CPP says SC decision on Marcos burial ‘an act of contempt’ against Filipinos

Nov. 13, 2016

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) has joined the ranks of anti-Marcos groups in slamming the High Tribunal’s decision to allow the late dictator and former President Ferdinand Marcos to be buried at the Heroes’ Cemetery.

In a statement, the CPP viewed SC’s decision as an “act of contempt” against the Filipino people.

“President Duterte must be advised against proceeding with such a plan. Such payment of political debt to the Marcoses will undoubtedly be regarded as an act of contempt against the Filipino people’s historic judgement against the Marcos dictatorship,” it said.

The CPP said allowing Marcos to be buried at the Heroes’ Cemetery would virtually be spitting on the graves of the tens of thousands of martyrs who fought hard to end the Marcos dictatorship.

“If he proceeds in doing so, Duterte will bring to question his own assertions of being a Leftist considering that the Marcos dictatorship is the epitome of the anti-Left,” the CPP said.

CPP has advised Duterte against fulfilling such an election promise to the Marcoses made in exchange for financial and political support.

“If Duterte allows Marcos’ body to be dug-up from Ilocos Norte and re-interred with hero’s burial, he would have provided the Marcoses with the ultimate act of rehabilitation,” it added.(davaotoday.com)

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