Aug eight, 2017 @ 22:35

Malacañang on Tuesday hailed the Supreme Court’s affirmation of its earlier resolution permitting the burial of the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos on the Libingan ng mga Bayani (LNMB), saying it’s now time to unite and transfer ahead in the direction of nation constructing.

“We acknowledge the decision of the Supreme Court as the final arbiter of all legal questions. We hope the matter on the Marcos burial at the Libingan ng Mga Bayani will finally be laid to rest, and that the country will move forward as one united nation working for a comfortable life for all, law and order, and lasting peace,” Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella mentioned in an announcement despatched to reporters.

The SC on Tuesday, voting 10-5, upheld its ruling junking petitions in opposition to the burial of Marcos on the LNMB, because it junked separate motions for reconsideration (MR) that sought to overturn its resolution.

The excessive court docket junked the MRs “with finality,” because it affirmed its Nov. eight, 2016 ruling.

No cause was given for the denial of the reconsideration pleas filed by a number of petitioners, together with former Bayan Muna Rep. Satur Ocampo and Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman.

Those who voted within the majority are Associate Justice Diosdado Peralta, the Justice of the Peace who penned the ruling, and Associate Justices Prebitero Velasco, Jr., Teresita Leonardo-De Castro, Lucas Bersamin, Mariano Del Castillo, Jose Mendoza, Estela Perlas-Bernabe, Samuel Martires, Noel Tijam, and Andres Reyes, Jr.

Like in its first ruling, the dissenters have been Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno and Associate Justices Antonio Carpio, Marvic Leonen, Francis Jardeleza, and Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa. (PNA)