Mike de Leon: ‘Off with their heads’
Often portrayed as reclusive and reticent in the media, award-winning filmmaker Mike de Leon breaks his silence on the Supreme Court decision allowing the burial of dictator Ferdinand Marcos at Libingan ng mga Bayani.
De Leon directed “Itim,” “Kisapmata” and “Batch ’81”— acclaimed films that tackled patriarchy and fascism: “My gut feel that there has always been a conspiracy of sorts between President Duterte and that sickening family has just been confirmed. Perhaps with a little dose of plunderer Gloria Arroyo thrown in and her SC appointees. It is clear that if ever the Marcoses return to power, Duterte is expendable. What’s next? The ouster of Vice President Leni Robredo? Maybe Edsa should have been a real revolution. You know, ‘Off with their heads!” Then, we Filipinos would have had a real catharsis. Kailan kaya matatapos ang salot na dulot ng pamilyang ito? Kaawa-awang Pilipinas.”—BAYANI SAN DIEGO JR.
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