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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Pacquiao to late President Marcos critics: "No one but God can judge the late strongman..."



Senator Manny Pacquiao and former late President Ferdinand Marcos. Image combined credit to Kami and Bayan News Portal
Senator Manny Pacquiao in an interview with Winnie Monsod's late night show "Bawal ang Pasaway kay Mareng Winnie" has made a remark on the late President Ferdinand Marcos on burying him at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.

Senator Manny Pacquiao at Winnie Monsod interview. Image credit to GMA/YouTube
On November 2016, the Supreme Court allowed the burial of the late President Ferdinand Marcos in the Libingan ng mga Bayani, serving a blow to the cause of human rights victims during the Martial Law period.

According to Pacquiao, he see nothing wrong in burying the former President since he was a President before he became a dictator.


"Kung baga, ang sabi ko sa kanila, ang Panginoon nagpapatawad sa atin, na Panginoon is perfect, holy. Tayo, holy ba tayo?" asked Pacquiao. "Makasalanan din tayo. Sino yung walang kasalanan, at hindi nakagawa ng kasalanan, ikaw, may karapatan ka hindi magpatawad."

"Ganito kasi yun, eh. Na una ba ang pagiging diktador niya bago naging presidente, o na una yung presidente bago naging diktador? Pagka presidente niya, qualified na to be buried," Pacquiao explained.

Ferdinand Marcos at Libingan ng mga Bayani. Image credit to op Trending Topics Philippines
Martial Law victims 'Move On'

Just like Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos remark on Filipinos that continually criticize her family to move on from Martial Law. The Senator also suggested to Martial law victims who have been tortured during the Marcos regime, to also move on and forgive the late President.

RUNNING PRIEST Father Robert Reyes makes his sentiments known on former President Ferdinand Marcos' proposed. Image and caption credit to Inquirer.net
"Mga nagawa niya (Marcos), dapat patawarin na lang sila," the senator stated.

Pacquiao said, Marcos deserves to be buried in the Libingan ng mga Bayani because he became dictator only after he became president, and being elected president qualified him for the LNMB.

"Ganito po kasi yun, eh. Matagal na po iyang issue na yan. Hanggat hindi nailibing yan, ang issue buhay na buhay. Hangat hindi nalilibing yan hindi mawawala ang issue. Pag nalibing na yan, hindi na mapagusapan niyan," Pacquiao pointed out.

The boxing champion also said that with Marcos' burial in the LNMB, the issues surrounding his dictatorship, plunder, human rights violations would be buried along with him.


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Source: GMA