Prof. Tony La Viña: “History cannot be buried”

Prof. Tony La Viña: “History cannot be buried”

History cannot be Buried

Continuing the thread of discussion in his Manila Standard opinion column, Prof. Tony La Viña reflects on the uncertainties regarding the Supreme Court vote on the burial of former President Ferdinand Marcos in Libingan ng Mga Bayani.

As Prof. La Viña writes, should the court dismiss the petitions in line with President Rodrigo Duterte’s stance on the issue, their deferment would signify that “it is the President who has the competence and authority to make this decision.” However, the author juxtaposes the scenario with the petitioners’ argument that declares “such abuse of discretion exists in the Duterte decision to have Marcos buried in the cemetery of our national heroes.”

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  • Post last modified:July 16, 2020