MANILA – (UPDATE) The remains of the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos will be buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (Heroes’ Cemetery) on Friday, a police official said.
The body will be flown to Manila from Ilocos Norte province and will be interred by noon, said Chief Superintendent Oscar Albayalde, chief of the National Capital Region Police Office.
The Supreme Court on Nov.8 ruled that there was no basis to stop Marcos’ burial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani, which had been given the greenlight by President Rodrigo Duterte.
The remains are being transported via helicopter and are expected to arrive at the cemetery by 11:30 a.m., Albayalde said.
“Wala naman pong hininging specifics yung Marcos family. They want it it to be very very simple as much as possible yung maintenance lang ng peace and order,” he told DZMM.
(The Marcos family had no specific requests. They want it to be very very simple, as much as possible just maintenance of peace and order.)
The remains will be brought from the cemetery gate to the grave using a carriage, Albayalde said, adding security was tightened around the area.
“Iniiwasan nating may makapasok at babuyin ang puntod,” he said.
(We are preventing intruders who might vandalize the grave.)