MARCOS HOLIDAY: President Duterte has declared September 11 as a ‘special non-working day’ in Ilocos Norte to mark the 100th birthday of former president Ferdinand Marcos.
The proclamation launched yesterday (Wednesday, September 6) learn: “The Ilocano neighborhood has been yearly celebrating the birthdate of the late Ferdinand E Marcos and commemorating his life and contributions to national growth as a World War II veteran, distinguished legislator and former president.
“It is but fitting and proper that the people of the Province of Ilocos Norte be given full opportunity to celebrate and participate in the occasion with appropriate ceremonies.”
Duterte is a recognized good friend and ally of the Marcos household.
Marcos holiday solely newest honour
With the backing of the president, Marcos’ physique was buried on the Libingan ng mga Bayani — or heroes’ cemetery — final November. This was regardless of sturdy opposition from critics and human rights teams who described the rushed burial as being “like a thief within the evening“.
The president has additionally been supportive of Ferdinand “BongBong” Marcos in his bid to overturn the results of final yr’s vice-presidential elections and admitted receiving election funding from his sister Imee, the governor of Ilocos Norte.
And as we lately reported, the president has floated the thought of giving the Marcos household immunity from regulation fits in alternate for the return of a few of their ill-gotten wealth.
Ferdinand Edralin Marcos was born on September 11, 1917, in Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, to Mariano Marcos and Josefa Edralin. He claimed an lively position in World War II and after working within the regulation turned to politics.
His rule as president is especially remembered for the imposition of martial regulation, a interval when 1000’s had been arrested, tortured, killed, or just disappeared. He was ousted in a individuals energy revolt in February 1986, and died in exile in Hawaii years later.