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An Open Letter to Vice President Binay About Where to Bury Ferdinand Marcos PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Benjamin G. Maynigo   
Thursday, 26 May 2011 12:06


Dear Vice President Binay:


Please allow me to express formally my opposition to the burial of Ferdinand E. Marcos at the Libingan Ng Mga Bayani.


I oppose it because:


First, the letter and spirit of existing laws and implementing rules prohibit such a burial. Please read:


Second, his presidential and dictatorial regime has been marred with violations of human rights, crimes against humanity, crimes involving moral turpitude and economic plunder. Please read:


Third, he brought dishonor and shame to the Filipino people by falsely claiming awards and medals he never earned and for alleged heroic exploits in historic battles in Bataan and Kiangan, Mt. Province that never happened. Please read:  and


Fourth, he further shamed the Filipino people by falsely claiming for reparation and back pay benefits which the U.S. Court of Claims and U.S. military investigators ruled as “fabrications….., falsifications…. malicious criminal acts”. Please read:


Fifth, I join other patriotic Filipinos and freedom-loving men and women of the world who are standing and speaking up on the right side of history. Please read:


Sixth, I agree with what the last 4 Philippine Presidents before President Noynoy Aquino did – NO LNMB!


Seventh, I hope that genuine national hero Ninoy Aquino’s efforts in proving that Marcos was no hero during the darkest hours of Martial Law were not in vain. Please read:


In the last Vice-Presidential elections, the message from the Filipino people was clear. They wanted somebody to help President Noynoy Aquino continue the unfinished revolution which his father Ninoy and mother Cory envisioned for our country.


You were chosen because as columnist Jose Montelibano asked, First, which Vice-Presidential candidate would take a bullet for Noynoy? Second, which Vice-Presidential candidate would take a bullet for Noynoy even if it meant giving up the chance to succeed him?”


Recommending or deciding not to bury Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani is nowhere near the equivalent of “taking a bullet” for President Noynoy Aquino. It fact, as I have shown above, it is the right legal, political, moral and patriotic thing to do.


By doing so, you will be joining fellow-freedom fighters in reaffirming the right side of history and in reasserting old Filipino values worthy of “emulation and inspiration by this generation and the generations still unborn”.


In God We Trust,


Benjamin G. Maynigo

Washington, DC


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