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Duterte wants to be buried beside his parents

/ 12:55 AM November 02, 2016
President Rodrigo Duterte. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/JOAN BONDOC

President Rodrigo Duterte. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/JOAN BONDOC

If the time comes, no Libingan ng mga Bayani for him.

“Susmaryosep, pagtalunin pa tayo dyan (We might be subjected to debates). It would be a terrible thing,” President Rodrigo Duterte said on Tuesday night in reaction to a reporter’s question if he would like be buried at the Heroes’ Cemetery.

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Among the issues why the President has been getting a lot of negative criticisms was his approval of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos’ burial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.

READ: Hero or not, Marcos may be buried at ‘Libingan’, Duterte insists

Duterte said he’d rather be buried beside his parents.

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“The greatest honor a man can have is to be buried from where he came from. Katabi nanay at tatay ko,” he said in a televised press conference at his parents’ mausoleum in Davao City Public and Roman Catholic Cemetery late Tuesday.

“Here, pwede na ako dito,” he said, showing a vacant portion of the mausoleum.

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