MANILA - Martial Law victims were present at the second round of oral arguments on former President Ferdinand Marcos' burial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.
One by one, they relayed their stories and appealed for justice.
Among those who braved the stand were Loretta Ann Rosales, Ma. Cristina Rodriguez, Fe Buenaventura Mangahas, Hilda Narciso, Ma. Cristina Bawagan, Liwayway Arce, Nilda Lagman-Sevilla, Trinidad Herrera, and Carmencita Florentino.
While reliving their experiences, the victims could not help but turn emotional, including Felix Dalisay, 64, who was caught, tortured and imprisoned for roughly two years.
"Sa parte naming mga biktima, payagan man ng Supreme Court na ilibing yan diyan, hindi po kami titigil sa pakikipaglaban namin. Sapagkat kami nakaranas ng lupit ng Martial Law, hanggang habang buhay po naming dala yun," Dalisay remarks.
After each Martial Law victim shared their experiences, Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno said, "The court is listening."