On ‘secret’ Marcos burial, netizens made sure their feelings were heard

/ 04:17 AM November 20, 2016

As soon as word got out that the remains of ousted authoritarian President Ferdinand Marcos were sneaked into the grounds of Libingan ng mga Bayani, the hashtags #MarcosNOTaHero and #MarcosBurial filled social media. One columnist’s tweet chiding millennials with “You weren’t even born yet” easily became fuel to the fire.  Here are a few of those tweets.

@beachmeister: “Pilipinas, ganyan ang estilo ng mga magnanakaw. Traydor. #MarcosNOTaHero


@iamsuperbianca: “Like a thief in broad daylight” is the new “Like a thief in the night.”

@karlacorpuz: All Philippine flags should be at half-mast because something died today. #MarcosBurial #MarcosNOTaHero


@leecandelaria: Calls for propriety at this point are just insensitive. Let people air their dissent and disgust whatever way possible!

@tahoboi: I want to do the same. But remember … “When they go low, we go high!”

@tonyocruz:  How did Filipinos react to Marcos’ martial law? With cleverness or resignation? Think, read and remember. In the answer lies our redemption.

@raissawriter: Dear Armed Forces, you just honored a “soldier” who used his guerrilla name to hide loot in Swiss banks bit.ly/2g4dpoR

@PioVGarciaL: The tomb has a Presidential Seal. And you thought he was going to be buried as a soldier there, right?

@Lhen090909:Tapos na ang LNMB, next target OVP. ?? #GalawangMagnanakaw  #HukayinSiMarcos #MarcosBurial #MarcosNOTaHero

@jay_beltran: I wonder if his epitaph reads: Here: Lies. #MarcosBurial #MarcosNOTaHero #NeverForget


@gangbadoy: Today is the ONLY day I am actually happy my mother lost her memory. Alzheimer’s is a good zone right now. My heart. My heart.

@philatypus: Don’t ask for national healing when you yourselves are the reason why we will never heal. Mga hipokrito. #MarcosNOTaHero

@keempsh: Mas bayani pa si Bayani Agbayani. Mas hero pa si Hero Angeles. Punyeta. #MarcosNOTaHero #DuterteResign

@YelAbogado: With great power comes greater temptation to abuse it. To whom it should concern, p*ina niyo po. #MarcosNOTahero

@tinbalbido: Until the end, he acted the same & got the same result-no respect from the Filipino people. #MarcosNOTaHero #NotAHero #MarcosBurial

@nicapasugnod: I’m an ilocano, but I don’t think former President Marcos deserves to be buried at the Libingan Ng Mga Bayani ?? #MarcosNOTaHero

@jeck_batallones: How can we trust this government?  #MarcosNOTaHero

@mlizada: Somebody upload a Google Doc sign up sheet for the shifts on when to pee on the grave. Sign up should be until the year 2116.

@HecklerForever: Maging ang kahuli-hulihang sandali, NAKAW. #MarcosBurial #MarcosNOTaHero

@teddycasino: The responsibility for the Marcos burial lays solely at the feet of Pres. Duterte. His decision was absolutely wrong and condemnable—COMPILED BY RAMON ROYANDOYAN, SOCIAL MEDIA SPECIALIST

@bettinajose: Today, my country failed me miserably but my generation showed me that hope is not lost..

@jonathanyabut: MOVE ON MY ASS. You armchair warriors know nothing. #MarcosNotAHero

@marcans16: Nailibing na sa LNMB. Nailibing na din ba ang nakaraan? Ang mga hinagpis at paghihirap noong diktaturya? Sana hindi. Sana #MarcosNOTaHero

@KinoRodrguez: Most annoying argument ever: “You weren’t even born yet.”  Please. Don’t talk to me. #MarcosNOTaHero

@ginoilagz: Kahit saan pa ilibing yan, alam naman natin kung saan ang punta ng kaluluwa niya! Actually, matagal na siguro siya dun. #MarcosNOTaHero

@SungEmpress: My dad came of age during WW II. He raised a family during Martial Law. All he knew was oppression & silence. So I’m speaking up for him.

@BiteMe_Celina10: Not born yet in ’86. But i knew what my parents stood for that time. Today, I stand in their place. As they did for me. #MarcosNOTaHero

@samanthasotto: Today is not just about protesting the burial of Marcos. It’s about showing the Gov’t that we will NEVER allow another dictator to rise.

@diarriaa: If you think I care too much about #MarcosNOTaHero, unfollow. Now. Di ako apathetic kagaya mo.

@bloodyvints: Hope I’m not the only one who feels that the Philippine government betrayed me. #MarcosNotAHero

@MrFrankBaraan: I thought patriotism & empathy died last May. I was wrong. Today proves that patriotism & empathy are still alive & kicking. #MarcosBurial

@PilosopoTanya: As we chanted “Busina busina, para sa hustisya!” earlier, a Jollibee rider kept honking loudly. Not all heroes wear capes. #MarcosNOTaHero

@GeneMercadooo: Welcome to the Philippines, where the educated are mocked and branded as “brain washed elitists.” #MarcosNOTaHero

@airizcasta: Baby Boomer Righteousness is all over FB & it makes me wanna puke. Sorry but calling us “brainwashed” kids won’t SILENCE us. #MarcosNotaHero


TOPICS: Ferdinand Marcos, Libingan ng mga Bayani, Marcos burial, Marcos dictatorship, netizens, President Marcos
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