What are the pros and cons of Marcos's burial?

What are the pros and cons of Marcos's burial?

Ferdinand Emmanuel Edralin Marcos (11 September 1917 – 28 September 1989) was a politician from the Philippines. If you ask Filipinos what the most popular issue is right now, the majority will undoubtedly say "Marcos' burial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani."

On December 5, 1990, after months of protests, Ferdinand Marcos was buried at the Libingan ng Mga Bayani (Martyr's Cemetery). This is the final resting place for many important people from the history of the country.

For those who believe that Marcos deserves to be buried in the Philippine National Cathedral, this is not possible because he was never baptized and did not have any religious papers other than his birth certificate. He was raised as an atheist by his parents who were both prominent members of the Communist Party of the Philippines.

In order to become president, one has to be ordained as a priest. The current Archbishop of Manila has declared that this requirement cannot be waived for someone like Marcos who was not baptized.

There are also those who believe that Marcos should be buried on Mt. Pinatubo where he claimed to have seen the end of the world but this site is owned by the government and is therefore not available to private individuals.

Finally, there are those who think that Marcos should be buried near the family estate in Calauan City.

Where is Ferdinand Marcos now?

Ferdinand Marcos/Place of Burial, Heroes' Cemetery, Taguig, Philippines.

He died on February 25, 1989, at the age of 72. He was buried in the cemetery along with other members of the Marcos family.

The Marcos burial site is a national monument. A small chapel has been built to house various objects that were taken from the former presidential palace before it was destroyed by fire.

Some of these objects are now on display in several museums around the world including the National Museum in Manila, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.

In 1992, during the Estrada administration, President Aquino signed an executive order creating the "Commission on the Preservation of Heritage Sites" which was given the task of recommending sites for preservation. The commission submitted its report the following year and included the presidential palace complex among its recommended sites. However, due to political differences with President Estrada, Aquino later withdrew his support for the proposal.

Since then, no further action has been taken by the government to preserve the site.

Where is Marcos buried?

Ferdinand Marcos/Date of Burial November 18, 2016

The Manila Memorial Park in Los Angeles, California, United States houses the final resting place of President Ferdinand E. Marcos and his family. The memorial park is located at 3701 West Los Angeles Blvn. , Los Angeles, CA 90025.

Marcos was laid to rest beside Imelda, who had previously been buried next to him in Libingan (Nationwide Cemetery). Their remains were moved to the Los Angeles memorial park when Congress passed a law in 1992 authorizing the transfer of their ashes to America.

In accordance with Imelda's wishes, her bones are also being kept in America so they can be buried together one day.

According to reports, an attempt on Imelda's life in 1990 caused her to become paranoid about her safety and she insisted that her husband's remains be moved to America so they could be guarded around the clock.

She died in September 2016, aged 80, at the age of 74 years after suffering from lung cancer for several years.

Why was Ferdinand E. Marcos not buried at the LNMB?

Mr. Ferdinand E. Marcos should be buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (LNMB), according to President Rodrigo R. Duterte, because he "was a Filipino soldier, period." The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) objected to Mr. Marcos' interment at the LNMB because of his military background. According to the NHCP study: 1. A. H. Francolin, Jr., former deputy director general of the Department of Education, wrote in an article that "the presence of soldiers at school violates the constitutional provision which prohibits the imposition of martial law in the country." B. Nepomuceno, chairman of the Philippine Commission on Human Rights (PHCHR) when it issued its first human rights report in 1978, stated that "because of Mr. Marcos' military career, he should be buried at the national cemetery."

In response to these objections, Mr. Marcos' family requested that he be buried at the LNMB. However, President Duterte has rejected this request, saying that "Marcos was a Filipino soldier, period" and thus should be buried at the LNMB.

When Mr. Marcos died on August 21, 1989, at the age of 64, he was the president of the Philippines. His body was flown from Manila to Hawaii where it lay in state at the U.S. Capitol before being returned to the Philippines for burial.

During his rule, Mr. Marcos was accused of human rights violations and electoral fraud.

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