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4th petition filed vs Marcos hero’s burial

/ 11:50 AM August 22, 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 number of petitions questioning the planned hero’s burial for the late dictator Ferdinand E. Marcos increased to four on Monday, even as the government is required to comment on the legal challenges Monday morning.

The fourth batch of petitioners include 1971 Constitutional Convention delegate Heherson T. Alvarez, director Joel C. Lamangan, businessman Francis X. Manglapus, former Education secretary Edilberto C. de Jesus, columnist Belinda O. Cunanan, former National Commission for Culture and the Arts executive director Cecilia Guidote-Alvarez, Futuristics Society of the Philippines member Rex Degracia Lores, Sister Arnold Maria Noel, Carlos Manuel, University of Santo Tomas political science professor Edmund S. Tayao, Movement Against Political Dynasties chairman Danilo P. Olivares, actor Noel F. Trinidad, Jesus dela Fuente, lone witness to Ninoy Aquino assassination Rebecca M. Quijano, Fr. Benigno Beltran, SVD, social activist Roberto S. Verzola, former Ninoy Aquino Movement International secretary-general Augusto A. Legasto, Jr., and Julia Kristina P. Legasto.

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Named as respondents were Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff Gen. Ricardo Visaya, Rear Admiral Ernesto Enriquez and the Philippine Veteran Affairs Office. RAM/rga

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