Filipinos defy weather to oppose Duterte plan to give hero’s burial for Marcos

(From Philippine Star)

The late dictator Ferdinand Marcos was an “enemy of heroes” and his family should just bury him in their hometown.


Thousands gather at the Lapu Lapu shrine in Luneta Manila to protest the planned interment of the ousted dictator Ferdinand E. Marcos in the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Taguig City

Protesters delivered this message Sunday as President Duterte refused to budge on his decision to allow Marcos’ burial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani or heroes’ cemetery in Taguig.

Thousands gathered in heavy rain in Manila’s Rizal Park to denounce the Marcos family’s plans to move the dictator’s remains from his hometown in Batac, Ilocos Norte to the Libingan next month.

Several lawmakers attended the gathering, among them Sen. Risa Hontiveros who called Marcos an “unrepentant enemy of our heroes.” Read More

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