SC re­jects pe­ti­tion ques­tion­ing ju­ris­dic­tion of Mar­cos burial case

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THE Supreme Court (SC) has de­nied a pe­ti­tion that ques­tioned its author­ity to al­low the burial of the late pres­i­dent Fer­di­nand Mar­cos at the Libin­gan ng mga Bayani.

In the SC's ses­sion on Tues­day, SC spokesper­son Theodore Te said the high court de­nied out­right the pe­ti­tion dated Novem­ber 22 filed by pe­ti­tioner lawyer Con­rado Man­i­cad.

Man­i­cad's pe­ti­tion ques­tioned the ju­ris­dic­tion of both Pres­i­dent Ro­drigo Duterte and the SC to de­cide on the Mar­cos burial is­sue.

Vot­ing 9-5-1, the Supreme Court in a rul­ing dated Novem­ber 8 dis­missed all the pe­ti­tions seek­ing to stop the gov­ern­ment's plan to bury the late strong­man at the heroes' ceme­tery in Taguig City. The Mar­cos fam­ily and the mil­i­tary on Novem­ber 18 sur­prised the na­tion af­ter it pro­ceeded with the burial, de­spite the lack of fi­nal­ity of the SC's de­ci­sion.

Still pend­ing be­fore the SC are the pe­ti­tions filed by the hu­man rights vi­o­la­tion vic­tims dur­ing the Mar­tial law to ex­hume Mar­cos' re­mains at the LNMB.

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