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Marcos to be given military honors at Libingan—Army

/ 02:12 PM August 12, 2016
Ferdinand-Marcos-frozen remains -- AFP--Ted Aljibe

Former first lady Imelda Marcos kisses the glass case that contains the frozen remains of former dictator and president Ferdinand Marcos on July 2, 2014. AFP FILE PHOTO

The Philippine Army on Friday said it already received last Aug. 10 the directive for the interment of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos Sr. at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.

The Army said they were directed to provide “all necessary military honors accorded for a President.”

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“Based on the directive, the Army is required to provide vigil, bugler/drummer, firing party, military host/pallbearers, escort and transportation, and arrival and departure honors,” the Army said in a statement.

READ: Malacañang: Marcos to be given burial fit for a President

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“Philippine Army has designated a protocol officer to make lateral coordination with the family of the late former President Marcos on the details of the interment plan,” it added.

The directive was signed by Rear Admiral Ernesto C Enriquez, deputy chief of staff for reservist and retiree affairs, under the command of Armed Forces of the Philippines chief General Ricardo Visaya.

Malacañang last Sunday directed the military to “undertake the necessary planning and preparations” for Marcos’ interment, saying he was qualified to be buried at Libingan as a former President and soldier. RAM/rga

READ: Duterte gives go-ahead for Marcos burial at Libingan

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