BATAC, Philippines — Ferdinand E. Marcos was buried today, four years after his death in exile, in colorful services attended by his loyal supporters but shunned by the masses of Filipinos who banished him from power.
The body of the late president, who died in exile in Hawaii on Sept. 28, 1989, was carried by 10 retired generals into a stone mausoleum next to his family home, where a funeral Mass was held earlier.
Marcos' widow Imelda, dressed in a black veil, and his son and two daughters followed for private, family rites. Later, the body will be displayed within a glass coffin beneath the Seal of the Presidency and in front of an eternal flame.
Several thousand supporters crowded this small farming community for the rites, which occurred three days after his body was returned from Hawaii.