Marcos family marks late president’s 94th birthday; town holds "Ferdinand and Imelda lookalike contest" for kids

While September 11 has become a significant date for the 9/11 attacks, it’s always been red-letter day for the family of the late President Ferdinand Marcos. Inquirer.net reports that the Marcos family marked what would have been his 94th birthday.

While September 11 has become a significant date for the 9/11 attacks, it’s always been red-letter day for the family of the late President Ferdinand Marcos. Inquirer.net reports that the Marcos family marked what would have been his 94th birthday.

 

The report said that members of the Marcos family were set to troop to Batac, Ilocos Norte, where the late president’s preserved remains are still kept refrigerated in a museum. Meanwhile, in the town of Paoay, children participates in a "Ferdinand and Imelda lookalike" contest.

 

According to another Inquirer.net report, Ilocos Governor Imee Marcos disclosed that "has not yet reacted to the recommendations made by Vice President [Jejomar Binay]" on the burial of her father.  Binay had recommended full military honors for the burial of ousted leader, with the stipulation that the interment service must take place in the former president's province of Ilocos Norte. For the longest time, the Marcos family had expressed that they wanted the late president  buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.

 

Ilocos Norte laid out a full day of activities Sunday, Marcos Day, the congresswoman said, although newsmen were more interested on the family's announcement about what they would do with Marcos' preserved body.

 

When asked, the governor said, "The Palace has not yet reacted to the recommendations made by the Vice President [Jejomar Binay]." The congresswoman added that the Marcos family would decide when it hears from President Aquino.

 

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