MANILA -- Following the clandestine burial of the late President Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani on Friday, Ilocanos took to social media to air their reactions.
But contrary to popular belief, Ilocanos are not unanimous about the controversial burial in the heroes' cemetery.
A number of Ilocano netizens opposed the burial, adding that not everyone from northern Philippines are Marcos supporters and apologists.
Meanwhile, some netizens were overjoyed that Marcos, or Apo Makoy as they call him, was finally laid to rest in a place where three presidents and thousands of great soldiers are buried.
In a press conference held at Villamor Air Base in Pasay City, the dictator's eldest daughter Imee apologized to her father's supporters who were not able to attend the burial, which they had been waiting for for almost nearly 3 decades.
"Hindi man namin kayo kasama ngayon, hinding hindi namin malilimutan ang inyong pagmamalasakit at matinding sakripisyo upang mapatupad ang makasaysayang pagtitipon na ito," she said.
"Sa libo libong nagmahal at nagmamalasakit sa aming pamilya, kasama namin kayong nangarap at nanalangin sa halos tatlong dekada na makita ang araw na ito kaya naman ako ay humihingi ng dispensa at pag-unawa na lamang ninyo sa naging pasya ng aking pamilya na gawing payak, pribado at taimtim ang paglibing sa aking ama," she added.