Army says no final date yet on Marcos internment in LNMB

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No final date yet is set on the internment of former president Ferdinand E. Marcos at the “Libingan Ng Mga Bayani” (LNMB) in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City.

(As the designated protocol officer), I coordinated with the Marcos family and I asked them on whether they have any concerns we need to address, (and for the moment), they said they have none and they are still waiting for the final coordination on the date (of the former president’s internment,” Army spokesperson Col. Benjamin Hao said in Filipino.

Hao earlier said the Army is ready to provide the deceased head of state with military honors befitting his rank as former president once the date for his internment at the LNMB is formalized.

“We will provide former president Marcos military honors fitting (for) a president of our country. He will be given arrival honors by Army brigade-sized honor guard when his remains enter the LNMB. He will also given a 21-gun salute,” he added.

Hao earlier said Marcos representatives are now cleaning and making initial digs at the regulation 100 square meter plot former presidents are allotted in the LNMB’s 5,000 square meter Presidential Section.

As of this posting, the remains of three president, Carlos P. Garcia, Diosdado Macapagal and Elpidio Quirino are now interred there.

Hao said the Presidential Section still has room for 46 more.

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