Bury Marcos in landfill, Cebu protesters urge gov't

Annie Perez, ABS-CBN

Posted at Nov 15 2016 10:56 AM

Photo by Annie Perez, ABS-CBN News

CEBU CITY - Several groups urged the government Monday to bury the late President Ferdinand Marcos at the Inayawan Landfill, an open dumpsite here.

During a candle lighting ceremony at the University of the Philippines Cebu, protesters condemned the Supreme Court's (SC) decision to allow the burial of the Libingan ng mga Bayani, and said that the late strongman deserves to be buried under mounds of trash.

Sanlakas Secretary General Teoddie Navea said Marcos deserves to be buried with the mounds of trash after what he has done during the Martial Law era.

Marcos, who ruled as a dictator for 14 years, died in exile in the US in 1989, three years after a popular revolt ousted him from power.

Anti-Marcos groups are expected to hold another demonstration Tuesday where they will march towards the landfill and hold a mock burial for the former dictator.