|The funeral of Ferdinand Marcos |
in the city of Taguig, Philippines
on Nov. 18, 2016
The Supreme Court recently endorsed a decision by President Rodrigo Duterte to bury the dictator at the cemetery. Marcos was ousted in 1986 in a mostly non-violent "People Power" revolution when millions of Filipinos took to the streets demanding he step down. His rule was marked by massive human rights violations. He and his cronies looted billions of dollars from state coffers, plunging the country into crippling debt. Marcos died in exile in Hawaii in 1989. His remains have been on public display in his northern Philippine hometown. Previous presidents refused to allow Marcos to be buried in the Heroes Cemetery.