07 Apr '11, 8am

Ex-dictator Marcos in Philippine 'Hall of Heroes': MANILA - THE late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos has ma...

Ex-dictator Marcos in Philippine 'Hall of Heroes': MANILA - THE late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos has ma...

A photo taken in 1985 of then Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos saluting during the 84th anniversary of the Philippine Constabulary in Manila in 1985. The late Philippine dictator has made it into the military's newly renovated 'Hall of Heroes' museum despite his fall from grace. -- PHOTO: AFP MANILA - THE late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos has made it into the military's newly renovated 'Hall of Heroes' museum despite his fall from grace, a military spokesman said on Thursday. Marcos, who has been accused of human rights abuses and massive corruption, is in the museum as part of a showcase for those who received the military's highest honour, the 'Medal of Valour,' Brigadier General Jose Mabanta told AFP. 'He is part of the awardees of the Medal of Valour so he is included. There were other misdeeds later but this (award) is specifically for his combat deeds,'...

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