JUST IN: Supreme Court of the Philippines extends halt to former President Ferdinand Marcos’ burial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (Heroes’ Cemetery). Marcos ruled the Philippines for 21 years–mostly under Martial Law–and was overthrown through the first peaceful People Power Revolution in 1986. Current President Rodrigo Duterte approved of Marcos’ burial at the said cemetery, but was consistently faced with protests citing that the cemetery is a place for “heroes,” not dictators. The Supreme Court has the last say on the controversial burial.
Filipina poet, Joi Barrios-LeBlanc, recites her poem about Marcos as an economic and political dracula.