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SC: Western Bicutan part of Libingan ng mga Bayani

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The Supreme Court has put an end to a 14-year-old dispute over several lots at Fort Bonifacio in Western Bicutan, Taguig City, that were being claimed by residents and the government agency managing the Libingan ng mga Bayani.

Posted: June 22nd, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Palace declares ‘open house’ for orphans, youths

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Malacañang has declared an “open house” on Monday for orphans and youth to symbolically “reclaim” the Palace for the people in commemoration of the 27th anniversary of the 1986 Edsa People Power Revolution.

Posted: February 24th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Arroyo won’t visit parents’ grave due to poor health

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Former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. AP FILE PHOTO

Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will no longer push through with the scheduled visit to her parent’s grave at the Libingan ng mga Bayani because the trip might worsen her condition, her lawyer Anacleto Diaz said Wednesday.

Posted: October 31st, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Heroes losing land to squatters at Libingan

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GRAVE THREATS. Clusters of shanties competing for space within the Libingan ng mga Bayani property could be clearly seen along its perimeter walls in Taguig City. ARNOLD ALMACEN

A senior lawmaker on Saturday sounded the alarm over the proliferation of informal settlers at Libingan ng mga Bayani (Heroes’ Cemetery), the final resting place of former presidents, war veterans, ranking military officers, notable government officials and national artists.

Posted: October 13th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Laurels at all cost

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Come Sept. 21, it will be 39 years since Ferdinand Marcos clamped on rule-by-bayonets. Martial law would save the Republic from collapse, he perorated without blinking. A 14-year dictatorship followed.

Posted: September 17th, 2011 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Stark ‘math’

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If they kill me, they’re out in two years.” Exiled Benigno Aquino offered that stark “math” in Boston to friends spooked by his plan to fly to Manila in a bid to meet the ailing dictator Ferdinand Marcos. Perhaps a direct appeal to the isolated Marcos could usher in peaceful change, he argued. Ninoy’s allies [...]

Posted: August 20th, 2011 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Not funny, AFP says of couple’s Libingan ng mga Bayani shots

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Maybe they wanted to convey that the act of getting married was heroic… who knows? A soon-to-be-wed couple has drawn the ire of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) for conducting a “wacky” prenuptials photo shoot at the Libingan ng mga Bayani that spread on social networking sites and online forums this week. AFP [...]

Posted: July 8th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino junks hero’s burial for Marcos

BURIAL FOR A PRESIDENT. Philippines former first lady Imelda Marcos looks at the glass coffin of her late husband former president Ferdinand Marcos in Batac, Ilocos norte province north of Manila on March 26, 2010, prior to the start of her election campaign sortie in the province. Mrs. Marcos ran for Congress and won a seat in the May 10, 2010 elections. AFP FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III on Friday ruled out a burial for dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the national heroes’ cemetery in Makati City. “Not during my watch,” he said. Mr. Aquino told The Associated Press in an interview that he was finalizing a decision on his Vice President’s proposal to bury the strongman with military honors [...]

Posted: June 18th, 2011 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Aquino: No hero’s burial for dictator Marcos

President Benigno Aquino III said he has ruled out burying former dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Manila.

Posted: June 17th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Schizo borders

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Ferdinand Marcos’ remains shouldn’t be interred in Libingan ng mga Bayani,  Vice President Jejomar Binay wrote. For “service as a soldier,” Marcos could be accorded military honors—within Ilocos Norte. “Solomonic,” gushed Binay’s apple polishers. Or is this just political  schizophrenia? This controversy has rankled since 1993. After People Power exile,  Marcos’ embalmed corpse has been [...]

Posted: June 7th, 2011 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Binay formula: Marcos burial with full military honors in Ilocos

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BURIAL FOR A PRESIDENT. Philippines former first lady Imelda Marcos looks at the glass coffin of her late husband former president Ferdinand Marcos in Batac, Ilocos norte province north of Manila on March 26, 2010, prior to the start of her election campaign sortie in the province. Mrs. Marcos ran for Congress and won a seat in the May 10, 2010 elections. AFP FILE PHOTO

Vice President Jejomar Binay has recommended to President Benigno Aquino III the burial of the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos’ remains in his native Ilocos Norte, with full military honors, the Philippine Daily Inquirer has learned. A Palace source, who asked not to be named, confirmed that Binay had made such a recommendation. Edwin Lacierda, the [...]

Posted: June 4th, 2011 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Business group opposes Marcos burial at heroes’ cemetery

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MANILA, Philippines—The Makati Business Club is strongly opposing all attempts to bury deposed President Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (Heroes’ Cemetery), saying his legacy to the country is nothing heroic. In a letter addressed to Vice President Jejomar Binay, MBC chairman Ramon del Rosario Jr. said the business group opposes the passage [...]

Posted: June 2nd, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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