It’s a stalemate for the country’s two most prominent political clans; the Libingan ng mga Bayani issue is non-negotiable for the Aquinos, if the Marcoses will not apologize for the Martial Law regime.
A spokesman for President Aquino has hinted that with the way opposition Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. a Vice-Presidential candidate in May has comported himself, a repeat of the 20 year authoritarian regime could be in the offing.
“If martial law, human rights violation and plunder under his late father was the golden age of Philippine democracy, what’s to stop him from committing the same abuses of his father’s regime?” Sec.Edwin Lacierda asked referring to Bongbong stands to issue an apology.
Senator Ferdinand “BongBong” Marcos Jr repeatedly said he has nothing to apologize for any mistakes his father made. Aquino’s wanted an apology from the Marcos family,including Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos.
In November,Malacañang renewed its attacks on Marcos,who criticized the government because of the embarrassing “Tanim Bala” scandal at NAIA,saying that the senator could not even acknowledge martial law abuses.
“Unlike Marcos who continues to deny the abuses of martial law and the corruption, impunity and human rights violations that occurred during the Marcos regime, of which he was a part, the President recognizes that there is a problem,” Lacierda said.
source: Phil Star