The Supreme Court recently decided with a 9-5 turnout last November 8 to let former President Ferdinand Marcos be buried at the Libingan Ng Mga Bayani.
The decision was fraught with conflicting opinions and grievances.
Martial Law victims and sympathizers were enraged by the decision and are now all over social media about the SC decision's supposed disrespect for those who were tortured and killed during Martial Law.
On the other hand, apologists and loyalists of the Marcos family were jumping for joy for the much-awaited and much-wanted verdict.
The hashtags #NeverAgain and #MarcosIsNotAHero are currently flooding Facebook and Twitter feeds as netizens expressed their anger over letting a "convicted plunderer and murderer" join the heroes that lay in the LNMB.
There is also a call for justice for the victims and the victims' families who are up until now, were left without resolution.
Some posts even tallied the many crimes which Marcos did during the time. According to a Facebook post, the Marcoses looted P167.636 billion , murdered 3,240 people, tortured 34,000, imprisoned 70,000 imprisonments, and left a huge debt for the Filipinos to pay. In short, they believe that the former president is no hero and will never be one.
The people on Marcos' side, however, want to persuade the many to just forgive and let it go. They assert that 27 years have passed and it would be just right to bury Marcos in the LNMB for the things he has done for the country.
Still, despite the controversies, some chose to believe that Marcos has been a good President to the Philippines, even dubbing him as the best president we've had.
There are countless arguments over whether or not Marcos deserve the right to be buried in the heroes' resting place, and it is expected that the issue will ring on social media for the next few days.
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