• Imee Marcos is seeking for a million signatures to approve the proposal to bury the late President Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani
  • The online petition via change.org will be submitted to the Supreme Court
  • The SC has earlier decided to extend the hold order on the burial until October 18

Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos, eldest daughter of the late President Ferdinand Marcos, is calling for support regarding an online petition to get a million signatures to allow burial of her father at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.

In a Facebook post dated Tuesday, September 6, the former presidential daughter said: “Sign the Petition and share to all our kailians!”

The online petition, titled Supreme Court of the Philippines: #ilibingNa si President Ferdinand Marcos sa Libingan ng mga Bayani, was posted via change.org. It calls for one million signatures that will then be submitted to the SC, who’ll decide whether or not the late strongman should be buried at the national shrine.

“Good or evil, good and evil, how you judge former President Ferdinand E. Marcos, is your personal belief,” the petition says.

“One thing we cannot deny, is that he was once a President of the Republic of the Philippines, a former Secretary of Defense, and a soldier, entitling him, by decree, pursuant to AFP Regulations G161-137, to be buried at the Libingan ng Mga Bayani,” it added.

Several petitions opposing the hero’s burial for the former President are pending before the High Court.

The tribunal has conducted two oral arguments to hear the sides of the petitioners, mostly Martial Law victims, the government, the Marcos heirs and even resource persons such as the Commission on Human Rights and the National Historical Commission of the Philippines.

By the end of its second round of oral arguments, the SC decided to extend its status quo ante order on the burial until October 18. The government, in coordination with the Marcos family, earlier pegged to conduct the burial by mid-September.