Former President Ferdinand Marcos remains is set to be buried in the Libingan ng mga Bayani at 12 noon Friday.
This news was confirmed by PNP Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa and NCRPO Chief Albayalde.
PNP ordered maximum tolerance on anti-Marcos protesters, some journalists was also not allowed to cover the burial.
According to the Marcoses, the funeral rites will be simple and solemn and the AFP was already prepared for giving him the appropriate military honors.
The burial of Ferdinand Marcos in the Libingan ng mga Bayani has been a controversial issue as critics particulary Martial law victims have opposed attempts to bury Marcos.
The Marcos family didn’t waste time after President Duterte and Supreme Court gave the family a ‘go signal’ to bury the former dictator in the Libingan ng mga Bayani.
Despite of opposition from the martial law victims, Marcos will now be buried according to his last will and testament.
“I desire that my remains be buried according to the rites established by law and with dignity suitable to my position and other personal circumstances” Ferdinand Marcos said in his last will and testament.
Meanwhile, Marcos loyalist were glad that he would finally be buried in Libingan ng mga Bayani after decades of fighting for giving him the right burial.
Marcos died in Honolulu on the morning of September 28, 1989, of kidney, heart, and lung ailments.