A FUNERAL which took over two decades is about to commence, no doubt with much drama as it cannot be helped.

The burial of former president Ferdinand Marcos has opened the floodgates of opinion and a clash of ideals, making the impending burial a sight to behold.

It is opined the burial of the former strongman signals a closure of sorts while those who live to tell about the horrors of the Martial Law days cringe at the thought of Macoy in a place for heroes.

A nation is still divided in principle 23 years after his death with a clan who has held us captive since their debut to power.

In greek mythology, the Elysian fields is dubbed to be the final resting place for the souls of the heroic and the virtuous.

There are two passages Homer established for Greeks to great after life: the dreamed apparition of the dead Patroclus in the Iliad and the more daring boundary-breaking visit in Odyssey.

However, the strong man managed to get into the Elysian fields of the Philippines, a nation that gapes the anticipated spectacle it promises.

The Libingan ng mga Bayani, home of our brave and revered heroes will make room for Macoy by order of a President who deems it fit to close a chapter in history.

History, that is the operative word in the maddening debates the burial has opened, has it changed in time or have we stopped its verbal re telling.

In a day and age where its meaning is not grasped by the youth, who would rather find Pokemons than read history books. How can we make them understand the implications?

Do they even care? Or have we stopped caring enough to explain?

If the impending funeral of the strongman happens, it is our moral obligation to explain its significance at the least.