MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – No, it’s not what you think. Ramos and Enrile are very much alive. Only Marcos is dead.
For almost the entire period of martial law, Juan Ponce Enrile (now a senator), served officially as Martial Law administrator and Defense Secretary in charge of all the armed forces’ services during that time. Fidel V. Ramos, who later became President of the Philippines, was director of both the Philippine Constabulary (PC) and Philippine Integrated Police (PIP) during the Martial Law days. The two of them commanded the soldiers and police, who allegedly committed horrible human rights abuses during that regime.
So before Ramos and Enrile became adversaries of Marcos, all three were close allies. They were, in fact, considered the triumvirate of the Martial Law regime.
When Marcos is eventually buried in the Libingan Ng mga Bayani, it is rumored that Enrile and Ramos will lead in the interment ceremonies, paying their final tribute to their former boss and fallen hero.Hence, the three will be reunited — albeit one dead and two living.
It will be truly a historic scene at Libingan Ng Mga Bayani … At Iba Pa.