As the debate rages on between two opposing camps on the Marcos burial at LNMB, a brave priest speaks up via his newspaper column and sides with Duterte.
On his The Standard column called ‘Pensees’, Fr. Ranhilio Aquino of UST eloquently expressed why he favors Marcos burial at the LNMB.
Fr. Aquino’s column has been received warmly by netizens from both sides of the political fences.
Check out the screenshot of Fr. Aquino’s post below.
Please feel free to visit the original post here.
Let us check out the negative remarks from the anti-Marcos camp.
Although I’m tempted to dispute every single good deed you attributed to this man, I will opt to give you one simple answer to your quest for a logical, philosophical & whatever high fallutin reason you demand from those opposing his burial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. This, Father Aquino, is the key word: BAYANI, which you seem to be looking for it’s definition in your Bible. Noong Edsa Revolution at sinugod ng mga tao ang Malakanyang, patay kung patay if it was booby trapped or they will be met with gunfire, wala na yang idol mo, TUMAKBO NA!! Nagpasundo sa mga kano, kasama ng crates of valuables & cash. I’ll give you a different scenario which could arguably made him a hero at that time: Sana pamilya na lang nya ang pinatakbo, naiwan sya at hinarap ang mga tao, patay kung patay. TUMAKBO, Father, TUMAKBO!! Si Jesus Christ, Father, tumakbo ba?
I was one of those young students and good willed people who placed themselves under the mantle of hope through street parliamentary demonstrations against Ferdinand Marcos’ corrupt government. Some of our young students were taken out from our line by armed men, and they disappeared. There were many people, who did not go with Ferdinand Marcos Corrupt leadership, were imprisoned, killed and exiled. Ferdinand Marcos must not be given a name of a Hero, for the reason that he never was in his life-this is self-explanatory, a simple logic that young student can already understand. Everyone of us understand that corps should either be cremated or buried naturally, for which Ferdinand Marcos is not prohibited except in Libingan nang mga Bayani. The Marcos family can bury him in his own town cemetery, anyway. Ferdinand Marcos has been adored a champion in his own town, and therefore he can be given a good equation of his burial in his own town.
Meanwhile, the article of Fr. Aquino has been drawing positive remarks from netizens if you do a quick scan on the thread.
Thank you for the correct enlightenment. The light amidst the darkness that the yellow press army and cult had created.
Maximo tumbali says:
Thanks Fr.Rahnnie,for heeding the call of your less intellectually gifted readers to your prose. Your piece today is plain and simple to an ordinary mind but an insult to the intellectual high brows. But never mind them, Fr. they are very few if you don’t include the so-called intellectual charlatans, compared to your legion of readers endowed with simple minds. Your piece hints the need for us to turn to our common sense at times when we need to be practical, sensible, and reasonable in facing issues of great significance, a clear example is the issue on Marcos’s burial at the LNMB. I don’t really find any sense in protracting this quarrel over the medals that Marcos claimed to have received and the battles he had that fought that would qualify him the title of a hero, therefore deserving to be given a space at the LNMB. He has long been dead, so all issues surrounding him should have also long been snuffed out and erased from our memories. Thanks to Digong for allowing Ferdie’s cadaver to be interred at LNMB, a fulfillment of his family’s longing which for years had been opposed and kept at bay by those who hated Marcos. Hopefully, all these quarrels, enmity, vindictiveness, and divisiveness attributed to him will also be buried in oblivion.
To you Father Ranhilo, you are of the few who stand brave enough to tell the yellow dogs of something they cann ot understand. Nevertheless I salute you for saying words which the pharisees ans asucees of our times cannot swallow. It is hight time that this issue should be buried together with this great man. Finally he deserves peace and honor whioch was taken away from him from the vindictive aquinos. sorry no offence meant for you Father as an aquino of different origin.
The yellows just want this political football of Marcos’s unburied remains to toy around with every election time to lend some drama to their cause. I won’t have it anymore. I am by no means a Marcos supporter but this corpseploitation has gone on long enough. The last student council had all of six years to go after Marcos; recover the loot, go after the killers of Ninoy, put his family in jail. What did they do? NOTHING. The yellowturds only betch when they catch a sniff of some move to bury Marcos in the LNMB. Well, it’s tiring as heck. Let’s bury Marcos and have it done with and move on. Thirty years is long enough playtime with this dead body.
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Source: Fr. Ranhilio Aquino, The Standard