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Current Event November 29, 2016

Where to Bury a Former Philippine Dictator


The Philippines’ former dictator, Ferdinand Marcos, died in exile in Hawaii more than two decades ago. Where to bury the dictator has been tied up in a court battle, but the justices of the highest court recently ruled he should be laid to rest in Manila's Heroes Cemetery. Opponents argue that he was no hero and doesn’t deserve to be buried there, but others think this will be an important step to heal the nation from his divisive rule. Listen to this story and hear about the reaction of people from the Philippines.

Politics Global

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AIR DATE: 11/08/2016


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