WATCH: Weeping Imelda accepts flag at Marcos burial


Posted at Nov 21 2016 01:34 PM

MANILA - A weeping Imelda Marcos was seen accepting the Philippine flag at Friday's burial of the late tyrant Ferdinand E. Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani, new video clips showed.

In new videos of the burial publicized by the Marcos family, the widow in black is seen shedding tears as she accepted the Philippine flag from Army officials.

Afterwards, lawmen were shown saluting the tomb before the Marcos family dropped flowers on the casket.

Another video posted by Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos features a Mass for her father.

Marcos' remains were flown in from Ilocos Norte before 12 noon last Friday, and buried thereafter at the LNMB with military honors. No announcement was made prior to the interment, which caught the public by surprise and caused a series of protests in different parts of the country.

Critics -- including the thousands of people who suffered human rights abuses under his two-decade rule -- insisted that the Supreme Court decision allowing the burial was still subject to appeal and that Marcos did not deserve to be interred alongside heroes.

They have urged the high court to hold the Marcos family and key officials in contempt of court for the "hasty, shady and tricky" burial. An opposition lawmaker also filed a motion to have the strongman's body of exhumed for a forensic examination.

Anti-Marcos groups are set to mount a massive mass movement on Friday when President Duterte, who gave the green light to the burial, comes home from the APEC Summit in Peru.