Duterte Asks Filipinos to Accept Marcos Burial at Heroes Grave

  • Former president and dictator buried on Friday amid protests
  • Duterte cites Marcos’s role as former president and soldier

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte asked Filipinos to accept the burial of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the heroes grave on Friday amid protests.

“President Marcos was a president for so long and he was a soldier,” Duterte said, in a transcript e-mailed by his office Saturday. “So that’s about it. Whether or not he performed worse or better, there is no study, there is no movie about it. It’s just the challenges and allegations of the other side which is not enough.”

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