- A netizen reports on Friday, November 16, that a friend of the latter who works in AFP confirms that the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos will be buried today
- According to reports, the AFP staff was requested to release P900,000 for Marcos’ military escort
- Reports had it that flowers for the late strongman have also arrived at the Libingan ng mga Bayani
In the Facebook page, #Block Marcos, a netizen reports on Friday, November 16, that a friend of the latter who works in AFP confirms that the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos will be buried today. The netizen alleges that “there are 3 choppers from Ilocos with Imee and Marcos’ body on their way to Manila”
“Yesterday, the AFP staff was requested to release P900,000 for Marcos’ military escort. Minadali talaga sila. Kasi today ililibing. And the Marcoses and AFP were purposely sneaky about it kasi alam nilang there are protests planned for Dec 11, the tentative date of the burial”, the unverified source adds.
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The admin of the said page posted an update saying that “[t]here are many conflicting reports about when Marcos' burial at the LNMB will actually take place. We're receiving unconfirmed reports that burial will take place today or in the coming days. We visited the Libingan ng mga Bayani early this morning and found that more than five truck-loads of soldiers have been deployed to the LNMB last night. We also saw fire trucks parked at the different entrances and barbed wires installed to seal side entrances. Portable toilets are being installed in different areas. Please contact your media friends to cover what's happening at the LNMB and to confirm if any of the reports are true and please be ready to mobilize at a moment's notice.”
CNN Philippines also shared via Twitter that flowers for the late strongman have arrived at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.
Last November 8, the Supreme Court, voting 9-5 in favor of Marcos, allowed the burial of the late strongman, Ferdinand E. Marcos, an individual who was scorned by many Filipinos and was ousted from power through a bloodless revolution that set a precedence in the world.
Just last week, two urgent motions have been filed before the Supreme Court, urging it to reconsider the November 8 ruling and to maintain the status quo ante order pending the finality of the decision in favor of the late strongman.
Former Ferdinand E. Marcos has been a leader for a long time. However, it seems that his time had been all gray area, ripe for a thorough review because now, following the SC ruling to bury him at the LNMB, a lot of people are having a hard time answering the Filipino version of the question, "Are you proud to be (insert nationality)?