MANILA, Philippines?Half of Filipinos want former President Ferdinand Marcos buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayani, the national heroes? cemetery, a survey by the Social Weather Stations released Wednesday found.
The First Quarter 2011 Social Weather Survey, conducted on March 4 to 7, asked 1,200 adult respondents nationwide, ?In your opinion, is the body of ex-Pres. Marcos worthy to be buried in the Heroes Cemetery or not??
Fifty percent viewed that Marcos is ?worthy to be buried in the heroes cemetery,? while 49 percent said that he is ?not worthy.? The remaining one percent had no answer.
Those who said the late dictator was worthy of being laid to rest in the Libingan ng mga Bayani were further asked, ?Do you think he deserves a burial with official honors or a private burial only??
Of the 50 percent, 30 percent said he should be ?buried with official honors,? while the remaining 20 percent said ?private burial only.?