumed power after Marcos was ousted via a bloodless People Power Revolution in 1986. Her son, Benigno S. Aquino III, was president from 2010 to 2016. (Genalyn D. Kabiling)