Duterte unmoved by Marcos' fake war medals, records


Posted at Aug 12 2016 08:51 AM

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MANILA - President Rodrigo Duterte is undeterred by the findings of the National Historical Commission that the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos faked his military records during World War 2.

The Commission has said Marcos' claims of medals and the guerrilla unit he founded were not corroborated by the National Archives of the US.

Duterte, who has allowed Marcos' burial at the Libingan ng Mga Bayani. said the Philippines should not adhere to the dictates of American history.

He said Marcos should receive a burial fit for a former soldier. "You need only to be a president and a soldier. We are not debating about heroes here. That's the law. We cannot go out of the law," he said.

ANC, August 12, 2016