Protesters Agree To Compromise On Marcos Remains: Exhume, Exorcise, Rebury

img_7054MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Finally, Filipinos have an opportunity to move on regarding the controversial burial of Ferdinand E. Marcos in the Libingan Ng Mga Bayani (LNMB).

Earlier, National Union of People’s Lawyers (NUPL) secretary general Edre Olalia said his group will file their motion in the Supreme Court  to cite in contempt the Marcos family and officials of the Philippine Army and the Philippine National Police and that they be fined and imprisoned.

Olalia, representing  former Bayan Muna Representatives Satur Ocampo and Neri Colmenares in the petition against the burial, said court rules allow them 15 days to appeal the decision. Since they received an official copy on Nov. 11, they supposedly have until Nov. 26 to file a motion for reconsideration.

But the Marcoses proceeded with the military interment rites on Nov. 18, sparking spontaneous protests.

Due to the turn of events, Olalia said the NUPL will not only ask the Supreme Court to overturn its decision allowing the burial but also order the exhumation “and probably even exorcism” of the dictator’s remains from Libingan.

An exorcism is an attempt to evict demons or spirits from the body of a human being. Belief that demons can be evicted follows automatically from belief in demons capable of possessing people. 

Olalia said that once the demons are evicted from Marcos’ remains, he will no longer be the same “evil dictator” that many knew him to be.  He can then be re-buried in LNMB, Olalia added.

Time to move on, indeed.

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