Top 7 credible judge and lawyers who are supporting Marcos’ burial at LNMB

Kilalanin ang mga abugado na nagpahayag ng kanilang supporta sa paglibing kay dating Pangulong Ferdinand E. Marcos sa Libingan Ng Mga Bayani (LNMB).  Isa sa kanila ay nakulong noong Martial Law at yung isa naman ay nagtraydor kay Marcos noong 1986 EDSA Revolution.

Dalawa lang ang gusto nilang iparating sa taong bayan.  Una, si Marcos ay naging sundalo at presidente ng bansa.  Pangalawa, may karapatan si Marcos na mailibing sa Libingan Ng Mga Bayani dahil naayon ito sa batas ng Pilipinas.

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#7 – Nilo Divina

  • Dean, UST College of Law

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“There is no prohibition from the legal perspective and because there’s no prohibition, it can be allowed.”
READ More: Expert: No law vs Marcos burial at heroes’ cemetery

#6 – Fr. Ranhilio Aquino

  • Dean, San Beda College Graduate School of Law

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“It was not like he declared on a whim. He had legal basis. We may not agree with him now, but agreements, disagreements of an academic kind like that are certainly no reason not to allow him to be buried.”
READ More: #MarcosBurial: ‘No single way of reading history’

#5 – Persida Rueda-Acosta

  • Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) Chief
  • 4th Placer, 1989 Philippine Bar Examinations

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“Legally puwede siyang ilibing. Kung titingnan ang language of the law, pati past presidents puwede ilibing diyan.”
READ More: Libingan ng Mga Bayani has ‘legal basis’

#4 – Jejomar Binay

  • Vice-President of the Philippines (2010-2016)
  • UP College of Law
  • Lawyer
  • Detainee, Martial Law period

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“Marcos should at least be given a proper burial because he was once the President and commander in chief despite his alleged* role in the several human rights violations and extrajudicial killings when he imposed martial law.”
NOTE: *Ang ibig sabihin ng “Alleged” ay inakusa at di pa napatunayan.
READ More: Binay explains backing hero’s burial for Marcos

#3 – Juan Ponce Enrile

  • Senator (1987-1992, 1995-2001, 2004-2016)
  • UP College of Law, Cum Laude
  • 1953 BAR topnotcher with 91.72%
  • Master of Laws, Harvard Law School
  • Betrayed former President Ferdinand E. Marcos in the 1986 Revolution

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“Karapatan ba ni Presidente Marcos na mailibing doon sa Libingan ng mga Bayani? Oo karapatan nya. Bilang pangulo, bilang sundalo.”
READ More: Enrile backs Marcos burial at Libingan ng mga Bayani

#2 – Miriam Defensor-Santiago

  • Senator (1995-2001, 2004-2016)
  • Alma Maters: University of the Philippines, University of Michigan, Oxford University, Maryhill School of Theology, University of California, Harvard University, and Cambridge University.
  • Judge of the International Criminal Court (2012-2014)

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“Why should we allow something de facto, such a fact, to disrupt the unity of the Filipino people? I myself have no objection. My own father is buried in the Libingan ng mga Bayani. He was a guerrilla captain. I will not as an ordinary citizen hold it against the community if the consensus by that time is to bury one of our former presidents. Why should we let a dead man to control the actuations of the living and its new millennial generation? We should let go of the past.”
READ: Marcoses don’t owe PH an apology: Miriam

#1 – Rodrigo Duterte

  • Lawyer
  • President of the Philippines, 2016 – Present

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“I allowed the burial of Marcos because it is the law.  He was a soldier.  He is not a hero? Fine. But he was a President. And nobody can deny that.”
READ More: Duterte defends hero’s burial for Marcos: A matter of enforcing the law

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