Former Philippines dictator Ferdinand Marcos buried as hero

An effigy of former dictator Ferdinand Marcos
An effigy of former dictator Ferdinand Marcos

Filipinos are protesting the secret burial of former dictator Ferdinand Marcos's body at the National Heroes' Cemetery in Manila.

He ruled the Philippines for 20 years, plundering the country's wealth and torturing suspected communists, before dying in exile 27 years ago.

His burial at the cemetery was approved by current President Rodrigo Duterte, who is under fire for his own civil rights abuses.

The Marcos family remains a powerful force in the Philippines' politics. Mr Duterte has denied his presidential campaign was funded with Marcos family money.

But this latest decision fuels worry Mr Duterte will be another Marcos in the making.

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