THE Makati Business Club (MBC) on Monday expressed its opposition to the burial of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.
“We are deeply saddened by the surreptitious burial of Ferdinand Marcos at the LNMB, which reignites an unwanted divisive factor to the nation,” the MBC said in its statement.
“Burying a deposed dictator within one of the most sacred final resting places [in the Philippines]does not make him a hero. This event will make it difficult to impart the right lessons to future generations regarding a dark period in our history,” it added.
The MBC said that, the club is shocked that the burial was undertaken in a very deceptive manner, with undue haste and without respect for the process of allowing time for respondents to file their petitions to the Supreme Court ruling. The SC had earlier allowed petitioners to file their opposition within 15 days from the date the decision was announced on November 8.
“This unnecessary distraction to benefit one family draws our focus away from the critical and enduring need to unite and work with government on a common effort to build our economy, to increase our trade and to put poverty reduction and inclusive growth on top of our agenda to achieve a better life for all Filipinos,” the MBC added.