Statement of Sen. Bongbong Marcos on the Libingan ng Bayani pronouncement of incoming President Rodrigo Duterte:

24 May 2016

We are deeply grateful to the statement of our incoming President Rodrigo Duterte favoring the burial of the late President Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. It has always been our family's position that it is our father's right under the law to be buried there being a soldier and a former President of this country.

Our campaign has always been towards achieving unity to move the country forward. And it is this kind of pronouncement that we hope could end the decades of divisiveness that have been imposed upon us by our leaders.

We would like to thank President Duterte for this kind, rightful and healing gesture.