A Thief Even After Death

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Ferdinand Marcos was secretly buried at the Libingan ng Mga Bayani on November 18, 2016.  A thief in life, a thief in death, a thief after death.

Whether he was buried in Ilocos Norte, at La Loma cemetery, or in my backyard, Ferdinand Marcos will never be a hero.   His interment at the Libingan will not erase all the lies, deceit, malevolence in his lifetime.  His epithet will always be “Dictator, Murderer, Liar, Thief”.  His interment at the Libingan will not change his dark legacy but it will sully the honor, valor, and sacrifice of all our heroes in the Libingan.  A rotten apple in a blooming orchard of wondrous fruit.

Galen S. Altavas

Galen Altavas has worked in both the private and public sectors both in the Philippines and the United States, as a rural banker, fishpond operator, marketing manager, financial analyst, IT manager and IT project manager. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Ateneo de Manila University and an MBA in Finance from the Seattle University in Seattle, WA. He resides in Baybay, Roxas City, Philippines and Seattle, WA.