Group wants Marcoses cited for contempt


Posted at Nov 18 2016 07:25 PM

Photo courtesy of National Union of People's Lawyers

A group of lawyers will be asking the Supreme Court (SC) to impose sanctions on the Marcos family and whoever helped them pull off the clandestine burial of former President Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.

The National Union of People's Lawyers, counsel for the first set of martial law victim petitioners, said it will file on Monday the urgent motion for contempt for the "premature" execution of the Supreme Court ruling allowing the burial, which was still subject to appeal.

"The Marcos family and the military should be cited in contempt of court and in contempt of the judgment of history," it said.

Senator Kiko Pangilinan and Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman also earlier said that they will move to have Marcos' remains removed from the Heroes' Cemetery.

"We think that the all-time thief, tyrant, and rights violator will turn in his grave and will never lay to rest because there is no rest for the wicked," said the NUPL.

SC spokesman Theodore Te, however, said there was no order prohibiting the burial of Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani on Friday.

"There is no order prohibiting it because the status quo ante (order) was lifted," Te told ABS-CBN News in a text message.