More than a thousand people attended that Anit-Burial of Marcos at Libingan ng mga Bayani (Cemetery of Heroes) because many believe that he does not deserve to be buried there as he is no hero, especially because he is deemed responsible for the thousands of lives lost or ruined during the reign of terror during the Martial Law.
But while everyone else is protesting his upcoming burial, many have turned a blind when a dog was buried there – with full military honors!
Old newspaper clippings from the New Straits Times indicated that former President Corazon “Cory” Aquino accorded full military honors to a dog named Shadow who died of stomach illness. In the report, it was indicated that Shadow had been part of Aquino’s security escorts as a bomb sniffing dog.
If it was possible for a dog to be buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayani, many loyalists and supporters believe that Marcos also deserved to be interred there.
Incumbent President Rodrigo Duterte believes so, too, saying that as a former president and soldier, Marcos had every right to be buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayani – especially because the rules on who can be buried there included former presidents but did not distinguish “good” and “bad” presidents…