- A photo went viral online allegedly showing Marcos is a hero
- It is being debated whether Marcos deserved to be buried in Heroes’ Cemetery as Martial Law victims and other groups claimed that Marcos has lost the right to laid there
- Supreme Court has set oral arguments next week to discuss Marcos’ Burial and Imelda Marcos is set to attend the oral raps
This photo is circulating online which Marcos loyalists claimed as proof that former President Ferdinand Marcos is a HERO.
The photo shows the interaction between Philippines and US veterans and Marcos during a courtesy call in Malacañang Palace. It seems that the veteran is pinning a badge on his collar. The date and other details of the photo are unknown.
In the heated debate about Marcos burial, people are divided whether Marcos is a hero or not. Marcos loyalists and apologists claimed that Marcos deserved to be laid to rest in Heroes’ Cemetery or Libingan ng mga Bayani in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig. Many of them argued that Marcos being a soldier and a former president backed with his achievements are enough to make him qualify to be buried in LNMB.
However, opposition rallied that Marcos atrocities in the past denied him the right to be placed in the cemetery that upholds the values of heroism and bravery. People debunked Marcos’ credentials as a war veteran and claimed that it is not true that he led a guerrilla troop, dubbed as Maharlika, during the war. In 1986, New York Times published an article revealing US Army investigations, which found no evidence to back up his claims.
Supreme Court has set oral arguments on Marcos’ burial on Aug. 24 due to the petition filed against it by Martial Law victims. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), as well as former First Lady Imelda Marcos were requested to attend a preliminary conference at 2pm on Aug. 22.