Philippine Congress Needs Say On Marcos Burial: Ex-president


Philippine Congress needs say on Marcos burial: ex-president

MANILA, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 13th Augst,2016) -The Philippine Congress must decide whether late dictator Ferdinand Marcos is buried in a heroes' cemetery, the ex-president said Saturday. Fidel Ramos' remarks appeared to contradict the controversial decision of firebrand leader Rodrigo Duterte to allow Marcos, who has been accused of massive corruption and human rights abuses, to be buried in the Heroes Cemetery despite a widespread outcry.

"I said officially, let the people decide.

Who are the people? Our representatives and senators now sitting in Congress," said Ramos, who served in the military under Marcos until turning on him in 1986. He suggested that elected lawmakers issue a resolution about Marcos' burial, saying it would reflect the will of the people.