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21 November 2016

Press Statement

Former Bayan Muna Representatives Neri Colmenares and Satur Ocampo, other Marcos Martial
Law victims from SELDA, and their counsels from the NUPL today filed with the Supreme Court a
Petition for Contempt against the Marcos family and the military who executed the hasty, shady
& tricky burial of the Dictator at LNMB even pending finality of the petition they first filed. They
prayed that the Supreme Court impose a fine against the respondents and require them to make
a restitution of all the public funds used for the burial. The Petitioners likewise prayed that the
Supreme Court detain or imprison the Respondents until they have satisfactorily cleansed
themselves of the contemptuous act or until such further orders of the Court.
Cunning is such a subtle adjective that describes the manner by which Ferdinand E. Marcos, Sr.
the Dictator was buried last 18 November 2016. The penalties under the Rules of Court for
contempt is not and will never be enough to pay for the grave injustice this dastardly and
cowardly act has caused to the Filipino people and history.
The Respondents may have successfully buried Ferdinand E. Marcos, Sr. at the Libingan ng mga
Bayani for the meantime, but the tyrant can never rest in peace. For at six feet under and even
deeper, the ground will move, shake and rattle with the indignant cry of the Filipino people, with
the words that will exorcise whatever is interred in there and forever immortalize his
character: Marcos, Hitler, Diktador, Tuta!
Atty. Neri Javier Colmenares
NUPL Chairperson (0917) 835 0459

Atty. Ephraim B. Cortez

NUPL Secretary General

Atty. Cristina Yambot

NUPL Public Information Officer