Ferdinand Marcos given hero's burial in the Philippines



    Ferdinand Marcos given hero's burial in the Philippines

    Nov 18, Manila: Despite public opposition, Ferdinand Marcos, the late president of the Philippines, has been buried in a heroes' cemetery in the capital in a ceremony shrouded in secrecy.

    The ceremony began at noon on Friday with a 21-gun salute as soldiers in parade dress and ceremonial rifles stood to attention at the Cemetery of Heroes in Manila, after Marcos's body was secretly flown to the venue in an apparent effort to avoid protests.

    "There is a sense of doom here, coming from protesters who oppose the burial. They say Marcos was a thief until the very end. He cheated his way to power and killed many people," Al Jazeera's Jamela Alindogan, reporting from the military-run cemetery, said.

    The Supreme Court ruled last week that Marcos could be entombed in the cemetery, where former presidents, soldiers and national artists have been interred.

    The Oslo Times International News Network

     
     

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