Facebook has taken down TV5 journalist Ed Lingao’s post against former President Ferdinand Marcos’ burial at the “Libingan ng Mga Bayani” (Heroes’ Cemetery). Lingao’s post supposedly violated the social networking giant’s community standards.

Lingao questioned the decision of President-elect Rodrigo Duterte to allow the remains of the late dictator to be buried in the cemetery for heroes. Duterte has said that he allowed it because he believes that it would start the healing process of the country, which includes moving on over the issue.

“YOU WANT him buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayani?” Lingao’s Facebook post on May 24 read. “Very well , but on the headstone, put the name William Saunders. That is the name he used to open his first Swiss account, that later mushroomed to a dozen.” 

“So really, who should move on and allow healing? The thousands who were victimized? The prosecutors (who are) still looking for another five billion dollars in hidden wealth? Or a family that chooses to ignore all this by funding a macabre quarter-century spectacle at the family mausoleum in Ilocos because it simply insists that the patriarch be buried a hero. Who is really holding the nation hostage here? And so, really, who should move on?”   Lingao added on his post.

The TV5 journalist disclosed that the same statement he posted has been taken down three times and he was barred from posting any status for a day.

Lingao said that Facebook taking down his post was ridiculous knowing that the content was subdued and the points were reasonably argued.

He also accused the site’s community standards as not being “well thought out,” The Philippine Daily Inquirer reported.

Journalist Inday Espina-Varona said that her brother, Nonoy Espina and other media colleagues found their Facebook accounts also suspended after sharing Lingao’s post.

Meanwhile, Ken Teh, Facebook media partnerships in the Asia Pacific region, said that they are now looking into the matter.

Here’s the full statement of Inday Espina-Varona: