After Philippines election triumph, Marcos visits dictator father’s grave -Breaking
© Reuters. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. is the Presidential Candidate. He visited Ferdinand E. Marcos’ grave, a day following partial results in national elections. This was at Libingan ng mga Bayani (Taguig), Phili.
By Enrico Dela Cruz
MANILA, Reuters – Ferdinand Marcos Jr., the son of the former dictatorship of the Philippines in the Philippines visited the gravesite of his father on the morning after he was elected president. The visit highlights the polarisation that has occurred over the restoration of rule by the notorious political dynasty.
Marcos was pictured in dark sunglasses as he placed a bouquet on top of his father’s grave at Manila’s “heroes” cemetery. This is where he died in 2016. The family had fought for this right since then.
His 20 year-long period of autocracy and martial law, that culminated in his death at age 20, had prevented previous governments from burying him at the cemeteries. He was overthrown by a “people power” revolt in 1986.
Marcos’s corpse had been stored in a frigid mausoleum in Paoay until President Rodrigo Duterte authorized the full military honors burial.
Marcos Jr. appeared to be in tears as he stood at the grave and a photograph of his father was shown. Images from his Twitter account (NYSE:) showed one image.
A statement was made with images that reads: “The young Marcos thanks the Filipino people for the landslide victory”
With more than twice as many votes to his name, “Bongbong”, the 64-year old president-elect won Monday’s election. It was also the first Philippine presidential contest in recent decades.
On Tuesday, he vowed to do all he could to help people following his amazing election victory. He also told the world that he would be judged by his presidency and not his family history.
A government-appointed committee found that Marcos’ family and his cronies amassed $10 billion of ill-gotten riches under the Marcos regime. Tens to thousands of communist rebels and political enemies were put in jail, beaten or executed.
Marcos has always been a fan of his father. He recently described him to be a “political genius” as well as an statesman. Marcos has called his father’s rule a “golden era” in the Philippines.
“REVISION OF HISTORY”
His critics and opponents claim that the key to Marcos’ victory was a coordinated offensive on social media. This attack, which was aided and supported by an array of bloggers and influencers, sought to discredit historical narratives about Marcos’ rule and to present new versions.
It has always denied wrongdoing and said it never participated in misinformation campaigns.
Bonifacio Ilagan said that the visit was part of the drama of the Marcos families. He was tortured and jailed under martial law.
“It’s clear that he will be president once the rehabilitation of Marcoses, and the revision of history are complete.
According to the Office of President Duterte, Wednesday’s election was a sign of strength in Philippine democracy.
Martin Anadanar spokesperson said, “The Filipino people are speaking and now it is time for healing and unity as one nation.”
Teodoro Locsin (Foreign Minister), was the press secretary of President Corazon Aquino, who succeeded elder Marcos. He shared images from the visit of the new president to his father’s resting place.
“The circle has been completed. “The Filipino people have the option of taking the situation in their best interest or bending it in their favor,” Locsin stated.
“We are only players, rehearsing the same lines until another world is created.