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Philippine Information Agency - Marcoses firm on hero's burial

In The News
3 November 2011

By Cherry Joy Discaya | Philippine Information Agency

PIALAOAG CITY, Nov. 3 (PIA) -- For more than two decades, the body of the late President Ferdinand Marcos has been lying in a mirror casket in a mausoleum in his Batac hometown waiting to be buried.

Former First Lady and now first district representative of Ilocos Norte, Imelda R. Marcos, said in an interview that the Marcos family is still waiting for a miracle. They are still fighting for a decent and a hero’s burial.

“We will still fight that Ferdie will take his final rest at the Libingan ng mga Bayani, maybe not now but in the near future. I believe there is a divine purpose why Ferdie was kept this long” said the former First Lady.

Contrary to what VP Binay declared four months ago when he was assigned by Pres. Aquino to look into the matter, the Marcoses confirmed on having no final say on that.

Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos said, “We have not yet agreed on that, our family still counts on hero’s burial.”

Ilocos Norte Gov. Imelda “Imee” Marcos is also open in making public apology to Martial law victims. She reiterates that their family is open and has always been open in saying sorry to those people who believed they were victimized during his father’s regime.

The Marcos corpse is still visited by local tourists who want a glimpse of his body, most of them Marcos loyalists who want to pay tribute to the late president.