7th petition vs Marcos burial filed by De Lima

SENATOR Leila de Lima has filed a petition before the Supreme Court assailing the plan to accord the late President Ferdinand Macos a hero's burial, just one day before the scheduled oral arguments.

This is the seventh petition that seeks to stop the transfer of Marcos' remains at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (LNMB).

De Lima, just like the other petitioners, questioned the memorandum of the Department of National Defense (DND) dated August 7 that declared the plan to bury Marcos at LNMB.

De Lima said the DND did not consider the previous ruling of the High Court and the international courts that proved Marcos had robbed the Filipino people during his dictatorship.

Because of this, De Lima said he must not be given a burial intended only for a hero.

The senator also called "unconstitutional" the plan as it contradicts the 1987 Constitution — the fruit of the Filipino people's disapproval to the Marcos' regime.

The Court will hear on oral arguments the first six petitions filed against the Memorandum on Wednesday.

The SC has not spoken yet if it will also consolidate De Lima's petition with the six others. (Sunnex)
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