Bam: Senate should weigh in on Marcos burial

Believing that the Senate should speak on matters of national importance, Sen. Bam Aquino urged colleagues to collectively weigh in on the Supreme Court’s decision allowing the burial of former president Ferdinand Marcos in the Libingan ng mga Bayani.

 “Mahalaga na mayroon tayong sasabihin sa isyu na ito na napakahalaga sa ating bansa. Dahil kapag tahimik tayo, Mr. President, nakakasanay iyong pagiging tahimik, said Sen. Bam.

 “More than the Supreme Court, I think this resolution allows us to voice out the sense of the Senators on the matter,” he added, referring to the SC decision.

Sen. Bam made the pronouncement before the Senate voted on the resolution regarding the SC decision on the Marcos burial. The resolution was temporarily shelved after the Senate vote ended in a deadlock.

 “I’m totally in favor of coming up with a decision. It is up to the body to decide whether it’s today, tomorrow, or a week from now. It’s important that we weigh in with our own national mandates and as a collegial body,” Sen. Bam stressed.

Earlier, Sen. Bam expressed “grave disappointment” over the SC decision allowing the burial of “a corrupt and ruthless dictator in the LNMB”.

“Though we must respect the outcome, my heart goes out to the thousands of victims during the darkest years in Philippine history,” said Sen. Bam.

Sen. Bam pointed out that the SC decision was focused only on technicality and did not give weight on historical facts.


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