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Marcos a thief until the very end — Hontiveros

/ 12:13 PM November 18, 2016

Senator Risa Hontiveros on Friday described the late president Ferdinand Marcos as a thief until the very end as news broke out that his body has secretly been brought into Manila to be buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (Heroes’ Cemetery).

The controversial move, approved by the Duterte administration, became even more controversial as the date of the burial was not revealed.

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It was only on Friday morning that the police confirmed that Marcos’ body was already on its way to Taguig.

“Nagpuslit ng kaban ng bayan. Pumuslit sa pananagutan at katarungan. At ngayon, pinuslit ang kanyang bangkay para mabigyan ng isang pekeng parangal. Hanggang sa dulo, nagnanakaw si Marcos,” Hontiveros said in a statement.

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She called the event a fake hero’s burial.

Hontiveros said Marcos, who placed the country under martial law, could never change history and the feelings of Filipinos towards him.

“Walang puntod, walang mausoleo, walang desisyon ng anumang korte o utos ng sinumang pangulo ang makapaglilihim sa katotohanan na hindi bayani si Marcos,” she said.

Hontiveros said a person who has hurt and killed those who protested against martial law should not be called a hero.

Risa Hontiveros

Senator Risa Hontiveros INQUIRER FILE PHOTO / RICHARD A. REYES

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