SC defers deliberation on petitions assailing Marcos burial

THE Supreme Court (SC) has yet to act on the petitions filed by anti-Marcos groups in connection with the late Ferdinand Marcos' secret burial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (LNMB) on Friday.

In a press conference on Tuesday, SC spokesperson Atty. Theodore Te said the SC will tackle the cases in the next en banc session next week, Tuesday, November 29.

Pending before the High Court are the petitions filed by Albay Representative Edcel Lagman and former Bayan Muna representative Saturnino Ocampo

Lagman, who represented the families of the desaparecidos, asked the SC to order the exhumation the remains of Marcos from the LNMB.

On the other hand, Ocampo asked the High Court to cite in contempt the Marcos family, namely, former First Lady Imelda Marcos, and children former senator Bongbong Marcos, Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos, and Irene Marcos–Araneta.

Also included as respondents in the contempt case are Deputy Chief of Staff of the Reservist and the Retiree affairs Rear Admiral Ernesto Enriquez, Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief General Ricardo Visaya, and Department of National Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana.

The petitioners believe that the respondents violated the due process of law and the rules of the Court when they proceeded with the burial pending the finality of the SC's decision. (Sunnex)
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