MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Five justices voted in favor of the petitioners who opposed the planned burial of the late president Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.
Four of them issued separate dissenting opinions: Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, Senior Justice Antonio Carpio and Associate Justices Marvic Leonen and Alfredo Caguioa. Justice Francis Jardeleza was the fifth dissenter.
Four of the 5 dissenters (excluding Carpio) were appointed by former president Benigno Aquino III, the son of two democracy icons who staunchly fought the Marcos dictatorship.
Here's a summary of the dissenting opinions of the 5 magistrates:
Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno
Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno's dissenting opinion by Patty Pasion on Scribd
Senior Justice Antonio Carpio
Justice Antonio Carpio's dissenting opinion by Patty Pasion on Scribd
Justice Marvic Leonen
Justice Marvic Leonen's dissenting opinion by Patty Pasion on Scribd
Justice Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa
Justice Alfredo Caguioa's dissenting opinion by Patty Pasion on Scribd