MANILA – Former President Fidel Ramos on Monday said the surprise burial of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani is a “step backwards” for the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte.
Victims of human rights violations during the Martial Law period were enraged by the burial of the late dictator at the heroes’ cemetery on Friday.
The Supreme Court majority decision in favor of the burial was still subject to a motion for reconsideration.
In a news conference, Ramos said the move of the Marcos family to hasten the burial of the patriarch, with the help of the police and military, is a “step backwards” for the Duterte administration.
“You must understand, that is just a happening in a series of happenings.
The scheme of the Marcos family with the connivance of some elements of Armed Forces including the natonal police — some only, not everybody — is a step backwards for this administration in the sense that they are losing support, they are losing friends,” Ramos said.
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