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No parades, shows: Imee says family wants ‘humble’ celebration of Marcos’ 100th year

Sep 9, 2017 @ 18:15

If Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos were to be believed, there won’t be any proverbial fireworks to mark the 100th birthday of her father, the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos.

In a speech on a forum on Marcos’ legacy in Batac Friday (September 8), Imee said her family opted for a humble celebration for an extremely austere and simple almost monkish man like my father.”

“There will be no parade, like what my mother [former first lady and now Ilocos Norte Rep. Imelda Marcos] wants. No concert, like what [former Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.] wants, and there will be no shows and dancing, like what I want,” she said.

The family will instead be holding storytelling sessions, debates and a lecture series “that will define Marcos 100 in this very reflective effort, the Marcos legacy,” Imee added.

The governor noted that there were people who had described the Marcos 100 forum as “very disappointing because it is very simple.”

On September 11, the family will mark Marcos’ 100th birth anniversary at the Libingan ng mga Bayani with politikos and foreign dignitaries.

It will be a private affair, so only those close to the Marcoses were invited.

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