President Rodrigo Duterte repeated his purposes behind permitting late president Ferdinand Marcos’ burial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in the midst of opposition from a few groups.
While visiting the wake of soldiers killed in conflict with communist insurgents in Davao City, the President said the late president is qualified for burial at the heroes’ cemetery in Taguig City being a soldier and previous president.
“I will allow Marcos to be buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. He was a soldier. He was there to fight for his country,” he said, and that he will let the Marcos family choose when to bury their dead.
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A report from the Philippine Star said the family plans to bury Marcos on September 18 after he gave the go signal.
Former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. explains that the burial of his dad is still in the “planning stage.”
Duterte said that he will fulfill his campaign promise of permitting Marcos’ burial at the Libingan.
The younger Marcos even met Duterte in Davao City around a month after winning the presidential elections.
The remains of Marcos have been lying in his hometown of Batac, Ilocos Norte since his death in 1989 which is open to the public to see.
Different groups demonstrate disapproval to Duterte’s proclamation and spoke to the president to rethink his position.