Hero’s burial plan for Philippine dictator Marcos sparks outrage
Plans by the Philippines’ controversial president-elect to give late dictator Ferdinand Marcos a hero’s burial triggered outrage on Tuesday, with martial law victims warning it would whitewash the strongman’s crimes.
Rodrigo Duterte, who won this month’s elections in a landslide, announced on Monday he would allow Marcos to be buried at the Heroes’ Cemetery in Manila, in what would be another big win for the dictator’s family as it cements a remarkable political comeback.
“Burying him at the (cemetery) will whitewash all crimes he committed against the people and will send the wrong message to the world: that in the Philippines, crime pays,” Bonifacio Ilagan, who was detained and tortured by Marcos forces, said. Read More