The signature campaign for late President Ferdinand Marcos has already reached the one million sign. The campaign was launched to support the move for Marcos to be buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.
The Supreme Court of the Philippines released a status quo order last August 23, 2016, which asked for by petitioners that rejected the burial of the late president at the Libingan ng mga Bayani which resulted to the moving of the date instead of the original September schedule.
The one million signatures attained with the help of online petition through www.change.org which started last September 6 after the second hearing with human rights victims during his era which is against his burial,
Furthermore, the online petition supporters also exerted an effort to go from house to house to gather signatures. The said campaign spearheaded by the supporters of Marcos came mostly from his hometown, Ilocos Norte.
Besides the fans of Marcos from his hometown, the campaign also spread in Metro Manila from several groups supporting like the Buong Bayan Magkaisa(BBM), Friends of Imelda R. Marcos (FIRM), United Marcos Loyalists in the Philippines (UMLP) and the Kilusang Kaisipang Diwang Pilipino (KKDP).
In addition to the number of signatures in the Philippines, several Marcos supporters all over the world also participated on the said petition. Overseas Filipino Workers from Taiwan, Hong Kong, Australia and Canada supported the said campaign.
The issue of the internment of Marcos has been pending for months already due to several petitions from the victims of Martial Law during his time.
Moreover, President Duterte is in favor with the internment of Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani not because he was a hero but as a former President of the Philippines, which clearly means that President Marcos is qualified.