Imee: We're not revising history with Marcos burial

Trishia Billones, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 10 2016 10:11 AM

The eldest daughter of former President Ferdinand Marcos maintained that they are not revising history with the late strongman's burial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.

Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos on Thursday asserted that the cases against her father and their family are not scrapped by the Supreme Court's decision to allow her father's interment at the Heroes' Cemetery.

"We’re not setting it aside, we’re not rewriting history, we’re not changing the truth. The cases continue to be pending, andyan pa rin sila. We continue to fight them in court, we are still defending ourselves and defending his memory. But in the end, the courts will once again decide," she said.

She argued the burial, which she revealed was her father's last wish, is only for peace and quiet.

"Ito, libing lang—katahimikan lang, kapayapaan. Yung mga tungkol sa ibang kaso, tuloy-tuloy lang, at ilalaban namin sa korte at kung anu-ano na ebidensyang kinakailangan na ipakita natin. All this will continue," she said.

(This is only a burial—for quiet and peace. Those cases continue and we will fight it out, and whatever evidence is needed, we will present. All this will contnue.)

"Ito, libing lang. 'Yun lang naman ang pinag-uusapan sa ngayon, and the Supreme Court was very clear on that—that in fact, they were ruling on a human being who was neither white or black, who was not completely perfect perhaps, but in the end had an absolute right to be buried in the Libingan ng mga Bayani," she added.

(This is only a burial. That's the only matter being discussed now, and the Supreme Court was very clear on that—that in fact, they were ruling on a human being who was neither white or black, who was not completely perfect perhaps, but in the end had an absolute right to be buried in the Libingan ng mga Bayani)

Voting 9-5-1, the high court on Tuesday rejected the petitions seeking to stop the plans for a Marcos burial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani pushed by President Rodrigo Duterte.

Some petitioners, however, have expressed intent to ask the Supreme Court to reconsider its decision.