Former president Ferdinand Marcos’ remains will be buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (LNMB) today at 12 noon.
This was confirmed by National Capital Region Police Office chief Dir. Oscar Albayalde to ABS-CBN.
JUST IN: The body of late President Marcos will be buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayani today at 12NN, according to NCRPO Chief Albayalde. pic.twitter.com/4SFvrpDigv— ABS-CBN News (@ABSCBNNews) November 18, 2016
Albayalde also told GMA News that Marcos’ remains are currently being transported through a helicopter from Laoag, Ilocos Norte.
His body is expected to arrive at the LNMB around 11:30 a.m.
On November 8, the Supreme Court (SC) voted 9-5 in favor of allowing the burial.
But this was after the SC issued a status quo ante order halting the burial last August which was extended twice until September.
Marcos died in Hawaii on September 28, 1989 while he was exiled from the Philippines following the People Power revolution.
His remains has since been preserved in the Marcos family mausoleum in Ilocos Norte.