Marcoses struggle with Bongbong's protest, dad's burial

Grace Alba, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Oct 16 2016 06:15 PM

Imee Marcos. File photo

ILOCOS NORTE -- Governor Imee Marcos admitted that their family is currently struggling over two problems that they are facing.

These two problems are the election protest lodged by his brother, Bongbong, against Vice President Leni Robredo; and the pending burial of their father, former president Ferdinand Marcos, at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.

"Talagang medyo hirap kami ngayon dahil dalawa ang kaso sa Supreme Court. 'Yung burial naka-pending pa rin, may status quo ante-order until October 18. Ang balita may ilalabas na desisyon," Marcos said.

She also expressed her disappointment at the Commission on Elections (Comelec).

"Pero ang kinakatakutan namin eh 'yung Comelec, hinayaan na ata na linisin at ilabas ang mga equipment at 'yun daw mga nag-ayos na mga Venenzuelan ay umalis na raw ng bansa. So, 'yun na nga ang aming problema. I shouldn't be discussing this pero nasa diyaryo naman, nakikita naman na ang mga equipment at tauhan ay hinayaang nang umalis," Marcos said.

Amid all these, the Marcos family remains hopeful and positive that they will be able to surpass these challenges.

"Kami ay nangangamba sa protesta ni Bongbong pero pursigido pa rin kami. Ang sabi nila ang protesta ay year end at burial daw ay baka sa susunod na linggo kaya todo dasal kami" she expressed.

Last month, the Supreme Court extended its order stopping the burial of the late president due to petitions questioning the legality of the burial.