House Resolution 1297, saying "Marcos does not deserve a hero’s burial" after he committed “gross crimes against humanity, plunged the nation deeper into debt and foreign control and plundered the nation’s resources" during his 20-year term.
Well, for me, no matter how good a President Marcos was, I wouldn't wish to still have him or someone like him to govern the nation by Autocratic way... No question to those projects he laid down during his time which were realized today, but I wouldn't wish to live in fear, to live in a country where freedom is not respected, and just a single criticism against the government will cause you to disappear into oblivion. How can we be certain that this country will flourish if Marcos is still the President today, or if our country is still under Martial Law? How can we assure that Filipinos will live in a better place if our country is still under Military regime, if the government officials have the absolute power to do what they wish without being questioned or checked? What is the assurance that there will be zero corruption if the country is under military regime... Just look at Myanmar, a country which was under military regime for many years, how's Myanmar's economy today?
The bottom line is, I'm happy with the democracy that everyone enjoys today, we may not have a perfect government, our standard of living maybe incomparable to other progressive nation, but at least we enjoy freedom... If ever Marcos is still alive and still the incumbent President, can we enjoy the benefit of writing comments or criticisms against the government? Can we enjoy freely having facebook or any other accounts on different social networking sites?
Mr. Marcos doesn't belong to the Libingan ng Mga Bayani, even with his brilliant mind during his best days, it's not enough to cover up the atrocities that his minions committed, with his knowledge, during those Martial Law periods. Besides he was just a scrap and junk collector during WW II and not a hero that they used to tell.
Former President Ferdinand Marcos is not worth to be called a Hero, nor deserved to be buried in Libingan ng mga Bayani. Mass killing done by military abuses, media killings, massacre, military rules, deprivation of rights. How dare to call him a hero? A nation was buried of debts, killing during election, bombings, etc. Tyranny and authocratic form of government... Not even a military honor.