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My resignation 'controversial'? Killling, stealing, abusing women: that's controversial - Diokno

Ex-NHCP chair Serena Diokno addresses the crowd at the People Power Monument protest against the Marcos burial at Libingan ng mga Bayani. BERNARD TESTA, INTERAKSYON.COM
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MANILA - Cheers, claps and whistles greeted former National Historical Commission of the Philippines chair Maria Serena Diokno before she spoke at the People Power Monument protest Wednesday against the burial of dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.

Diokno recalled being asked in an interview about her "controversial" resignation from the NHCP.  But, she insisted, what was truly controversial were the killings, stealing and disrespecting women - an apparent jab at President Duterte.

She lamented that falsehoods are now treated as true, and liars buried in the heroes' cemetery.

She said she was inspired by the youth who are now fighting against such falsehoods.

"Let's know our history, let's take it seriously," Diokno said.

The University of the Philippines-Diliman history professor also remarked that history used to be everyone's dreaded subject. But suddenly, after Marcos' Nov. 18 burial at LNMB, it seemed everyone knew their history.

Diokno said her fellow historians and social scientists are now planning to go around schools, offices and communities, in a bid to counter the advancing tide of revisionism.

She also took another apparent swipe at Duterte, saying someone was too hardheaded to listen.

This person, Diokno said, was too attached to his allies who are itching to return to power.