Days before he joined our creator, Ferdinand Marcos made his last wish while he was lying on his bed and waiting for his time. The ex-president asked his team of legal experts and families if his body could be buried in the Philippines and not in Hawaii. When former vice-president Salvador Laurel visited Marcos, the former president asked him to donate 90% of his assets in exchange for burying his body back in the Philippines. On September 28, 1989, the 10th president of the Republic of the Philipines succumbed to his illness

During the administration of former president Cory Aquino, the request by the Marcos family to be brought back to the Philippines was denied. Four years later, the 12th president of the Philippines Fidel V. Ramos finally allowed the body of Ferdinand Marcos to be brought back to the Philippines that sparked anger by the Aquino family and its supporters. The Marcos family brought the body of Ferdinand Marcos in Batac, Ilocos Norte. The Marcos family built a mausoleum where the body of Ferdinand Marcos was then laid. The Mausoleum of former President Ferdinand Marcos became a tourist hub in Batac, Ilocos Norte.
Mausoleum on the left of former Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos on the right
Ferdinand Marcos is the 10th president of the Republic of the Philippines, reigning from December 30, 1965 to February 25, 1986. He is the only president of the Philippines who was a bar topnotcher during the Philippine BAR examinations, gaining a near pefect average score of 98.8%. His remains can be visited in his mausoleum in Batac, Ilocos Norter.

The burial of Former President Ferdinand Marcos is a trending issue in the Philippines today as well as around the world. This is because the Supreme Court of the Philippines finally decided to vote that will allow the former president to be buried at the Hero's Cemetery. Plans for the burial of former President Ferdinand Marcos is now underway, sought by the team of legal experts by the Marcos family. The decision is already final; however, opposition groups led by various activists are still hopeful for overturning the decision of the Supreme Court of the Philippines.

Speculations are growing with regards to transfering of former president Marcos' body from Batac, Ilocos Norte to Taguig, Metro Manila if the actual mausoleum will be moved away. The local government unit of Batac is concerned that the move will impact the tourism in Batac town because the tourism industry is one of the significant economic sources of revenue. Another question is now circulating in mass media if the figure that was covered in a rectangular inside an air-conditioned room is the actual body of the late president Ferdinand Marcos. If you are asked, is the figure inside the mausoleum a wax or the actual body of Ferdinand Marcos?

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The real body issue

Governor Imee Marcos indicated from a local news interview that the mausoleum in Batac, Ilocos Norte is indeed the body of Former President Ferdinand Marcos. In behalf of the Marcos family, they are very pleased that their father's remains is generating a significant benefit for the town of Batac. This is due to the memoir of the president that allow the public to take a glimpse of a former president who transformed the Philippines into an industrial country. 

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The Marcos family intended to plublicy display the real body of former president  to the public so that the younger generation will have the chance to see the former president. Loyalists of Marcos initially visited the mausoleum of the former president that was temporarily located in Batac, Ilocos Norte. After several months and years, local and international tourists begin to visit the mausoleum to take a glimpse of former president of the Philippines. 

In addition to Imeee Marcos' comments, it is a creepy to admit that the figure that is currently displayed in public is the actual body of former president of the Philippines. The process of embalming took a rigourous process because it is the body of an iconic leader in the Philippines who made waves around the world. The figure is enclosed in a thick transparent glass to allow the public to see the body of their former leader in Batac.

The wax issue

If the Marcos family confirmed that the figure that is publicly displayed in Batac town is the actual body of the late president Ferdinand Marcos, many are still doubting with the claim. This is because they believe that the actual body is hidden away from the mausoleum so that it will be free from any threats of harm by third parties who are trying to do something bad to the body of the former president. The body is believed to be temporarily sheltered somewhere in Ilocos Norte and not the mausoluem where tourists are currently visiting.

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For the visitors who already took a glimpse of Ferdinand Marcos' mausoleum, they claim that it is indeed a wax. The figure itself is clearly a wax because it is very shiny where you can already guess that it is an artificial material. If you visually observe the texture of the figure, the clothes and the body is very similar, which you can already assure yourself that you are looking at a wax structure in Batac. As a waxy figure, you can determine that it can be comparable with a plastic structure with a shiny surface.

Another claim that can be determined that the body is a wax is that the figure is not showing signs of deterioration. Under science, a person's body who already die will immediately undergoes the process of decomposition where the body will slowly provide nutrients to the vegetation and will soon blend with the natural environment. However, the body of former president Ferdinand Marcos does not show signs of decomposition, revealing that it is a waxy figure when you are just looking at it when you visit the mausoleum in Batac, Ilocos Norte.

The question is, if you are given the chance to determine if the figure that is publicly displayed in Batac, Ilocos Norte as wax or a real body, what will be your answer?

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