Ferdinand Marcos deserves to be buried at Libingan ng mga Bayani as WW II soldier, says Juan Ponce Enrile

(SPOT.ph) Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile stressed that former President Ferdinand Marcos deserves to be buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayani for fighting the Japanese army as a soldier during World War II and enduring the Bataan Death March, reports Manila Bulletin.

"Medals or no medals," Enrile said the late strongman is entitled to be buried at the resting place for martyrs and heroes for being part of a Filipino generation that "fought a foreign power that invaded us." Enrile, a World War II guerrilla, referring to those who claimed that not all the medals Marcos received for his efforts during the war were well-deserved, reports Manila Bulletin.

The defense minister during the Marcos administration added, "I am not denigrating the people who are denying that right or objecting to it. I don’t think they ever saw the muzzles of the guns of a foreign enemy and confronted them."

According to Enrile, Marcos "went underground like most of us and fought the Japanese all the way to the end of the war" as part of the United States Armed Forces Northern Luzon, after he was released from the detention center for those who survived the Bataan Death March.

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