Former Philippines dictator Ferdinand Marcos was driven out of the country in 1986 EDSA Revolution. He was already weakened and in fragile state due to Lupus when he left for exile in Hawaii. After 3 years of exile, the once fierce dictator succumbs to the Lupus complications in 1989. His wife Imelda Marcos was determined to have him buried in his homeland the Philippines. She kept Ferdinand Marcos’ body preserved until the day comes when they can finally return to their country. Many urban legends buzzed about that Imelda sleeps with the corpse whenever she had a chance.
While there’s no problem getting the Deposed Dictator buried, the Marcos family insisted that he be buried in “Libingan ng mga bayani” or “National Heroes Cemetery”. Majority opposed to the idea of having a ruthless dictator be buried alongside with national heroes. Imelda Marcos is reportedly in the talks with the Arroyo administration (known to be corrupt) to have the dictator buried there.
Should the Imelda Marcos succeeds in having her husband buried. It still doesn’t change the fact that her husband is a cruel, corrupt and ruthless dictator. It shouldn’t be a surprise if his headstone will be subjected to vandalization and what not.
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