Marcos died in September 1989 while in exile in Hawaii, two years after he was ousted by a peaceful people power uprising on Edsa.Roque said his proposal would effectively stop the debate on whether the late tyrant could be considered a “hero.” “It appears that the Duterte administration, barring a Supreme Court permanent injunction, is intent on interring the remains of former President Ferdinand E.“Ba’t di nalang ‘Libingan ng mga Bayani atbp.’ (why not make it ‘Cemetery of Heroes, etc.)? Another suggested: “Libingan ng mga Bayani and friends.” One Twitter user posted a lament: “What else do we need to adjust in our lives just to accommodate them?” Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70 titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Filipinos may argue all day long about whether Ferdinand Marcos deserves to be buried in a grave “for heroes,” but will the late dictator’s remains be welcome in a cemetery “for heroes and Presidents”? Roque filed a bill on Wednesday seeking the name change in hopes of defusing public indignation over President Rodrigo Duterte’s plan to bury the former President at the Libingan.Turning the debate on Marcos’ burial at Libingan ng mga Bayani (heroes’ cemetery) on its head, a party-list representative now seeks to rename the burial ground to “Libingan ng Mga Bayani at Mga Dating Pangulo” (Cemetery for Heroes and former Presidents). The issue of transferring Marcos’ remains from a refrigerated crypt in his Batac hometown in Ilocos Norte to the Libingan has long divided Filipinos, as memories of abuses and atrocities during his regime linger, especially among human rights victims.
Elpidio Quirino (6th President) (1890-1956) Mula: April 17, 1948 Hanggang: December 30, 1953 3.Killings, torture, disappearances, corruption, and media oppression were perpetuated during Marcos’ 21-year rule, prompting Martial Law victims to file several petitions before the High Court to stop a hero’s burial for the former dictator.Despite these, President Rodrigo Duterte said Marcos can be buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayani because he is a former soldier and president.Ibinunyag pa ng pangulo na noon pa man ay tumawag na sa kanya ang sikat na TV host na si Kris Aquino para ipakiusap na huwag ipakulong ang kanyang kapatid na si dating Pangulong Aquino.Ayon sa pangulo, makaasa ang mga naging dating lider na wala sa kanila ang papasok sa kulungan.Marcos in the Libingan ng Mga Bayani,” he said in a exploratory note.