Hero’s burial my dad’s right – Bongbong


MORONG, Rizal: Vice presidential aspirant Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Monday said his father and namesake has the right to be buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (Heroes Cemetery) because he was a veteran soldier who fought during World War II and once the country’s leader.

“He was a decorated soldier and a former president. His bravery was recognized. He was president for some time. According to the rules, he has the right to be buried there,” the senator from Ilocos Norte told reporters.

He said his family is aware of the people and groups who are opposed to bringing to rest his father at the Libingan ng Bayani, including President Benigno Aquino 3rd.

“What are the rules for? The family has not changed our position. The rules have been established way before my father died. In fact, we have not done anything to promote our desire to have him buried there. But, we continue to hold on to that belief,” according to Marcos, who for the first time elaborated lengthily on his views on the issue.

He said they could have gone to court to have his father buried at the Libingan ng Bayani.

“We don’t want to go to court. We want to achieve that via the established rules. That’s our position and that will not change.”

The elder Marcos was president from 1965 until he was kicked out from Malacañang via the 1986 people power revolution.

He died on September 28, 1989 while in exile in Hawaii.

His body was brought home in 1993 and since then has been placed at a mausoleum in Batac City, his hometown in Ilocos Norte.

Marcos jokingly said he is feeling that he is running for president already since he is the constant target of criticisms of Aquino administration officials.

“Even my hair was recognized,” he said referring to the accusation of President Aquino that his gray hair was dyed black to make it appear he is still young.

What encourages him to pursue his candidacy, however, is the warm welcome of his countrymen everywhere he goes, the senator said.


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  1. My president Ferdinand Marcos very much deserves to be buried at the living an ng bayani. He was a WWll hero and former president. Despite of his sins he has done great things for the Philippines. Who of us do not have sins?

  2. Ang mga traydor sa bayan tulad ng mga dilawan ang dapat itapon sa dagat. FEM deserves to be buried at Libingan ng mga bayani, dahil lumaban siya sa mga hapon di tulad ng ibang tao nuon na may TAKLOB NG BAYONG Sa ulo, upang makipagsabwatan sa mga hapon. ang tawag sa mga may taklob sa ulo ay MAKAPILI na taksil sa bayan… For us FEM is the best President of the Philippines, and he proved it.. Not like the yellow noytard government.. Jinx to the Philippine nation..

  3. U.S. Army Retiree on

    The medals and awards that the late dictator claimed he earned in combat are all fakes. Who would be the responsible agency to keep his military records as well as awarding the medals? The answer is the U.S. ARMY. His Philippine Army unit was attached to a U.S. Army unit operating in certain areas in the Philippines during WWII.
    Over three decades ago, a Philippine government agency was tasked to verify this claim to the U.S. Army records section. The unit and a roster, was verified but NO medals of bravery existed. There were two campaign ribbons however, meaning his military unit participated with the U.S. Army campaign in defeating the enemies during the war. Therefore, Marcos’ military records does not even show any awards or decorations to describe his bravery under combat environment.

    As far as the right of the late dictator to be buried at the “Libingan ng mga Bayani” is concerned, I do not think he has the right to be buried there at all. That cemetery is a sacred place and only for the people who paid the ultimate price in helping The Filipino people and the country in general. It would be the biggest INSULT to the heroes that are already there and a slap on the face of every Filipino if the wishes of the late dictator comes true. Lastly, the late dictator should stay in his preset location, and the family have stolen enough money to sustain and maintaining his cryogenic place.

  4. Why not, he was a veteran soldier who fought during World War II and once the country’s leader. he’s entitle to buried at the Libingan ng mga bayani. only the brain damages individual ang ayaw pumayag, pwede naman mauna na sila yang mga yellowish na puro may tama sa ulo!

  5. Juan G. Abierto on

    If they allow dictator Marcos to be reburied in Libingan ng mga Bayani (Heroes Cemetery), then maybe they should allow Adolph Hitler, Osama Ben Laden, Sadam Hussein, Emperor Hirohito and other notorious and corrupt leaders to be buried in their respective Heroes Cemeteries.

  6. The nerve! He may have been a decorated soldier(subject to scrutiny) but he blew it when he plundered the country into chaos and anarchy, not to mention the hundreds of killings he and his henchmen orchestrated, dummy!

  7. Let us not forget Bongbong to this date benefits from the thievery that his family had acclaimed. What I’m not convinced is his relatives in Hawaii who continues to defy and deny any relationship with Apo. His first agenda in the office is get his father buried along with the heroes. The guave didnt fall from the tree and some turned into guyabano.