Marcos children firm on ‘Libingan’ burial

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BATAC City—For the Marcos children, they are sticking by a commitment they made 18 years ago: to bury their father, the strongman Ferdinand Marcos, as a hero at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.

“Nothing has really changed about our position since we returned home in 1993,” Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. said in Filipino.

“We said our father deserved it being a soldier, who received many medals for fighting in the last war, and for being our longest running president, so he must be buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.”

“But it’s not up to us. Malacañang has to tell us what it wants to do with our father’s remains,” he said.

Ilocos Norte laid out a full day of activities on Sunday to commemorate the 94th birthday of the late dictator, who died in Hawaii in 1989, three years after being deposed in a people’s uprising.

Governor Imee Marcos said Malacañang has not yet reacted to the recommendation made by Vice President Jejomar Binay, who was tasked by President Aquino to decide on the merits of burying Marcos as a hero.

Binay had announced here in August that talks with the Marcos family and a survey had convinced him that the late strongman should be buried in Ilocos Norte.

“The Marcos family has already agreed to have the burial in Ilocos Norte,” Binay said in the presence of Ilocos Norte Representative Imelda Romualdez Marcos at last month’s launching program for local housing projects. But the Marcoses have disowned Binay’s assessment.

“Nothing has happened. There are press releases (on the Marcos burial) but we have not received anything official,” Bongbong said.

Camarines Sur Gov. Luis Raymund Villafuerte, who was a family guest during the celebration here, said he would lobby members of the Governors’ League of the Philippines to pursue a hero’s burial for Marcos.

Villafuerte and the Camarines Sur officials entered a sister province agreement with Ilocos Norte on Saturday to promote exchange programs on tourism, agriculture and technology, among other things, between the two provinces. “Camarines Sur owes a huge debt of gratitude to Ferdinand Marcos for the Maharlika Highway that now connects Bicol and Metro Manila,” Villafuerte told officials at the sisterhood signing ceremony.

Villafuerte, vice chair of the governors’ league, said he wanted to pass a resolution stipulating that Marcos’ only burial place should be the Libingan ng mga Bayani.

Busloads of people from Cagayan, Isabela, Tarlac and Rizal trooped here to see the former President. Imee decorated the room housing the glass casket bearing Marcos’ waxen remains with white roses. A small lit flame burned in an urn near the foot of the coffin.

The Marcos children said they have no knowledge as to how their father’s remains have been preserved. When asked, they said they “do not know the science” that kept the late dictator in a waxen state.

“Binay should let us bury him now. Our lives won’t be complete unless we bring him to Libingan ng mga Bayani,” said Elsa de los Reyes of Morong, Rizal, one of the more than 200 Marcos supporters who visited the mausoleum.

Marcos’ widow, Imelda, now Ilocos Norte representative, played a more dominant role earlier when the Marcos family went to Sta. Monica Church in Sarrat town where a Mass was dedicated to the late President.

She was received by a phalanx of black-shirted men and women who saluted her, while drums and a flute played in the background. In his homily, Fr. Weldy Butuan, the parish priest, spoke about the need for forgiveness.

“When we can’t forgive, it’s like we are prisoners. (The absence of forgiveness) is the chain of anger… Or a desire for revenge,” Butuan said.

“We must never refuse forgiveness,” Butuan said, citing the human reflex to seek punishment first before asking for an apology.

“Is Jesus telling us right now, ‘No more excuses?’” Butuan said.

Bongbong and Imee Marcos also attended the Mass, accompanied by members of the Friends of Imelda Romualdez Marcos, some of whom came in buses from as far as Tarlac.

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  • Anonymous

    Papayag na ako ilibing si Marcos sa Libingan ng Bayani, basta isabay na rin sina Gloria, Mike at Mikey Arroyo.

  • Anonymous

    If they are bent on having FM’s remains buried at the :Libingan ng mga Bayani, then they better wait until Bongbong becomes president  – and if he can’t, when someone in their next next generation and so on. I do not think Pnoy is a fool to let that happen now.

    This statement from Bongbong that one of the reasons his father should be buried as a hero was the fact that he was our longest serving president is preposterous. That he overstayed  the position is ithe precise reason he should not be buried there at all.

    • http://twitter.com/MarLouWang Marlou Wang

      Wow naman, Dong! pinangarap mo bang maging presidente si Bongbong??? Ano’ng palagay mo sa mga pilipino??? SANGKATUTAK NA MGA TANGA! Mag-isip ka naman!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    “…they “do not know the science” that kept the late dictator in a waxen state….”

    Simple. It is wax, that’s why it’s in waxen state.

  • Anonymous

    I know they are speaking from principle but what is the big deal? They consider it as vindicaton or redemption? If it were my father, I would prefer him to be in the cemetery of his birthplace. But it’s just me.

  • Anonymous

    marcos’ family, just like the dictator himself, cannot be trusted to keep their word. They are suppose to have buried the corpse right after bringing it here in 1993.

  • Anonymous

    KUNG ako lang ang masusunod, ni hindi nakatuntong ng PH yang mga Marcos na yan at lahat ng kasangkot nila sa pagpapahirap ng bayan!  Binigay ang daliri, pati buong katawan gustong kunin….tipikal sa mga ganid na tao.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZDWT46ZRHZRJPI7UASWJMXMGKE Alen

    can somebody throw a grenade or pouir gasoline to this “salot” to end it all. it’ been agonizing to read this everytime.

  • http://twitter.com/MarLouWang Marlou Wang

    Imelda, Imee, Bongbong, huwag niyo nang pilitin pa na malibing iyan sa Libingan ng mga Bayani! Nakalimot na nga ang mga mamamayan, tapos ngayon bubuhayin niyo pa uli ang galit at sama ng loob nila.

  • Anonymous

    This issue should be burried already, in Tarlac! Or anywhere but Libingan NMB. Marcos family is so shameless to keep asserting their desire to have him buried where he does not belong!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FM3LD5Z6OYGAK2ER6MJCBKDQR4 Antonio Leon

    Oh come on, just let them do it.  Let bygones be bygones.  Anyway, the presidents after Marcos did not do any better.  In fact, they were worse than him.  We can not deny the fact that Marcos was still our former president.  Let us just give him the burial place befitting a president & let him rest in peace.  And please don’t misunderstand me.  I am not a Marcos loyalist.  In fact, I voted for Cory at that time.  It’s just that now I have the opportunity to compare Marcos with the other presidents after him and I did not find anybody who did better than him accomplishment-wise.

    • John

      Yes we could let bygones be bygones….But no Libinganng mga Bayani burial.  What did he do to deserve a place in there? Did the family made any amends to their wrongdoings to the Filipino? DID NOT!!

    • Anonymous

      befitting a president?  how about being the greatest theif, being a dictator, where he should be buried?  I think he should be eaten by the largest crocodile. In fact, he was a croc himself when he was a dictator of the country.

      • Anonymous

        you want the croc to die a humiliating death? :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/atejadasr.1 Abraham Tejada Sr.

    Hindi naman bayani tatay nyo, bakit nyo gustong mailibing na isang bayani? Agbain kayo man basit.

  • Anonymous

    the dictator marcos family should return all the loot that the dictator got from the Ph which were sent to the banks in switzerland, which the government of that country confirmed!  there is no forgiveness without restitution and restorations, ok? the whole world knows about those loot of dictator marcos, you can search that in the guinness book of world record, ask them! he was never a hero but real great villain!

  • Anonymous

    “Libingan”, in english means cemetery or house of the dead.
    Now, they affix Bayani to Libingan ,medyo pinaganda. Ayaw pumayag dahil para lang ang Libingan sa mga Bayani and Marcos is not a hero but a traitor.

    But Libingan is an ordinary cemetery, a mass grave for unknown soldiers who died in the war. If Marcos is known as famous or infamous, it does not matter for he will be buried to the unknown. Meaning will be in company of unknown and he will be unknown.

    Sometimes a word is a problem.
    Just like the word apology, a sympathy to those who were killed in Manila hostage yet Pnoy and his men interpreted  the word as State’s act of guilt.

    Apology and Libingan…two words unpleasing to the ear of the President.
    Two words of sympathy and dead but connote different meaning. but discriminating  to the dead.
    I remember when words are being taken seriously, the always advice is….
    Salita lang yan, pasok sa tenga labas sa kabilang tenga.

  • Anonymous

    ipakain nalang ninyonkay lolong,baka iyan lang ang hinihintay kainin ni lolong,isama na ninyo ang mga arroyo,at enrile.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VMUBJCKMXMR5CVQITA4KEXNURA Mang Dolphy

    Tutal sinasamba naman ng mga ilokano yang bangkay na yan, bayaan na lang doon. Wag na galawin. Di naman siguro aabutin ng 300 taon yan mabubulok din yan. O di kaya, antayin na lang nya si Imelda, tutal malapit na naman. Di naman siguro magbabato yang ulyanin na yan sa mundo. Pagtabihin na lang silang dalawa. Puede rin antayin na land sila Imee at Bongbong at ihilera na lang doon sa lugar. Mas maganda tignan di ba> Matutuwa sigurado ang future generations ng mga Ilokano.

  • Anonymous

    binaboy na rin lang ang libingan ng mga bayani dahil kay reyes sige isunod na si macoy, at si pandak pag namatay din, si abalos, si jocjoc, dalawang gonzales na timang, defensor at lahad ng alagad ni pandak kasama na pamilya niya…..

  • Anonymous

    Libingan ng mga Bayani o ang paglilibing ay hindi na uso ngayon.
    Lahat pinapaliit kasi nga takaw espasyo, uso ngayon space saver. Kita nyo ang monitor, tv, ipod, components, cell phone, pinaliit at pinanipis na dahil nga takaw space. Besides, dumadami ang tao, kumokonti ang space.
    Pero ang usefulness ganoon pa rin.

    Kaya dapat kay Marcos, Cremation which is the trend nowadays, space saver na environment friendly pa.

  • John

    Forgiveness could be readily given to the late President, however, no Libingan ng mga Bayani for him.  He does not belong there.  Bayani means you gave a legacy and your life for the people.  Why do the family could not be content jut to bury their dead in a decent burial….They haven’t even asked for forgiveness to the Filipino people.  They are still enjoying the wealth purged from the blood of the Filipino people.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IZMN3VW5HICSJ7IV5ZYAKDLBWQ Lucas

    First and foremost, Marcos should be remembered as a corrupt dictator with a mean streak of human rights violations. The martial law regime, after all, necessitated a revolution and changes to the constitution to make sure that history does not repeat itself. To leave all of that behind, to hail him as a hero of this nation, means you’re not learning from the past. 

    His family (particularly Imelda Marcos) is still in power, despite not returning the bulk of their ill-gotten wealth; this shows the immaturity of the political sphere. Let’s not add even more insult to injury and bury him a hero while his victims and their families still live. Preferably, let’s never bury him a hero, because he has proven that he isn’t, and any excellence on his part was not due to love of the nation, but his quest for power.

  • Anonymous

    If FM qualifies and complied with the requirements for burial in LB ,what’s holding the process.Plain politicking or hate and vengeance?

    • Anonymous

      It not hate and vengeance, it’s justice for the Filipinos, including you.

    • alienpatriot

      If Marcos complies with requirements for hero status, what does it say about the requirements? Murderous dictators are heroes?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2BLVKWQR77VJKMEZWS4GIMLGOY Edzel

      A soldier should be buried in a place fitted for a soldier. Be he is a hero or not.  They are fools to call Ninoy and Cory Aquino heroes.  If they were heroes why were they not buried in Libingan ng mga Bayani?  Because they were not soldiers.  Rizal is a hero but he was not buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. So as Bonifacio, Mabini, Del Pilar and the rest of our national heroes.  Libingan ng mga Bayani is a burial site for soldiers.  Give a soldier his true resting place. Give him an everlasting peace.

      • Anonymous

        Edzel,
        Do you know that the name of the cemetery is “Libingan ng mga Bayani”? I do not see a thing that says “Libingan ng mga Sundalo”. Malaki ang pakakaiba ng dalawang ito.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2BLVKWQR77VJKMEZWS4GIMLGOY Edzel

        Because Libingan ng mga Bayani is a misnomer.  Were Rizal, Bonifacio, Mabini and the rest of our national heroes buried there?  No because they were not soldiers. They are calling Cory and Ninoy heroes but they were not buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. Only a moron cannot understand that Cory and Ninoy were not soldiers. Angelo Reyes was buried there because he was a former soldier.  Ferdinand Marcos was a former soldier, so give him his final resting place so he can have an everlasting peace.

      • Anonymous

        Edzel,
        You contradict yourself too much.Don’t you realize Cory was once the Chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines?
        The reason those heroes were not burried there is simply because Libingan ng mga Bayani did not exist yet at the time of their death. Get your facts straight.

      • antonioluna

        so be it, ilibing si marcos doon at palitan na lang ang pangalan at gawing “LIBINGAN NG MGA TIWALI”.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ETNUG6HPDQOSLORHMP6IHT4XDU ricky

        try to bury marcos at the Libingan and people will remove him there. this moron and filthy dictator does not deserved to have an everlasting peace for the hundreds and thousands of people he killed or murdered by him or his cronies during the martial law years.. simply put, marcos does not belong there!

      • Anonymous

         there many filipino war veterans (from the katipuneros to the vietnam war and the mindanao campaign) currently buried in public cemeteries / paupers’ grave who deserve to to be re-interred in the libingan ng mga bayani compared to marcos. marcos may be a soldier during world war to but his exploits are more of a fiction than fact and he is more of a war profiteer than a war hero.

  • rnold rmada

    I think Villafuerte has been kissing the Marcoses’ behind too much. This guy is in denial as to what Marcos did to the country. As for the war medals which his children claim, they were certified bogus according to the US government.
    Why don’t we wait for Haiti’s baby docs’ demise and bury both of them together.

  • Anonymous

    Isabay na rin yung mga anak at si emilda mismo sa libingan ng mga bayani, ay walang problema diyan.

    Burying the dictator in the LnmB is just like telling to the next generation a history of lies.  The generations to come will wonder, how come a dictator is a hero?  That is what the marcos children are adamant, to bury the greatest thief in the heros’ place to subvert the turth.

    Isang malaking dura para sa mukha ng bangkay ng diktator!

  • Anonymous

    Sa mga npa at komunista, sa totoo lang wala kayong pakinabang sa bayan.  Kung gusto ninyong may magawa para sa bayan, kung pweding tapunan ninyo ng granada at bomba ang bangkay na iyan para tapos ang problema ng mga marcoses sa pagpalibing, tulad ng ginawa ninyo sa pagpasabog sa rebolto niya sa la-union.
    Siguraduhin lang ninyo na puputok ang granada o bomba na gagamitin ninyo.

  • Anonymous

    Nasaan na yung mga mahilig mag coup d’etat, bakit hindi ninyo pasabugin ang bangkay ng dakilang magnanakaw.  Yun ang dapat ninyong gawin at hindi yung mag-aklas sa loob ng hotel.

  • andrew lim

    To the Marcos family: Please do not insult the country. Your father chose to do evil instead of good.

  • Anonymous

    These unrepentant marcoses(PWE) really are stupendous exemplars of impunity, kapal nang mukha, tigas nang loob, at kawalaan nang hiya!
    That parish priest butuan, should first ask his parishioners, the marcoses(PWE), if it is not high time that they repent, return all the monies they stole, seek the nation’s forgiveness, and, wear sack cloth on their sorry persons till they go to God.
    And, if they truly honor their dishonorable ferdinand(PWE), they should stop dicking with his waxen carcass. And, just bury it in their grandiose ilocos backyard.
    The gall of these douche-bags!!!

  • Anonymous

    “We said our father deserved it being a soldier, who received many
    medals for fighting in the last war, and for being our longest running
    president, so he must be buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.”
    More like a MAKAPILI who profiteered during the war with a vast majority of his medals awarded to him AFTER the war. The longest running president not by election but by martial law. Luis Taruc even though the communist that he is deserves to be buried in the Libingan ng mga Bayani compared to Marcos. Were the Marcoses ever repentant of what the injustices they did? NO! They still foolishly believe that they are the true saviors of the country.

  • alienpatriot

    I remember when I first heard of Ferdinand Marcos. It was almost 30 years ago. I was put in charge of my local Amnesty International branch campaign to help his victims. I was not in the Philippines but in an English-speaking western country. I met Pinoys for the first time. They were university students just like me but they were unable to return home for fear of death or torture. Raffy had already had family members murdered by the regime. Most had friends who had been tortured. These were ordinary, educated Pinoys – the basis for a new generation of Pinoys but their government was hunting them down. I remember the day that Marcos was overthrown. They were able to tell me their family’s addresses in Philippines for the first time. They could return to Cavite and Quezon city and, in one case, Iloilo. These addresses made littIe sense to me then as I had never been in this country but I know them now. I think of them now because I wonder about how they feel about honoring Marcos. I think that, like me, they must be horrified.
    I wonder if Germany would like to build a monument to Adolf Hitler. I think not. Cambodia does not wish to honor Pol Pot. Marcos did not kill as many as these men but the nature of his rule was the same. Marcos was not a hero. He was a dictator, tyrant and murderer. He had to be forced from power.
    How can the Philippines ever move forward until it is prepared to deal properly with its past? What message does it send to young Pinoys if we say evil should be rewarded with a hero’s status? When we tell people to do right for their country it will ring hollow if we honor those who did wrong. That honoring Marcos is even considered is disgraceful.
    For those innocent people who suffered under Marcos, this possible honor for the dictator is a massive insult. My friends of almost 30 years ago would naturally feel insulted. When Cory took power they saw a new dawn of justice. I remember one guy having “laban” tattooed on his arm. Maybe he was naive but he was honest and loved his country. How could my friends have dreamed that the man who oppressed them would be given hero status? It is obcene.

    • Anonymous

      imelda(PWE) and her get(PWE) are obscene to the marrow! and, so are those who cling to their lies.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LCFUBGZX4XZEOECYMWX2IBTDWQ Andres

    yes sir, please forgive and let them bury mr. marcos at the libingan ng mga bayani. he deserves it. he was also a public servant and let us not be personal about the matter or if you cannot decide then let the people decide by a yes and no vote as my suggestion.

    • Anonymous

      ogag!

    • antonioluna

      forgive? hingin mo yan doon sa mga taong binaboy at inagawan nila ng ari arian noong martial law, hingin mo iyan doon sa mga taong nawalan ng mahal sa buhay, hingin mo iyan doon sa mga kamag anak ng mga taong nawawala noong martial law at hanggang ngayon ay hindi pa natatagpuan.

    • NEIL MCNALLY

      Oh dear..for how many centuries will the Filipina people go on “forgiving and forgetting”…no wonder poor Noy Noy has an almost impossible task to turn the Country around to heading for honest and transparent government.F.Marcos’ remains are best remaining where they are..with the family who still want to think of him as a saint rather than a despot.

    • alienpatriot

      If Marcos deserves the honor, who does not deserve it? How many must you torture and/or kill in order to be deemed undeserving. Even if you forgive him, is it necessary to forget? I would hope that the Philippine people demand higher standards of their public officials. How can the standards be improved if looters and killers are honored?

  • Anonymous

    Wala na ko ibang maitatawag sa pamilyang to kung hindi makapal ang mukha, walang hiya o sadyang hanggang ngaun diyos pa ring ang tingin sa sarili. Dapat nga lahat ng mga ari arian at pera ng mga yan kinamkam na ng gobyerno, e. Mahirap kasi sa mga pinoy madaling makalimot. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5STEU22AD7YRHQSB6RE56ZDSYA J

    Suggestion to Binay ang Marcos Family:
    1. With due respect sobra na tagal burial ni Lakay Ferdie.
    2. Oo kaya niyo magbayad ng kuriente ng refrigerated crypt pero kung inilibing niyo na ang kanyang katawang lupa magagamit na iba yung power at makakabawas pa sa global warmin.
    3. Ibaling na lang sa iba ang energy niyo sa kahihintay na pumayag ang mga taong nasaktan.
    4. Kahit naman mailibing siya na bayani marami pa rin ang galit sa kanya.
    5. Limot na siya at karamihan sa mga kabataan ngayon bale wala sa kanila.
    6. Idonate niyo na lang sa mga mahihirap yung nagagastos niyo sa maintenance ng burol.

    Note: Talo yung mga Mummy sa Egypt pyramids na nakabalot lang samantala si Lakay Ferdie e may air condition.

  • NEIL MCNALLY

    The Marcos children(what a name to have to live with) wish to know what to do with their infamous father’s remains…hmmm,I’d better just keep quiet lest this comment does not go online.

  • Anonymous

    bayani ba yun pinatalsik ng taong bayan? naman!

    ngapala, dun sa mga pro-marcos kuno na hindi nakaranas ng martial law at nabasa lang ito sa wikipedia o napanood sa documentary sa telebisyon. better shut your piehole. 

  • http://twitter.com/bigg_dawg big dawg

    ang bayani is namatay para sa bayan, si Marcos ang pumatay sa bayan. Binura ni ng kasakiman ng pamilya marcos lahat ng ginawa niyang mabuti. 
    NEVER NEVER NEVER BURY THIS DICTATOR SA LIBINGAN NG MGA BAYANI!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Y74B6RY5N37I5JG2KAFGKGFPFA F**kinMO

    Yes am ok too bury him in LB cemetery in one condition including all the Marcos’s family, the Arroyos their minions the known and unknown crocodiles in the Government too. So we get red in them in one swipe.

  • antonioluna

    hindi na lang nagpasalamat itong pamiyang ito na hindi sila inabutan ng taong bayan sa malakanyang, dahil kung hindi sila iniligtas ng kano, wala ng pagtatalunan sa ngayon, baka lahat sila napatay noong oras na iyon at malamang malibing silang lahat ng walang palatandaan na sila ang mga nakalibing.
    maari sanang ilibing ang kanilang ama sa libingan ng mga bayani dahil sa naging sundalo noong panahon ng hapon pero hindi yaon ang layunin nila, ang layunin nila para ilibing ang tatay nila sa libingan ng mga bayani ay para ipakita sa atin at sa buong mundon na walang syang pagkakamali kahit na sya ay naging diktador, walang syang pagkakamali kahit na marami ang napariwara noong martial law, wala siyang pagkakamali kahit na nalugmok ang ating ekonomiya dahil sa pagnanakaw nya at ng kanyang mga alipores.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SNPXIOVJFKA63HESWAATP62OKA chris

    ang kapal ng pamilyang ito.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Brando-Pascual/100002132017262 Brando Pascual

    Ferdinand Marcos lived and died a hero!  He was a brave soldier. He fought the Japanese while most of  his political nemesis of his age were running away from the Japs.  They accused him of bombing Plaza Miranda, an incident that was found many years later as the handiwork of the NPA.  They accused him as the mastermind in the killing of Ninoy. He was not dumb for he knew he would die politically.  And, yes he died politically!  They accused him of raking in people’s money.  But to this day, no clear evidence have so far legally knocked down any of the Marcoses.  There was progress during his time…but interrupted by the political maneuvers of the Left and the political oppositions. You ask your parents who are aged 55 and up and they will say yes.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4QAIR53YIPJLMPSQJZTOJIGBVI Jaz

      There was progress during his time…but interrupted by the political maneuvers of the Left and the political oppositions.- And not to mention the……The U.S. and the CIA 

      • http://twitter.com/bigg_dawg big dawg

        i’d like to know how old you are, you seem ignorant of what really happened. i have to admit he was good at first, but greed and paranoia ate him up, thus erasing all the goods things he’s done. 

      • Anonymous

        What progress? Stealing the money and gold of the country and deposit them in Swiss, Hong Kong and Australian banks. Before marcos came to govern, the Philippines was second only to Japan in terms of economy. When marcos was booted out, the Philiipines was second from the bottom, only a notch higher than Bangladesh. And how many did marcos caused to be killed during his dictatorial regime? His death squad was the metrocom under the command of another ilocano. I saw the excesses then, I saw the human rights abuses and I saw the arrogance of the ilocanos during the heydey of that evil marcos. Now his evil children would like him to be declared hero? He was never a hero. He had a buy and sell business during the war, buying steel junks and sell them to the japanese who converted them to fragmentary components of ammunitions,
        My father never heard his name when they were in Kiangan. Marcos was a fake guerilla, he was not a hero then, and he proved to be a villain who caused too much misery to the Filipino people.

      • alienpatriot

        It seems ridiculous to suggest that the US and CIA in particular were disruptive to progress made by Marcos when both were instrumental in maintaining his regime in power. THe US policy at the time was to do whatever was best for the US and Marcos was seen as a pro-US leader. Marcos could not be seen as having his progress disrupted by the US when his hold on power depended upon US patronage.

    • antonioluna

      i tell what, he should have meted what mussolini had, luckily he and his family were saved by those american i d i o t s. marcos was the number one recruiter of NPA, its number ballooned during his time. yes no clear evidence how he had gotten his wealth just like the arroyos did.
      he should be buried like how mussolini was.

    • Anonymous

      Maybe your parents but my parents say NO!!!

    • Anonymous

      Which progress are you talking about? Yun bang instead na bigas, mais kinakain namin? Mag isip ka nga gunggong!!!

    • Anonymous

      and I said NO!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SNPXIOVJFKA63HESWAATP62OKA chris

    To Gov.Villafuerte, the people of Camarines Sur owe Marcos and his family nothing. What was use to build that highway is the taxpayers money, not a single cent from the Marcos family. They have yet to return majority of what they”ve stolen.

  • Anonymous

    Bongbong Marcos said on behalf of his siblings & mother that his father deserve burial in the Libingan because he was a soldier and received many medals fighting in the last war and he was the longest running president. Didn’t senior Marcos tell his junior that all those medals were fake? It was confirmed by no less than the U.S. Military who has the authority to reward all those medals that they were fake. Feigning ignorance, this Bongbong? Yes, the Apo was the longest running president. It’s because he declared martial law. And for being the longest running president he qualified into the Guinness Book of World Records (with your Nanay, Bongbong) as the Grand Thieves (US$10Billion). Again, feigning ignorance, Bongbong? That makes you the son of Grand Thieves, man. Or you don’t know nothin’, man!  

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RDZ7KREBNJIMRKELHGQ54POYQY ™seVen™

    A dictator who wrecked havoc and chaos in the nation for an interminable term to be buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayani? Kalokohan!

    One, who restricted the Filipino of their rights, who cast nightmares in their sleep (if they ever had) during the horror of the Martial Law, a hero? Katangahan!

    One, who dared play god and take the lives of those who stood up for the Nation and the Filipino, who watered the land by not only the blood, but also the tears, of the Filipino, to be considered a hero? Kabastusan!

    It is, at the very least, unjustifiable. It is, at the very most, unjust.

  • Anonymous

    Again the Marcos Clan are just testing the water, if the Filipino people will accept them back again. Imelda, Bongbong and Imee should learn that they will never win in a clean election, for sure they paid corrupt election officials to tamper their ER. Let us always Guard our Country…ang Lupang Hinirang…Perlas ng Silanganan!!!…   

  • Anonymous

    What part of the three conditions did the marcosses had agreed with Fidel Ramos cannot understand?

  • Anonymous

    Lord forgive this villafuerte for he does not know what he is doing..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TAUKBEGETQRNYFFOLMGSVEFCCI Noron Jamel

    These Marcos children and kins are all HALLUCINATING! Di wag na nilang ilibing magpakailanman si Marcos eh!!!! Hero ba ang isang DICTATOR? ONLY IN THE PHILIPPINES!

  • Anonymous

    Part 2: PH gov’t bestowed Marcos’ body military honors in 1993 – Rafael AlunanJune 15, 2011 · 3 CommentsNo need for anything more My exclusiveBy Raïssa RoblesRamos’ cabinet secretary, Rafael Alunan, told me the Philippine government has already given Ferdinand Marcos’ body military honors in ’93I turned to Alunan to confirm the preconditions that his former boss, President Fidel Ramos, had told me earlier.I also wanted to further clarify the issue of whether the dead dictator’s remains were already accorded military honors upon its return in 1993.Alunan was the Department of Interior and Local Governments (DILG) Secretary to whom Ramos had entrusted the task of representing the Philippine government in negotiating with Imelda Marcos the preconditions for allowing the body’s return to the country.Alunan replied to my questions, using his Blackberry:hello raissa. i was told you called my office earlier. i can confirm what FVR said because he tasked me to talk to Mrs Marcos regarding those three points: fly the remains of the late-President directly to Ilocos Norte because we didn’t want a political spectacle in Metro Manila had he been flown here for obvious peace and order reasons; military honors befitting the rank of major which he held in the USAFFE (full military honors was out of the question given the harsh judgment of history on him here and abroad); and a quick burial there instead of at the Libingan ng mga Bayani which Mrs Marcos wanted or failing that, somewhere in Antipolo where a memorial would be built in his honor.Alunan explained why the Ramos government gave these terms:It was a difficult moment for the (fledgling Ramos) administration. which was pushing its peace and development agenda, that needed all hands on deck working together towards that goal, after reeling from the disastrous effects of martial rule, the coup attempts during Cory’s incumbency and the brownout years that, combined, set back the country’s socioeconomic development. I need not belabor the point why the Marcos agenda was unacceptable.

  • Anonymous

    Part 2: PH gov’t bestowed Marcos’ body military honors in 1993 – Rafael AlunanJune 15, 2011 · 3 CommentsNo need for anything more My exclusiveBy Raïssa RoblesRamos’ cabinet secretary, Rafael Alunan, told me the Philippine government has already given Ferdinand Marcos’ body military honors in ’93I turned to Alunan to confirm the preconditions that his former boss, President Fidel Ramos, had told me earlier.I also wanted to further clarify the issue of whether the dead dictator’s remains were already accorded military honors upon its return in 1993.Alunan was the Department of Interior and Local Governments (DILG) Secretary to whom Ramos had entrusted the task of representing the Philippine government in negotiating with Imelda Marcos the preconditions for allowing the body’s return to the country.Alunan replied to my questions, using his Blackberry:hello raissa. i was told you called my office earlier. i can confirm what FVR said because he tasked me to talk to Mrs Marcos regarding those three points: fly the remains of the late-President directly to Ilocos Norte because we didn’t want a political spectacle in Metro Manila had he been flown here for obvious peace and order reasons; military honors befitting the rank of major which he held in the USAFFE (full military honors was out of the question given the harsh judgment of history on him here and abroad); and a quick burial there instead of at the Libingan ng mga Bayani which Mrs Marcos wanted or failing that, somewhere in Antipolo where a memorial would be built in his honor.Alunan explained why the Ramos government gave these terms:It was a difficult moment for the (fledgling Ramos) administration. which was pushing its peace and development agenda, that needed all hands on deck working together towards that goal, after reeling from the disastrous effects of martial rule, the coup attempts during Cory’s incumbency and the brownout years that, combined, set back the country’s socioeconomic development. I need not belabor the point why the Marcos agenda was unacceptable.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TAUKBEGETQRNYFFOLMGSVEFCCI Noron Jamel

    Ok mas ok sigurong may COMPROMISE – ISOLI NILA (MARCOS CHILDREN, IMELDA, KINS AND CRONIES) LAHAT-LAHAT NG NINAKAWA NILA SA KABAN NG BAYAN, BUHAYIN NILANG LAHAT ANG MGA BIKTIMA NG MARTIAL LAW, DITO SA MINDANAO – LAHAT VICTIMS NG MASSACRES – JABIDAH, MILEB AND MANILI, TO MENTION A FEW! PAG KAYANG GAWIN UN NILA BONGBONG “UNG-UNG”, IMELDA, IMEE, IRENE, ETC. OK NA ILIBING SA LIBINGAN NG MGA BAYANI SI MAKOY!!! AT BAKIT NAKISAWSAW SA ISSUE NA YAN SI VILLAFUERTE, PARA MAKALIMUTANG MAY NAG-FILE SA KANYA NG GRAFT SA PROBINSIYA NIA!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2BLVKWQR77VJKMEZWS4GIMLGOY Edzel

    Bongbong Marcos for President in 2016.

    • Anonymous

      No, not for another crook.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_22PRRPV4XKOOIC5TBS2ZLT7PZQ Tirador Ngbuwaya

    Marcos was DRIVEN away by his own people! Papanong naging bayani yan? Grabe namang kapal ng mukha ng nagsasabing hero yan. . .

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2BLVKWQR77VJKMEZWS4GIMLGOY Edzel

      Who is saying that Marcos is a hero?  Libingan ng mga Bayani is a burial site for soldiers and not for heroes.  The Yellow Army considers Ninoy and Cory Aquino heroes.  Why were they not buried in Libingan ng mga Bayani if they were heroes?  Because you are a moron not to understand that Ninoy and Cory Aquino were not soldiers. Give a solider his true resting place so he can have an everlasting peace.  Hate and vengeance are things only a diffident and unassertive person can have.

  • Anonymous

    Ako payag ako na ilibing si Makoy sa Libingan ng mga Bayani basta MALALIM talaga ang pagka-hukay para tumagos yong butas hanggang Cuba (eto yata katapat ng Pilipinas kung deretso ang hukay). Kung bisitahin yong kanyang gravesite e sa Cuba na lang sila pumunta dahil mas malapit doon.

  • Anonymous

    So what’s the fuzz with Libingan ng Mga Bayani? Let them bury their dead. These people who refuse are condemning themselves to unforgiveness that brings sickness and death and not life.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ETNUG6HPDQOSLORHMP6IHT4XDU ricky

      what’s the fuzz about the Libingan? if your parents and your bros were massacred by marcos’ secret army during his time and your sis were also raped by them, you will understand what’s this fuzz is all about..

  • Anonymous

    It is then hightime for the government or the Congress pass a bill to set up a “Libingan ng Mga Kurakot” in Sulu. If the famous dead man will in preponderance of evidence or elements of criteria showed convincingly as being the “Plunderous Thief or Corrupt”, he must be buried there. Bongbong’s and Villafuerte’s are no brainer in saying Marcos the longest serving president and a multi awarded soldiers. Longest precisely of his manipulation of the constitution with military’s unconstitutional support qulaifies his body to be in the Libingan ng mga Bayani. He is a thief , an extortionist and a murderer. Bong bong and Villafuerte should buttress these issues about Marcos first before “blindly” if not recklessly calling him a hero. Or to be fair, let the votes of the Social Studies teachers nationwide and political science professors in top ten universitities be heard on the issue : Is Marcos a hero or a Thief , Extortionist and Mass Murderer Rolled into One ?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XGRYJTY5W5U2NNQW74DFP3AF3M Manuel

    Let’s be done with this issue, just bury the dead! Let’s move on and be done away with the curse of the Marcos corpse!!!

    I object to L-Ray Villafuerte’s statement that Bicolanos owe a huge debt of gratitude towards FM for the Maharlika Highway. Truly this statement reeks of PATRONAGE POLITICS!!! If a government official builds, constructs a highway, then we can thank him for doing so but certainly not be beholden or owe him a debt of gratitude BECAUSE that is their JOB, or more aptly that is their DUTY.

    The Maharlika Highway is not a gift from Marcos, him signing or approving or releasing funds for its construction and instructing the DPWH to go ahead and build it was his DUTY to the Bicolanos to include them in the overall economic activity of the country linking provinces via roads infrastructure.

    L-Ray just like your father, you are a CERTIFIED TRAPO!!!

    HINDI UTANG NA LOOB NG SAMBAYANAN ANG NAGAWA NG SINUMANG PUBLIC OFFICIAL – DAHIL ANG INYONG SINUMPAAN AY ANG MAGLINGKOD – KAYA NGA SANA MAUNAWAAN NINYO ANG TUNAY NA KAHULUGAN NG PUBLIC SERVANT!!!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DH5D5H6XIXUJUHGMEHUWZFVIOU Dionisio

      hindi kaming mamamayan ang dapat tumanaw ng UTANG NA LOOB sa inyong mga POLITIKO dahil hindi naman PERA NINYO ang ginagastos  sa mga proyekto ninyo. KAYONG MGA GANID AT GAHAMAN NA POLITIKO ang dapat tumanaw ng utang na loob sa amin dahil parte ng pera namin na ibinabayad bilang buwis ay inyong DINUDUGAS at DINADAMBONG, kaya kahit wala kayong alam sa paggawa ng mga batas ay MGA DAPANG KAYURAN KAYO sa PAGTAKBO sa eleksyon at pag nanalo at naupo na sa pwesto ASUS BAWING KARYO KAYO sa mga nagastos ninyo. SUMPAIN SANA KAYO ng AMO NINYONG DEMONYO at ng MAISAMA NA NIYA KAYO SA IMPYERNO.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ETNUG6HPDQOSLORHMP6IHT4XDU ricky

    Should marcos’s soldiers massacred your family and raped your mother or sister, i don’t think u will vote for stupid Bongbong this coming 2016. read and study your history before giving a comment here. u are a disgrace to the Filipino people.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ETNUG6HPDQOSLORHMP6IHT4XDU ricky

    ang kakapal ng mga marcos children an ito at si Imelda! after raping the whole country for almost 3 decades, may gana pang magsalita ang mga ito at binutohan pa ng mga tarantado at bobong constituents! D ba nila alam na ang ipinapakain sa mga anak ng mga marcoses noong diktador pa ang tatay nila ay galing sa nakaw at pawis ng maraming pobreng Pilipino? Dapat sunugin na lang ang bangkay ng gagong diktador na ito at pagka namatay din and mga anak nito at si imelda ay sunugin din para makalimutan ng ng bansa ang mabaho at makatraydor na pangalan nila!   

  • Anonymous

    ano kayo sinuswerte!? kahit ibalik pa natin ang panahon…mas matindi noong panahon ni marcos.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ETNUG6HPDQOSLORHMP6IHT4XDU ricky

    Camarines Sur Gov. Luis Raymund Villafuerte as a former ally and crony of Marcos is a disgrace to the Bicolanos. Kagaya ng paggamit nya ng pera ng bayan na walang accounting, Marcos did not own the money for building roads, etc. Ganyan ang analysis ni Villafuerte kasi pareho alng silang mag isip ng apo niyang diktador. Sadyang taliwas ang pagkakaintindi ni Villafuerte sa pera ng bayan. Kay Villafuerte at Marcos, kanila ang pera ng bayan. Right now sa Bicol, malayo pa ang eleksyon, araw-araw ng me advertisement ang kanyang apo para sa pwesto ng pagka governor sa edad 20 something?!?!/  nakakahiya, sorang garapal at daya!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DH5D5H6XIXUJUHGMEHUWZFVIOU Dionisio

      di ba anak ni Luis ang gob ng camsur si Elrey. d ba magkaaway itong mag amang ito ng dahil sa puesto at pera? gusto ni Luis na BIYAKIN pa ang camsur kasi hanggang distrito lang siya at ayaw payagan ng anak na gob na saklawan ng ama ang buong lalawigan. sa tema ng angkan ni Luis ay mukhang GANID at GAHAMAN ang pamilyang ito pati nga si cong fuentebella kaaway rin ni gob pero kaalyado ni tatay Luis ano ba iyan ang gulo-gulo ng dahil sa kapangyarihan at pera iisang DUGO AT LAMAN AY NAGLALABAN at kung hindi naman ito totoo eh PAKITANG TAO lamang ito at para silang mga HUNYANGO.  kaya kayong mga taga CAMSUR aba eh MAG ESEP ESEP kayo sa angkan na ito na GUSTONG ANGKININ ang lalawigan ninyo KAYA sa susunod na eleksyon HUWAG na ninyong palawigin ang panunungkulan ng mga ito, KUNDI KAWAWA KAYO. getz nyo?????

  • http://joboni96.myopenid.com/ joboni96

    yung nanay nga ni aroyo
    nasa libingan ng mga bayani
    si marcos pa hindi

    i fought against marcos
    i fought for cory and noynoy

    let the people decide
    in a referendum
    in 2013

    it’s time to bury marcos
    and the era it represents
    it’s been a quarter of a century

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ETNUG6HPDQOSLORHMP6IHT4XDU ricky

    “Fr. Weldy Butuan, the parish priest, spoke about the need for forgiveness.” This priest should go back to the seminary and restudy JUSTICE AND FORGIVENESS. There is no forgiveness without justice and it is called RESTITUTION. Sabi ni Lord, bago ka humingi ng kapatawaran, isauli mo muna ang ninakaw mo sa mga taong ninakawan mo. Then forgiveness follows. Pati pari ay nagiging taliwas ang pag iisip kapag nabayaran. Eh kung isa kaya sa pinapatay ni Marcos ay kapatid ng paring ito, sigurado baka sindihan na lang nya ng kandila ang mga magnanakaw na ito. “black-shirted men and women who saluted her (Imelda).. Mga bobo at tarantadong loyalista!

  • Anonymous

    Burying Marcos in the Libingan ng mga Bayani is a political move of BongBong and Imelda. If the idiots in the Philippines will do that, then BongBong have all the reason to run for president, after all, his father is declared a hero! Idiocy in Philippines should be stopped by burying these supporters live in the Libingan ng mga Bayani inlcude the priests and pastors who preached in forgiving them wholesale without returning the looted billions of dollars.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_K2RI3LJVGNNED3XPMG7HVMIIO4 Herbert

    Moot and academic na ang paglilibing kay Marcos sa Libingan ng mga Bayani, kasi doon din inilibing ang katulad niyang corrupt na si Angelo ‘Gen. Pabaon’ Reyes. It can now be called ‘Libingan ng mga Bayani, at Dalawang Magnanakaw’.

  • Anonymous

    MAHAL NA MAHAL NG MGA ILOKANO SI MARCOS.

    KAYA DOON SIYA DAPAT MAJIBAON SA LUPANG ILOKOS.

    .

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mon-Mayuga/100000311601932 Mon Mayuga

    Most of his medals were/are fakes and that he ruled longest does not mean he deserved to be buried in a cemetery which are reserved for genuine heroes only.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DH5D5H6XIXUJUHGMEHUWZFVIOU Dionisio

    bakit ba ayaw ninyong mapalibing si macoy sa libingan ng mga bayani (kuno) eh hindi naman lahat ng nakalibing dito eh mga bayani, tulad ng pinakahuling inilibing dito si Heneral Angelo Reyes, BAYANI ba ito??? eh bakit dito inilibing. sa totoo lang simula ng mawala si MACOY NAGKALETSE LETSE na ang Pilipinas pati na ang kabuhayan ng mga tao. nuon kasi iilan ang mga MAGNANAKAW SA GOBYERNO. pero nuong mawala siya SUS DUMAMI ANG MGA KABRON AT MANDARAMBONG sa gobyerno,  humirap ang buhay ng mga pankaraniwang mamamayan. nuong panahon mi macoy magkano ang utang ng Pilipinas?  magkano ang itinaas ng mga utang na iyan AFTER MACOY hanggang sa ngayon??? aber nga??? after macoy may mga project na UBOS NA ANG BUDGET pero NI HINDI NGA NASIMULAN ANG PROYEKTO. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=632883527 Fernando Veloso Jr

    PAKAPALAN na talaga ang mukha at tibay ng sikmura itong mga MARCOS na ito, tulad ni GMArroyo, mga pamilya ng sinungaling at magnanakaw…Ano pa ililibing eh WAX na iyon? Di na nahiya at walang galang sa patay na hanggang ngayon ay patuloy na ginagamit para sa kanilang kapakanan…Sabagay, kanino pa ba magmamana kundi sa kanilang amang sinungaling at magnanakaw din…STOP USING THE DEAD!

  • Anonymous

    wala ka karapatan magpatawad at kalimutan ang nangyari nuong panahon ni macoy kung hindi ka naging biktima o mahal sa buhay ng biktima…….kung ikaw man ay biktima at o mahal sa buhay hindi ka lang nag-iisa dahil ang bilang niyo ay napakarami at isa na din ako dun…….walang kapatawaran na manggagaling sa akin hanggat walang tunay na pagtanggap ng pagkakamali at pagsisisi at kasama na dun ang pagsauli ng mga ninakaw na yaman kabilang na ang mga napasakamay ng mga cronies…….

  • Anonymous

    Ilibing na lang sa Libingan si Marcos.
    Sabi nga nila ang tunay na paghuhukom ay sa itaas. Kung may kasalanan man si Marcos, kay San Pedro pa lang haharangin na siya sa pinto at hindi papasukin sa langit.
    Kaya yan issue na to bury or not to bury sa libingan ay useless, kasi nga ang final judgment ay sa heaven.

    Kaya ingat ang mga sabungero katulad ni Pacquiao, may bantay na manok si San Pedro, pagdating sa taas, titilaok lang yan at alam na ni San Pedro ang sugarol na sabungero, kasi nga ang daming tandang na napatay sa tupada.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J5NJ4VMBYLGYCTAEQLKMQ3KGCQ jose

    Stop using the remains of the deceased as a political tool. He is already resting in peace. it has been more than 20 years since his death.moved on and bury his remain in Batatc. What good will the burial at LBM do. . People had made the decision.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J5NJ4VMBYLGYCTAEQLKMQ3KGCQ jose

    Stop using the remains of the deceased as a political tool , he has been long dead for more than 20 years. let him rest in peace. Bury him, the people have spoken

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1719103533 RM Hofileña

    Apparently they never learned their lesson! The Marcos family still insist on making their father a Hero, of which he is not. He has killed or ordered to kill enough of his fellow countrymen to be kicked out of his own country. He should have been hanged for the multiple sufferings he caused. In his regime he made the country POOR, financially and in national spirit. He engaged in perpetuating cronyism at the expense of the people’s back. He has done more harm than good. Genius as he was yet a puppet leader.

  • alienpatriot

    Maybe Marcos family can face criminal investigation first for what they stole and embezzled and for the murders they committed. Since Marcos was not an elected leader for most of the murders, his crimes are simple civilian crimes. Once his criminal side is dealt with, his burial can be considered. It would seem silly to give him a hero’s burial until the family returns what they stole. Lets deal with those matters first.

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