Lagman out to learn if Marcos body truly buried in LNMB


Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman wants to go all “CSI” on the buried body of late strongman president Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (LNMB).

Lagman is set to file on Monday (November 21) a petition to exhume the body, and it’s not just for the purpose of making motions for reconsideration (MR) against the Supreme Court’s (SC) favorable ruling on the burial meaningful.

The politiko bared that there is also a forensic purpose since it should also be determined whether or not the remains buried at the Hero’s Cemetery last Friday truly belonged to the late dictator.

“Kasama na yong forensic don sapagkat sasabihin namin sa motion na kapag nahukay na, agad agad, i-subject to forensic examination para malaman natin kung ano ba talaga ang inilibing doon. Mortal remains ba ng late dictator o isang wax replica lamang,” he said in a radio interview Sunday.

Lagman had this to say amid reports that Marcos’s body is still on display in his hometown of Batac, Ilocos Norte.

Since the LNMB burial was made in such haste, nobody was able to verify what exactly was buried there Friday.

Lagman said that interring anything else than Marcos’s mortal remains would bring trouble tot he latter’s kin.

“Ay another contempt of court sapagkat ang sabi nga ng korte suprema ay ilibing yong mga labi ng dating pangulo. Kung ang inilibing ay hindi mga labi o mortal remains, that is another contempt sa korte suprema,” the lawmaker noted.