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Church leaders rap Duterte for stance on Marcos heirs

Manila (UCAN): On the eve of the 100th birthday of the late dictator of the The Philippines, Ferdinand Marcos, the country’s Church leaders sounded out against the ongoing war on drugs being waged on the poor by the president, Rogrigo Duterte, as well as critising his pandering to the Marcos heirs.
 

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A hero to the court a villain to others

MANILA (SE): A vote of nine to five, with one abstention, saw the Supreme Court of The Philippines rule on November 8 that the body of the former president, Ferdinand Marcos, can be buried in the Heroes Cemetery (Libingan ng mga Bayani) in accordance with the wishes of the powerful Marcos family and as ordered by the incumbent president, Rodrigo Duterte.

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Public rift deepens over Marcos burial

MANILA (SE): A decision by the Philippine president, Rodrigo Duterte, to allow the burial of the body of former martial law dictator, Ferdinand Marcos, in the Heroes Cemetery in Manila is not healing the public rift over his final resting place, but serving only to deepen divisions on the controversial topic.

“As a former soldier and former president of The Philippines, I see nothing wrong in having Marcos buried at the cemetery,” Duterte said in a statement released on August 7.

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Marcos not even close to being a hero

MANILA (UCAN): The Running Priest was back on the streets of Manila on July 17 calling on the newly-elected president, Rodrigo Duterte, to renege on his plan to allow the martial law dictator, Ferdinand Marcos, to be interred in the nation’s Heroes Cemetery.

Franciscan Father Robert Reyes said Filipinos should rise up, come out and not be afraid to stand for the truth and oppose the plan.

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Duterte and Marcos lose vote in Vatican precinct

Hong Kong (SE): According to data from the Philippine Commission on Elections, presumptive president, Rodrigo Duterte, and Bongbong Marcos, son of the late ousted dictator, Ferdinand Marcos, who is running second in the race for the vice-presidency, lost the vote at the Vatican voting precinct.

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There are the Rape of Nanking deniers and Bongbong Marcos

MANILA (SE): There are those who deny that the world is round and they are usually laughed out of town, but on a more serious level there are those who deny that the Rape of Nanking, which saw the mass extinction of hundreds and thousands of Chinese people, ever happened and their denial is regarded as willfully pernicious.

But maybe the greater tragedy is that there are also those who take them seriously.

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