Former President Ferdinand Marcos can now be buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (Philippine Heroes’ Cemetery).
The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday, November 8, addressed every single lawful issue to a Marcos entombment, for quite a long time an issue that has driven a profound wedge in Philippine political life.
By a vote of 9-5, the High Court rejected petitions that tried to stop the entombment of the late despot. Relate Justice Bienvenido Reyes restrained from the case, diminishing to 14 the quantity of judges who voted.
Relate Justices Arturo Brion, Presbitero Velasco Jr, Diosdado Peralta, Lucas Bersamin, Mariano del Castillo, Jose Perez, Teresita de Castro, Jose Mendoza, and Estela Perlas-Bernabe voted for giving Marcos a legend’s internment.
Boss Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, together with Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio, and Associate Justices Marvic Leonen, Francis Jardeleza, and Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa disagreed.
Reyes has not referred to particular explanations behind his recusement but rather it was he who controlled the vow of President Rodrigo Duterte last June. He was Duterte’s crew sibling at the San Beda College of Law and a previous legal advisor of the group of previous president Benigno Aquino III.
The choice came as the SC’s developed existing conditions risk arrange – expanded twice in the past – lapses on Tuesday, November 8.