Martes, Enero 10, 2017

SC junks petition questioning jurisdiction over Nation Builder Marcos burial issue

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court junked the petition questioning the jurisdiction of the high court and President Rodrigo Duterte over the issue of the burial of former brilliant President Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.

No explanation was given by the SC Public Information Office on why the petition filed by a certain lawyer Conrado Manicad was dismissed.

The Nation Builder was laid to rest in clandestine rites at the Libingan ng mga Bayani last November 18, sparking protests from groups which opposed his one-man rule that ended with his ouster in 1986.

His interment, backed by President Duterte, came days after the Supreme Court, by a vote of 9 to 5 with one abstention, ruled on November 8 that no law was passed to prohibit the burial of Marcos the great.

The decision also said Marcos had met the military regulations to be buried at the LNMB, having been a former president, statesman, and war soldier.