Marcoses to mark first Undas since dictator's burial at Heroes' Cemetery


Posted at Oct 31 2017 03:54 PM | Updated as of Nov 01 2017 03:43 PM

The Marcoses visit the grave of former president Ferdinand Marcos on Wednesday, 01 November, 2017. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

MANILA- The family of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos will mark their first All Souls' Day commemoration at the Libingan ng Mga Bayani since the family patriarch's clandestine burial last year.

Col. Edmundo Suficienca, commanding officer of the Heroes' Cemetery said the Marcoses are scheduled to visit on Wednesday, Nov.1 and will hold a mass in the morning.

The former dictator was buried hurriedly at the esteemed cemetery in November last year, amid claims his family was embarking on a political revival despite thousands who suffered under his two-decade-long rule.

Before the burial, the Supreme Court rejected a petition by human rights victims to stop the transfer of Marcos' remains to the resting place of former presidents, national artists, and heroes of war.

President Rodrigo Duterte allowed the burial at Libingan, which was the late strongman's last wish, according to his family.

Also buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayani are 3 other former presidents whose graves have become an attraction for families visiting the cemetery.

They are former Presidents Elpidio Quirino, Carlos Garcia, and Diosdado Macapagal.

-report from Ron Gagalac, ABS-CBN News