Martial Law victims file petition to suspend Marcos' burial at LNMB


Posted at Nov 12 2016 02:53 PM

MANILA -- A temporary injunction against the decision to allow the burial of former president Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani was filed by Martial Law victims before the Supreme Court (SC) on Friday, the victims' lawyers said.

A temporary injunction, or an urgent motion for the SC to restrain the interment of Marcos, was filed as the petitioners of the case have yet to receive an official copy of the Court’s decision and move for its reconsideration, the National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers (NUPL) said.

The hasty interment of Marcos’ remains will send the message that the late dictator was a hero, and will reverse many decisions of the Supreme Court, and the judgment of the people in EDSA, the NUPL said in its petition.

The high court, voting 9-5, on Tuesday junked seven consolidated petitions of Martial Law victims, and allowed the burial of the late dictator at the Heroes' Cemetery.

The Marcos family earlier said that the late strongman will be given a soldier's burial, and not a state funeral.

Palace officials earlier said the burial of the late dictator at the Libingan ng mga Bayani "would be within the year."