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Repentance and renewal SHE SAYS Dinah S. Ventura 04/25/2011

Monday, April 25, 2011

Repentance and renewal

SHE SAYS
Dinah S. Ventura
04/25/2011
It is the day after Easter, and here we are, mulling over an issue that still involves death and resurrection.

The issue is whether or not to bury the remains of former President Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (Cemetery of the Heroes). The debate has risen up once more, but unlike the Risen Christ, it seems more like a skeleton from a crypt in a horror movie.

(And anything “holy” about it is often muttered with a curse, but that’s beside the point.)
One thing is sure, this puts country’s 15th president on the spot. After all, it was the dead president who was mainly suspected of being the alleged mastermind of the Benigno Aquino II’s assassination over 25 years ago. Some might say the timing more or less sucks. For Benigno III, that is.

For how can he, son of the assassinated modern hero, allow the body of his late father’s arch-nemesis to rest in the resting place of heroes?.... MORE

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