'Naisahan na naman': Netizens stunned by #MarcosBurial
MANILA, Philippines – People didn't see it coming.
While the Supreme Court had cleared all legal obstacles to former president Ferdinand Marcos' burial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (LNMB) on November 8, most Filipinos did not expect the actual burial to happen a scant 10 days later.
The funeral rites, requested by the Marcos family to be "simple and private", were not announced to the public prior, and thus caught many by surprise when confirmation of the burial started to trickle in. Soon, social media was rife with reactions to the day's unexpected event.
Many expressed anger and indignation:Against the #MarcosBurial - Curated tweets by rapplerdotcom
The hashtag #MarcosNOTaHero was also the top Twitter trend in the Philippines:
Others, in the meantime, posted that they were in favor of the burial:For the #MarcosBurial - Curated tweets by rapplerdotcom
Yet others, meanwhile, resorted more to humor instead of outright commentary:
HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MARCOS BURIAL— Alec (@alecadriano) November 18, 2016
Ang pagmamahalan nating dalawa ay parang #MarcosBurial— Orlando Ibarra (@OjieIbarra) November 18, 2016
Ang daming hadlang, subalit wala ng makapipigil pa!
Magaling ang events group ng Marcos burial. #MarcosNOTaHero— Karl Michael (@karlvirginboi) November 18, 2016
How do you feel about the sudden turn of events? Write about it on our publishing platform X! - Rappler.com
In these changing times, courage and clarity become even more important.
Take discussions to the next level with Rappler PLUS — your platform for deeper insights, closer collaboration, and meaningful action.
Sign up today and access exclusive content, events, and workshops curated especially for those who crave clarity and collaboration in an intelligent, action-oriented community.
As an added bonus, we’re also giving a free 1-year Booky Prime membership for the next 200 subscribers.
You can also support Rappler without a PLUS membership. Help us stay free and independent by making a donation: https://www.rappler.com/crowdfunding. Every contribution counts.