Duterte: Marcos deserves to be buried at heroes’ cemetery
Dictator Ferdinand Marcos deserved to be buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayani, President Rodrigo Duterte said early Sunday.
“As a former soldier and former president of the Philippines, I see nothing wrong in having [former President Ferdinand] Marcos buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayani,” Duterte said during a press conference held past Saturday midnight in Davao city.
Duterte added his father was a member of Marcos cabinet.
The burial of the late dictator was reportedly scheduled on September 18 this year, as disclosed by his son and namesake, Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos before the weekend.
During the presidential campaign season, Duterte has been vocal in allowing the burial of the elder Marcos at the heroes’ cemetery, saying it’s time for the country “to move on.”
Subscribe to our daily newsletter
Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.