To his last moment above ground, the deposed strongman settled his affairs in secrecy.
Behind shut gates and away from public view, former President Ferdinand Marcos was buried with military honors at the Libingan ng mga Bayani at high noon Friday, leaving a nation shocked at his “sneaky” interment.
The media and the public were barred from entering the LNMB as rites went on at the hallowed grounds, held despite pending reconsideration pleas at the high court against his burial.
A handful of Marcos supporters carrying Philippine flaglets rejoiced as they heard the sound of a 21-gun salute from inside the cemetery, signaling that the interment was already underway.
Police and navy officers lined streets leading to the heroes’ cemetery and fortified the gate, though it was apparent there was no cause for concern… see more