Lagman: Marcoses continue to deceive us
Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman could not believe what he viewed as an underhanded move of the Marcoses to give a hero’s burial to late dictator Ferdinand Marcos.
In a phone interview with Inquirer on Friday, Lagman, a petitioner against the hero’s burial for the dictator, said the Marcoses should be held in contempt of the court for wanting to bury Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani even though the Supreme Court decision granting the burial is not yet final and executory.
“I could hardly believe it. This burial of Marcos is premature. It is a continuing deception and abuse being committed by the Marcoses,” Lagman said.
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Lagman said the Marcoses continue to deceive the people just like how the former President looted the country’s coffers in his two-decade regime.
“This only shows the bad faith, abuse and deception being made by the Marcoses, before and until now,” Lagman said.
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Lagman said his camp would file a motion to exhume the body and would ask the court to cite the Marcoses in contempt.
Lagman said they only received a copy of the decision on Nov. 11, and that it has a period of 15 days to file a motion for reconsideration. CDG/rga
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