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What Marcos' last will and testament says about burial

The Marcos family on Tuesday showed GMA News a copy of what was supposedly the late former President Ferdinand Marcos' last will and testament, revealing details pertaining to his wishes for his burial.

The document was dated March 17, 1982, some four years before he was deposed by the 1986 People Power Revolution and seven years before his death.

"I desire that my remains be buried according to the rites established by law and with dignity suitable to my position and other personal circumstances," the document read, as shown in a report by Saleema Refran on "State of the Nation with Jessica Soho."


The Marcos family takes this to mean that the late strongman desires to be buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.

Last week, the Supreme Court ruled against petitions moving to stop Marcos' burial at the heroes' shrine, leading to protests from groups including Martial Law victims. President Rodrigo Duterte had ordered the burial as one of his campaign promises. —JST, GMA News