[In the news] Reserve officers offer military burial honors for FM – philstar.com

Reserve officers offer military burial honors for FM
By Perseus Echeminada (The Philippine Star)

MANILA, Philippines – The Reserve Officers Legion of the Philippines (ROLP) offered yesterday to provide full military honors at the Libingan ng Mga Bayani in Taguig City or anywhere the Marcos family decides to bury former President Ferdinand Marcos.

Retired Army Col. Octavio Alvarez, ROLP spokesman, told The STAR that the board of directors of their group had approved a resolution offering their military service to the Marcos family.

He claimed that ROLP is the oldest military-civic organization that was organized in 1938. The group is composed of active, reserve and retired officers from the Army, Navy and Air Force.

Alvarez, a former commander of the defunct AFP Metropolitan Command during martial law, said that they have formally sent a letter to former first lady Imelda Marcos, Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos of their desire to accord the former head of state appropriate military honors.

In their letter the group said that “with due courtesy and without an iota of intention to offend any political belief and for the sake of peace, unity and justice, our ROLP…is volunteering to bring to his final resting place the late Col. Ferdinand Marcos with full military honors anywhere of choice by the Marcos family.

“Nobody could take away the right of our brother soldier and veteran (Marcos) to be buried at the Libingan ng Mga Bayani, if the Marcos family agrees we will provide the military honors and nobody can prevent us from giving military honors to a fallen brother,” he said.

He said every soldier has the right to be buried at the Libingan ng Bayani because it was intended as burial grounds of soldiers.

Lawyer Oliver Lozano claimed that a nationwide clamor for a state funeral for Marcos is building up among military reservists and war veterans.

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