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IBP chapters urge public to fight ‘distortion of history’ made by Marcos’s hero’s burial

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Various chapters of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) has called on the public to oppose attempts to “distort history” via the burial of late strongman Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (LNMB).

“It is now, more than ever, that we are called to resist and oppose any and all attempts to fabricate our nation’s history, distort truth, and suppress our people’s desire for social justice,” stated the IBP chapters from Luzon.

“Our history as a people in overthrowing a facist regime demands that we firmly stand for and with the people,” read their statement.

The groups also asked that “the entire legal community to remain steadfast in their convictions to stand by our oath and duty to uphold the truth, pursue genuine peace, justice, and freedom. ”

The statement was signed by IBP Southern Luzon Region Governor Bienvenido Somera Jr., Makati Chapter president Gil Roberto Zerrudo, Caloocan-Malabon-Navotas Chapter president Jonathan Mario Ibe, Rizal-San Juan-Mandaluyong Chapter president Ricardo Angeles, Laguna Chapter president Edgardo Marilim, Quezon Chapter vice president Rodolfo Zabella Jr., Marinduque Chapter president Rommel Fernandez, and Occidental Mindoro Chapter president Rene Grapilon.