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Marcos 'hero' burial plan sparks Philippines protests

Protesters denounce plans to move late dictator Ferdinand Marcos' remains to Manila's National Heroes' CemeteryProtests took place Sunday in Manila over Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s plans to honour the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos with a state burial. About 2,000 people gathered in heavy rain to denounce Duterte’s plans to move Marcos’ remains from his northern hometown to the National Heroes’ Cemetery in the capital, Manila, next month. “We would be the laughing stock of the entire planet,” Senator Risa Hontiveros, one of four members of parliament to attend the Manila rally, told AFP.

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