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'Thief in the night' funeral in national cemetery sparks uproar, protests across country

Philippines gives dictator Marcos a hero's burial

Activist and human rights groups hold demonstrations to condemn the burial of former Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the cemetery for heroes in Manila on Nov. 18. (Photo by Crismon Heramis)

 

Joe Torres, Manila
Philippines

November 18, 2016

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Former Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos was given a hero's burial in Manila on Nov. 18, a move that triggered protests across the country.

Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo of Manila described the late dictator's burial in the Philippines' cemetery for heroes as "dishonorable."

Father Jerome Secillano, of the public affairs office of the bishops' conference, said it "desecrated the meaning of honor, nobility, and heroism."

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