So Marcos ‘Is Now A Hero’. What’s Next?

The bust of the late Philippine strongman Ferdinand Marcos lies badly defaced Monday, Dec. 30, 2002 at Mt. Pugo, La Union province in northern Philippines, a day after it was ripped in a powerful explosion shortly after midnight Sunday. The explosion ripped off the eyes, nose, ears and most of the upper part of the bust but did not topple it from the top of a cliff overlooking the South China Sea, where it was erected in the 1970s, allegedly to immortalize the strongman who was toppled in a near bloodless "People Power" revolution in 1986. (AP Photo/Str)

So it’s true that nothing good happens on November 8th. Exactly to the day, three years after Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) devastated Visayas, nine of the fourteen Supreme Court justices voted to junk any petition against the burial of Ferdinand Marcos in the Libingan ng mga Bayani (LNMB). That effectively elevates Marcos to the rank of the hero. This is a…