MANILA, Philippines – Celebrities had mixed reactions to the decision of the Supreme Court to allow the burial of former president Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. The decision was announced on Tuesday, November 8.
With a decision of 9-5, the High Court ruled in favor of the late the burial of the late dictator at the Heroes’ Shrine as its status quo ante order – extended twice in the past – lapsed on Tuesday. (READ: SC: Verdict on Marcos burial on hold until November 8)
Singer Jim Paredes, who has been vocal against Marcos being buried in the Libingan posted: “Except for a few brave justices, the SC completely disregarded history. EVERYTHING is about politics, alliances. To hell with the ppl.”
Except for a few brave justices, the SC completely disregarded history. EVERYTHING s abt politics, alliances. To hell wd the ppl.— Jim (@Jimparedes) November 8, 2016
Leah Navarro commended the justices who voted against the decision.
Bravo, Justices @marvicleonen , Carpio, Caguioa, Jardeleza, CJ Sereno for siding with Martial Law Victims! Maraming salamat!— Leah Navarro (@leahnavarro) November 8, 2016
Bianca Gonzalez-Intal could not help but express her disappointment on people using the term “move on.”
O, bata, ang dali para sa iyo mag tweet ng "move on" dahil sa mga taong ibinigay ang buhay nila para sa kalayaan mong mag tweet ngayon.— Bianca Gonzalez (@iamsuperbianca) November 8, 2016
She also tweeted this:
Ay nalilito sa tunay na ibig sabihin ng salitang "bayani."— Bianca Gonzalez (@iamsuperbianca) November 8, 2016
Juan Miguel Severo, meanwhile, tweeted the names of the magistrates who voted to bury Marcos and a message for them.
Thank you for making this possible, justices. May the ghosts of Martial Law haunt you for all your remaining days. Tangina.— Juan Miguel Severo (@TheRainBro) November 8, 2016
Lourd de Veyra also expressed his dismay.
Good fucking job, Republic of the Philippines.— Lourd de Veyra (@lourddv) November 8, 2016
Jake Ejercito meanwhile said: “Body may be buried, but not the truth.”
"Body may be buried, but not the truth."— Jake Ejercito (@unoemilio) November 8, 2016
Saab Magalona meanwhile wrote: “Extremely upset about the Supreme Court’s ruling. God bless the Philippines.”
Extremely upset about the Supreme Court's ruling. God bless the Philippines. pic.twitter.com/QxlTnDRw3l— saabelly (@saabmagalona) November 8, 2016
Former Miss International 1970 Aurora Pijuan said: “Money can buy a hero’s burial- OUR MONEY at that.”
money can buy a hero's burial- OUR MONEY at that.— Aurora Pijuan (@aupijuan) November 8, 2016
She also tweeted this:
and Duterte will appoint 11 justices during his term. yey! Filipinos never had a reason for mass suicide till now. https://t.co/4MNKbLfeH4— Aurora Pijuan (@aupijuan) November 8, 2016
What can you say about the Supreme Court’s decision? Let us know in the comments section. – Rappler.com