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World 25 Nov 2016 | 9:19 PM Premium

Filipinos march in Manila to protest dictator's divisive burial

MANILA (Reuters) - Thousands of Filipinos demonstrated on Friday against last week's burial of former dictator Ferdinand Marcos in a heroes' cemetery, showing disdain for the veneration afforded to a strongman accused of widespread plunder and brutality.

AseanPlus News 24 Nov 2016 | 6:27 AM Premium

‘His face was wax’: mortician to Philippines' dictator Marcos reveals trade secrets

MANILA: A wax mask covered the face of Ferdinand Marcos for the 23 years his corpse was on show, but the body on display was no fake.

AseanPlus News 22 Nov 2016 | 12:00 AM Premium

Exhume Marcos’ body, say critics

MANILA: Campaigners have launched legal action to exhume the body of former Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos, just three days after his burial in a national heroes’ cemetery triggered street protests.

AseanPlus News 21 Nov 2016 | 12:00 AM Premium

Marcos burial can be reversed anytime, says senator

Manila: The late dictator Ferdinand Marcos “does not deserve to be buried” at the heroes’ cemetery, Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III said, arguing that it could still be transferred to another site.

AseanPlus News 19 Nov 2016 | 7:25 AM Premium

Protests as ex-Philippine dictator Marcos given a hero's burial

Manila (AFP) - Ex-Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos was buried in a secretive ceremony at the national heroes' cemetery Friday, triggering street protests as opponents denounced what they said was the whitewashing of his brutal and corrupt rule.

World 18 Nov 2016 | 6:55 PM Premium

Philippine dictator Marcos to be buried at heroes' cemetery - police

MANILA (Reuters) - Former Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos was buried with military honours at a heroes' cemetery in Manila on Friday, almost 30 years after his death in Hawaii, amid scattered protests around the sprawling capital.

AseanPlus News 18 Nov 2016 | 3:51 AM Premium

Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos to be buried today at heroes' cemetery

MANILA: In a surprising announcement, the Philippines said former dictator Ferdinand Marcos will be buried at noon on Friday at the heroes' cemetery, in a move apparently meant to head off protesters and last-minute petitions to bar the burial.

AseanPlus News 09 Nov 2016 | 11:16 AM Premium

Philippine dictator Marcos allowed hero's burial

Manila (AFP) - Ex-Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos can be given a hero's burial, the Supreme Court decided Tuesday in a hugely controversial ruling which critics said would whitewash his crimes and divide the nation.

AseanPlus News 09 Nov 2016 | 12:00 AM Premium

Marcos allowed hero’s burial

Manila: Ex-Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos can be buried at the national heroes’ cemetery, the Supreme Court ruled in a hugely controversial verdict that critics warned would whitewash his crimes and divide the nation.

World 08 Nov 2016 | 4:38 PM Premium

Former Philippine dictator Marcos to get hero's burial decades after his death

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippine Supreme Court on Tuesday cleared the way for a hero's burial for former dictator Ferdinand Marcos, resolving an issue that has divided the nation since his death in 1989, three years after he was ousted in a "people power" revolt.