Imelda: Marcos on the side of truth

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 19 2016 01:43 PM | Updated as of Nov 20 2016 12:49 AM

Congresswoman Imelda Marcos at the wake of Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago at the Cathedral Grottos in Quezon City on Friday. File/Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

MANILA - The family of the late President Ferdinand Marcos and their supporters from Ilocos Norte returned to the Libingan ng mga Bayani to offer mass to the Marcos patriarch.

"Finally, nagawa na din natin ang hinihiling niya," said former senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. who noted that it is only right and fitting that the first visitors of his father's grave are Ilocanos.

The senator thanked their supporters and offered an apology for keeping the burial private.

 

"Marami po kaming balita na ang balak ay manggulo. Ang kinakatakutan namin sa lahat ay may masaktan na tao," he said. 

"Napakaganda naman ng naging seremonya - very dignified, very solemn kagaya ng kanyang hiniling sa atin," he added.

Marcos' wife, Ilocos Norte Representative Imelda Marcos, likewise expressed her gratitude to their supporters.

“Malaki ang kanyang karangalan, sabi niya, na makapagsilbi sa bayan na isang presidente. Pero sa kanya, ang pinakamahalaga na kanyang maiaalay sa kanyang bayan ay bilang isang sundalo ,” the former First lady said.

“Alam ko si Ferdinand ngayon na matatahimik na na nandito siya sa Libingan ng mga Bayani. Ngunit alam ko marami pa tayong haharapin.”

“Alam ko na si Marcos ay nanindigan sa katotohanan and if you’re in the side of the truth, God is in your side,” she said.

Marcos was hastily buried on Friday, sparking protests from various sectors who opposed his burial at the Heroes Cemetery.