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Gantihan: Support for Marcos hero’s burial is ‘payback’ for successors, says Teddy Boy

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Why is there even support at all for the burial of former dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the hallowed Libingan ng mga Bayani (LNMB)? Former Makati Rep. Teddy Boy Locsin Jr. thinks he knows why.

According to him, Filipinos who were disappointed by the outcome of the 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution are doing it for reprisal–a middle finger of sorts to Marcos’ successors who did not turn out to be any good for them.

“People on both sides of the EDSA divide expected a better life and did not get it. That’s the long and short if it,” Locsin said in his “Teditorial” on Tuesday night.

“Now they’re giving it out on those who should’ve given it. They’re standing up for those who took it away from them,” added the known Twitterati.

Locsin said that favoring a hero’s burial for Marcos at LNMB betrays a desire to get even “not for the man but for their disappointment with the people who followed him”.

“EDSA freed all our people but it also let the cronies keep their master’s wealth,” he added.

Ironically, Locsin served as legal counsel and speechwriter of the late president Cory Aquino, the one who was installed in Malacañang right after the strongman’s ouster. Save for Rodrigo Duterte, four presidents have succeeded Tita Cory, including his own son, Benigno Aquino III.

Locsin noted that Marcos was already dead anyway, “and that is the best revenge”.

Still, he acknowledged that the victims of the Marcos regime “can still raise hell” over the burial issue and the current Duterte administration “cannot stop them”.