The late president of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos is set to bury at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Taguig City on September 18 this year.
The said information disclosed by former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr., in a meeting with local media reporters.
According to Marcos, his family had already started preparations for the interment rites that includes military honors.
He also said that President Duterte gave the go-signal for his family to bury his father at Libingan ng mga Bayani during a meeting with him in Malacañang. Marcos said that he and her older sister, Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos have been coordinating with key officials of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) that will administers the heroes’ cemetery.
“My sister Imee is taking care of the rites in Ilocos because Ilocanos would get angry at us if they would not be able to pay their last respects to him. We’ll bring him first to Sarrat, then to Paoay, before taking him by plane for the burial here at Libingan,” he said, PhilStar reports.
When asked by the local media why Sept. 18 and not Sept. 11 for the date of the burial, the former senator replied: “Because we want another day to celebrate, and not only on his birth or death anniversary.”
It is known that Libingan ng mga Bayani is dedicated as resting ground for slain AFP personnel, war heroes, former Cabinet officials, national artists and national scientists, and former presidents.
Elpidio Quirino, Carlos Garcia and Diosdado Macapagal were former presidents of the Philippines that are buried in the cemetery.
The remains of former president Ferdinand Marcos have been kept in a refrigerated glass-paneled crypt displayed at the family-owned mausoleum in Batac, Ilocos Norte. Marcos died on Sept. 28, 1989, aged 72 while in exile in Hawaii.