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In Hawaii, Last Respects for Marcos

September 05, 1993| Reuters

HONOLULU — Dozens of people filed by the body of Ferdinand Marcos on Saturday during final services in Hawaii for the former Philippines president.

A crowd of about 400 partially filled a Honolulu high school auditorium to pay their last respects.

Marcos, who ruled the Philippines for 20 years with a dictatorial hand, was ousted from power in 1986 and granted exile in Hawaii by the United States. He died in Honolulu in 1989. Since then his body had been kept in an air-conditioned crypt.

There were few displays of emotion during the services and viewing, which was to continue through today, but some supporters expressed joy that Marcos' body would return to his native country.

The body will be flown to Guam tonight and will go from there to the Philippines on Monday, arriving in Marcos' home province of Ilocos Norte on Tuesday.

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