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OPM singer not happy with Marcos secret burial

KASAMA ang OPM singer at biritera na si Bituin Escalante sa hindi pabor sa sikretong pagpapalibing ng dating Pangulong Ferdinand E. Marcos sa Libingan ng mga Bayani noong nakaraang Nov. 18.

Noong pinatupad pa lang ito ng Supreme Court, nalungkot si Bituin dahil para sa kaniya, isang “injustice” ang payagang ihimlay ang dating pangulo at dictator sa Libingan ng mga Bayani.

“Personally, I’m not happy.

“It has always been my position that he shouldn’t be buried at Libingan ng mga Bayani.

“Naiiyak ako. I’m upset. This is not justice!” pahayag pa ng 39-year old singer.

Noong unang lumabas ang balitang pinayagan ng Supreme Court ang pagpapalibing sa dating pangulo noong Nov. 8, nagkataong nasa press conference si Bituin ng kanyang show “The Big Big Show” with Frenchie Dy and Radha sa Theater at Solaire.

Hindi maiwasang magpakita ng kanyang pagkadismaya si Bituin.

“I was wondering why I was wearing black, umagang-umaga.

“And then I saw the news and I’m like, “Ay!” I’m mourning. We have to make a stand.

“I think to a certain extent, it’s our fault we weren’t vigilant enough.

“We can complain all we want about the Marcos family coming back to power, but what did we do? What do our history textbooks say, for instance?

“It’s a fact that a lot of people were abused and killed during Martial Law, but it was not taught that way – it’s just a footnote, an event, a date,” diin pa niya.

Dahil wala naman daw magagawa si Bituin para maiba ang desisyon ng Supreme Court, ilalabas na lang daw niya sa kanyang pagkanta ang kanyang frustrations.

“That is how I deal with things. Kesa sa magalit ka, ikanta mo na lang, ’di ba?” ngiti pa niya.

Sa Dec. 3 ay makakasama ni Bituin ang mga kapwa biritera niya na sina Frenchie at Radha sa “The Big Big Show” at The Theatre at Solaire ng Solaire Resorts and Casino at Aseana City, Paranaque City. Produced ito ng Fullhouse Asia.

“Everyone will expect us to belt out songs. That is expected. But may surprise pa rin kaming tatlo.

“We will be singing songs that people will not expect us to sing,” pagtapos pa ni Bituin Escalante. (RUEL J. MENDOZA)

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