VP Leni: Marcos family flouted the law


Posted at Nov 18 2016 01:07 PM

MANILA – For Vice President Leni Robredo, the Marcos family deliberately concealed information about the burial of the late president Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani today.

“They obviously flouted the law where the decision does not become final and executory until 15 days or the resolution of the MR (motion for reconsideration),” Robredo said in a statement.

Robredo, who went against Marcos’ only son and namesake, Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. in the vice presidential race this yea, likened the situation today to what the family has been accustomed to in the past.

“This is nothing new to the Marcoses -- they who had hidden wealth, hidden human rights abuses, and now, a hidden burial -- with complete disrespect for the rule of law,” she said.

Robredo added her voice to the growing number of people who condemned the burial of Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.

“We are disturbed that this happened in coordination with [Armed Forces] and [Philippine National Police] demonstrating further that the judicial process has been thoroughly disregarded,” she said.

She added, “He is no hero. If he were, obviously his family would not have to hide his burial like a shameful criminal deed.”