3 Big Reasons Former President Ferdinand Marcos Should Be Buried Among Heroes

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There’s been a lot of talk since soon-to-be president Mayor Rodrigo Duterte announced that he would finally allow former president Ferdinand Marcos to be buried among heroes. Indeed, hardcore Marcos supporters see this as a chance to vindicate their dear leader in the annals of history and show that there was indeed some good that he had done for the country. On the other hand, there are a lot of hardcore anti-Marcos partisans who see this as an insult to history as they remember it (or are taught to remember it) and simply will not stand for the move.

All in all though, Mayor Duterte only stated that he would allow it. It’s still far from official whether or not he’ll actually go through with the idea. Indeed, the man isn’t even president yet and already just about everyone already has their undies in a bind, but I digress. Thing is, there are people who are outright saying that his decision to allow former president Marcos to be buried in the “Libingan ng mga Bayani” (Graveyard of Heroes) may decide whether or not people will be endeared to him in the upcoming six years that he will be president of our beloved country.

If you ask me though, I will say that burying former president Marcos with heroes is certainly a good idea and this is not just because I am a Marcos supporter mind you. Well, yes, I am indeed a supporter of the Marcos family and a pureblood Ilocano to boot (if that actually means anything) but I’m not just saying this to promote them. Indeed, despite being a Marcos supporter myself, I am often rather leery of Imelda Marcos as she brings rather questionable implications to my mind but I think I’ll just reserve said implications for another article. Still, the idea of former president Marcos being buried among heroes brings me hope and here’s why:

It Will Finally Bring Closure To The Whole Works

Look, I may support the Marcos family and their efforts but I also think it’s time we moved on from the past. Truth be told, while I doubt the Marcos regime is far from perfect, the presidents that followed them were either no better or possibly even worse. That is why I think it would be better for all if he was buried among other heroes and leaders of the past to prove to the Filipino people that his reign during Martial Law and the troubles that came along with it are finally over.

Being a Marcos supporter, I can’t help just how both hardcore pro and anti Marcos supporters at one another’s neck. It hurts me on a deep level how the country can’t seem to heal because of petty political issues. This isn’t just about one’s political party anymore ladies and gentlemen, this is about finally uniting the country for the future.

By allowing former president Marcos a right and proper burial we can finally put the ghosts of the pasts at peace and move on to a much brighter future. Indeed, I think that one of the biggest reasons the Philippines never progresses is because we are all collectively stuck in the past. People keep talking about the atrocities of Martial Law but even after thirty years of being free from their alleged “tyranny”, has anything even improved? Some even go as far as to say things have only gotten worse in the thirty years since former president Marcos was ousted.

Ladies and gentlemen, this is no longer about just the Marcoses and the Aquinos. This is about us, as a people. Let us bury the past and move on as it will only prevent us from making the best of the present and preparing ourselves for a better future.

It Will Show That We Can Finally Put Our Divisiveness Aside

Thing is, even a traitor like Emilio Aguinaldo who, from my own observation, looks like our version of Benedict Arnold is buried among the heroes of our history. By burying former President Marcos with them, it will show that we can finally put our petty issues aside.

Ladies and gentlemen, I think it really is time that we put our squabbles aside because they cause us more trouble than they worth. Indeed, if one looks back at the Yolanda Crisis, Mar Roxas was quick to bring up the feud between the Marcoses and the Aquinos which resulted in delayed disaster relief and continued suffering of the Yolanda survivors. By laying former president Marcos to rest, we can prove to ourselves that petty politics and our clannish ways no longer have any kind of hold on us.

It means that we have essentially “buried the hatchet” and that we can finally work together as one people for the betterment of our nation and the following generation.

It Will Knock Sense Into President Aquino

Yes, I am one of President Aquino’s many detractors but, to be really honest, I haven’t really given up on him. Why? Because, truth be told, I wasn’t at all that different from him a few years back. However, something happened, or rather a series of things happened, that changed me thoroughly. And yes, the changes were very painful but I will say that they made me a better person since then. I realize now that it had to be painful because, if it wasn’t, I doubt I would’ve changed at all.

So I hope that allowing former president Marcos to be buried among heroes will cause President Aquino untold amounts of grief so that he can finally wake up to reality. I pray that the pain will be enough for him to fully realize that no, his “Straight Path” has not really helped anyone and that his term has only caused his people misery and suffering. With his delusions finally gone, perhaps he can finally put himself back together as a man, start over and finally find a woman who will actually love him for who he is rather than just his money.

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mrericx
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Better if his body will be cremated (just like his fellow Ilocano, Elpidio Quirino) & buried there secretly without the preying eyes of the public nor the media and there’s a fact that after World War 2 some of the American & Filipino dead soldiers had buried there without an identification, just a cross displayed on their graves. This should be done for the former Philippine president & strongman Ferdinand Marcos and a great idea, IMHO.

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Allowing former Pres. Ferdinand E. Marcos, Sr., to be buried in “Libingan ng mga Bayani” is a good decision. It is not a question of what he did as a Filipino politician. It is a question of those who served, and who served well their country in World War II. Marcos Sr. is a true decorated Filipino soldier. He was a true hero in World War II. My late father, also served as a Philippine Scout in World War II. He fought in the Battle of Bataan…He was a survivor in the Bataan Death March. Let us not personalize our… Read more »
shooter
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Um no this won’t bring closure. Closure means coming to terms what happened, understanding the past, and learning from it. Putting him in a heroes burial is not moving on or providing closure. It’s revising history and forgetting what happened and thus not learning from it. You want to know the real heroes are? The ones that spoke up against their beliefs exercising their right of free speech and paying the ultimate price under Martial Law. They are the real heroes. Not a corrupt dictator that stole billions of dollars and tortured and murdered people under his rule. And the… Read more »
Stefan
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Not a good solution.

At first, (former) presidents are not heroes. Marcos doesn’t deserve to be treated as hero, neither does Aquino and any other ex president.

So, rename the cemetary and the protocol and remove the word “hero” from either.

If you want to honor his military service then bury him as veteran at a veteran’s site!

zaxx
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The genius connected Samar and Leyte right? Who among our past presidents have even come close to such a feat? That’s heroic enough for me.

Just get on with it! Sayang koryente. Let the dead rot in peace.

pusoy
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why bury Marcos? let the unborn generations see who is Marcos the man they called a Hero. keep him there not to be eaten by maggots.

Gagong Lipunan
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By technicality, Macoy can be buried in LNMB as a WWII veteran. But we can say the same for the likes of Luis Taruc, but won’t happen because of obvious reasons (he’s a commie, remember?).

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Those who fought against the Japanese Militarist invaders, during World War II, are heroes. Irregardless of their:political parties; personal beliefs; political ideologies or religious ideologies. They loved their country; and were ready to sacrifice their lives ! We must honor them all for their sacrifices !

pusoy
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who are the victims of martial law? isn’t those left leaning communist who wants to kill democracy? what about the soldiers who fought them and got killed too?

d_forsaken
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Unconsciously we all have a standard by which we measure other men, and if we examine closely we find that this standard is a very simple one, and is this: we admire them, we envy them, for great qualities we ourselves lack. Hero worship consists in just that. Our heroes are men who do things which we recognize, with regret, and sometimes with a secret shame, that we cannot do. We find not much in ourselves to admire, we are always privately wanting to be like somebody else. If everybody was satisfied with himself, there would be no heroes.

ChinoF
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Blame it on the regulation that said past presidents can be buried at the Libingan. That regulation was passed during Cory Era, I believe.

Daniel Ali
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World’s worst leaders. Number 9 Noynoy Aquino, number 19 Cory Aquino.
http://www.rankopedia.com/Worst-World-Leader-Ever/Step1/3329/.htm

Daniel Ali
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Daniel Ali
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President Marcos’accomplishments by far sutpass than the presidents before and after him combined. That’s heroic.
http://amazingpilipinas.blogspot.com.tr/2014/10/president-ferdinand-e-marcos.html

Aeta
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Let the Dead rest in peace, and, let the Retarded go away in peace.

fivesta
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how sure are you on the happenings of past?… have you been there? done that? truth lies on the bottom of the earth’s core. we see it our self but were just being blinded by the fact that what we are thinking are all illusions of mind. how can you know that someone is saying the truth.. our past, the history, are they even ought to be true.? what lies behind those stories?… is it the TRUTH?..

Propaganda Boy
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Seriously, pro-Marcos loyalists want to wait for necrocracy after FM’s burial in LMNB to become Eternal President of the Republic thus abolishing the Vice Presidency. They want FM to wait for godhood no higher than any deities (Jesus/God/Buddha/Allah/whatever) regardless of politics, religions, anything whatsoever.