MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Speculation and rumor have flooded the Internet minutes after Spokesperson Harry Roque said that President Rodrigo Duterte will make an important announcement at 3 p.m. on September 11.
Will the President declare Martial Law nationwide? Announce a Revolutionary Government? Step Down? Announce the return of former Comelec Any Bautista? Revoke the revocation of Senator Antonio Trillanes Amnesty?
Well, speculate no more.
The Adobo Chronicles has learned from very reliable sources in Malacañang that Duterte will officially declare that former President Ferdinand E. Marcos is a National Hero.
Duterte’s signed proclamation all but legitimizes the burial of the late dictator at Libingan ng mga Bayani (Heroes’ Cemetery) which the President had previously authorized. It also mandates that beginning next year, September 11 will be national holiday throughout the Philippines to commemorate Ferdinand E. Marcos Day.
The biggest clue so far about Duterte’s looming announcement is that September 11 marks Ferdinand E. Marcos’ 101st birthday.
Perfect occasion for the hero proclamation.
The Adobo Chronicles tried to reach out to Raissa Robles, author of the anti-Marcos book, “Martial Law: Never Again,” but she could not be located. Is she now in hiding inside the Senate Building, like Trillanes?