Robredo disapproves of holiday for Marcos’ birthday: Ba’t kailangan siyang ipagbunyi ng bayan?
Vice President Leni Robredo has frowned upon President Rodrigo Duterte’s decision to declare a holiday in Ilocos Norte for the 100th birth anniversary of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos.
Facing reporters in Bulacan Monday (September 11), Robredo said she sees nothing wrong if Marcos’ birthday is celebrated– as long as it’s only by his family.
“Ang nakakalungkot lang, na ginagawa itong national holiday, or parang celebration para sa buong bansa, kasi parang kinakalimutan natin yung lahat ng kasalanan na nagawa sa taumbayan,” she said.
Robredo noted that the Marcoses have yet to return their ill-gotten wealth more than three decades after the former President was ousted from power. This, she said, was an indication that the Marcoses have yet to show their remorse for the sins they committed against Filipinos.
“Pero hanggang ngayon walang ganoon. So bakit kailangan nating ipagbunyi bilang isang bayan iyong naging buhay ng yumaong pangulo?” she asked.
Duterte declared September 11 a special non-working day in Ilocos Norte to allow its residents to celebrate Marcos’ birth centennial.
The Marcoses marked the former President’s birthday with a short program at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.