One of the favorite attractions in Ilocos Norte is The Marcos Museum and Mausoleum. This is actually where the preserved corpse of the former president Ferdinand Marcos lies. He died in Hawaii in year 1989 and brought to his hometown in Batac, Ilocos Norte. Right now, The Marcoses are still waiting for a state funeral at the Libingan ng Mga Bayani.
The museum is where memorabilia of the late president is being stored. Get acquainted with pictures back when he joined the armed forces, military awards and so much more. It houses the office of the Ilocos Norte representative Imee Marcos, his daughter and current Ilocos Norte representative Bong Bong Marcos, his son.
I love the old photographs of the family as well as old documents and furniture.
And do you know that this town was named Marcos, in memory of the late president’s father, Mariano Marcos-a former Ilocos Norte assembly man.
I knew then how the Marcoses are well loved by the Ilocano people. One important thing that the Filipinos earned from the Marcoses, its the arts and literature . There are national contests , stage plays, stage shows to name a few that’s Cultural Center of the Philippines, Folk Arts theater and the Film Center. These wonderful contributions speak of their love for arts and culture. Preserving the cultural heritage, in which the Marcoses are imparting to their fellow kababayans.
The museum features the lifestyle of an early people of Ilocos and some ethnic groups . Its actually divided by different sections ; people of Ilocos, towns of Ilocos, markets of Ilocos, historical and cultural highlights, musical instruments and a lot more.
Most of the furniture are totally old but the area still comes alive and glows as it is visited by visitors from all over the country. The museum became a public property . The museum is really amusing . Today, it exhibits Marcos memorabilias including handwritten letter in exile, pictures and some interesting personal stuff.
On the other hand, a cube of adobe blocks make up the mausoleum, Marcos body was reported preserved the way it was done for the remains of other world leaders of Russia and China. You might think that this refrigerated body was a wax version of the late president Marcos? What do you think? Was it a real MAKOY?