By: Elena Grace Flores
Former President Fidel Ramos was ranting the media that he felt bad for the military especially the armed forces of the Philippines for undermining their sacrifices during the martial law time. This is contrary to the majority of veterans and military personnel who are in favor of the burial of the late strongman in the Heroes’ Cemetery. It is obvious that his endorsed president cannot be his puppet. What do you think?
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[VIDEO]: Hastily burying Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani is an insult to the military and the police and trivializes their sacrifices, former president Fidel V. Ramos said.
Ramos’s PC Role
Ramos was the head pf the Philippine Constabulary who was accused of the abuses done by few of its members. Instead of taking responsibility for their mistakes, Ramos blamed then-president Ferdinand E. Marcos and joined the Edsa revolution that ousted the strongman.
Ramos is not for PNP
Ramos is not in the position to talk how the military or the Philippine National Police felt. PNP Chief Bato headed the preparation for the burial and ordered his men to facilitate the military honors bestowed to the late president which is just proper and neat. This is following the law of the land.
Realization for the Duterte – Bongbong Marcos Tandem
It is very clear that Ramos did not do his homework when he convinced president Duterte to run for president during the 2016 elections. Duterte has been very vocal as far as his loyalty to the late president Marcos and making up for it with the son, Bongbong Marcos. How could Ramos think that Duterte would favor him instead?
Ramos should not Fear Duterte and Marcos
If Ramos is scared to be held liable for his role in the martial law abuses, he can have peace now. Duterte is vocal enough to say that he will not go after political criminals especially the aged ones. Bongbong Marcos also is for unity and healing and he knew that the Philippines will not benefit from prosecuting previous leaders just like what happened in the Aquino administration. Let’s all move forward.