Allowing Ferdinand E. Marcos' burial under the pretense of the President's policy of promotion of national healing and forgiveness lowers the victims' dignity and takes away from them their right to heal in their own time. Allowing the Marcos burial on the premise of national healing and forgiveness is a compulsion from the State for the victims and the Filipino People to forgive their transgressor without requiring anything to be done by the transgressor or his successors, and without even allowing the victims to be provided first the reparations granted to them by law. (Dissent of J. Leonen on Ocampo v. Enriquez )
Whoa. The last few weeks have been crazy! I was thankful that the week following the Supreme Court's denial** of the petitions against the Marcos burial in the Libingan ng mga Bayani and Trump's election as US president was humdrum and low-key, giving us time to decompress after that week's circus. But no. The craziness reared its ugly head again with the whirlwind burial of the one we lovingly call The Dictator.