Philippines' Ferdinand Marcos given a hero's burial

Philippines' Ferdinand Marcos given a hero's burial
 

Former Philippines dictator Ferdinand Marcos has been reburied in the Heroes' Cemetery in the capital, Manila.
The leader, who was ousted and forced into exile in 1986, died in the US in 1989. He had been embalmed and on display in his home city of Batac.
His exhumation and burial follows a decision by the Supreme Court to allow him to be moved to the cemetery.
There have been months of protests at honouring a man blamed for thousands of killings, tortures and abductions.
Former presidents and artists of national significance are among those buried in the cemetery, although most are former... read more

 
18 November 2016 in World News, Views: 37
Source: BBC
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