Burial bonanza! Duterte wants Libingan space raffled off
President Rodrigo Duterte has no plans of being buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayani when he dies.
In a speech at a lawyers’ convention in Manila Monday (September 18), Duterte said he only wants to be cremated withint 24 hours after his death.
“Yung Libingan ng mga Bayani, next convention ninyo… I have a place there sa Libingan eh. Kasi lahat ng presidente, doon ilibing. ‘Yung slot ko diyan, ipa-lottery ko, para malibing kayo kung sinong manalo, diyan sa Libingan ng mga Bayani,” he said.
Duterte said he also doesn’t want a wake held for him. His cremation, he added, will be a private affair.
“Mag wake ka, magpakain ka pa. Akin is there should be no wake. And the burial must be private. Kaya huwag kayong magpunta doon kasi hindi kayo papasukin,” he said.