‘Libingan ng mga Bayani at Isang Magnanakaw’ on Google Maps

A day after the Supreme Court gave the green light for the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos to be buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayani, the name of the heroes’ cemetery in Taguig was briefly changed on Google Maps.

On Wednesday morning, users who searched for the “Libingan ng mga Bayani” was brought to a location named “Libingan ng mga Bayani at Isang Magnanakaw,” which translates to “Cemetery of Heroes and a Thief.”

As of writing, the Libingan entry had already been returned to its original name. Google’s Map Make feature allows users to edit information and suggest changes on the maps.

Voting 9-5 with one abstention, the High Tribunal on Tuesday junked all petitions against President Rodrigo Duterte’s directive to allow the burial of the late dictator at the Libingan despite strong opposition from martial law victims, rights advocates, and the general public.

The opposition insist that Marcos is not a hero and burying him at the Libingan would make him one.

The Army has said that the late strongman would only be accorded military honors befitting that of a dead soldier and former president.

The SC ruled that Duterte did not commit grave abuse of discretion in exercising his prerogative. YG/CBB