Supreme Court decision on Marcos burial at heroes’ cemetery expected November 8
The Supreme Court is set to hand down Tuesday its decision on a petition against the burial of the late President Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.
Preparations for the burial were underway on orders of President Rodrigo Duterte, following Duterte’s assumption to the presidency on June 30.
But in August, the Supreme Court issued an order known as the status quo ante stopping burial preparations after victims of human rights abuses during Marcos’ rule filed six petitions against it.
The court heard the petitions, even extending the status quo ante order on September 7, to allow the justices more time to deliberate and write their opinions on the issue, which has long divided Filipinos.
During his campaign, President Duterte promised to allow Marcos to be buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayani “not because he was a hero, but because he was a Filipino soldier.”
By: VJ Bacungan CNN Phil