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Former Philippine dictator Marcos to get state burial three decades after death

MANILA: The Philippine Supreme Court cleared the way on Tuesday for a hero's burial for former dictator Ferdinand Marcos, resolving an issue that has divided the nation since his death in 1989 three years after he was ousted in a "people power" revolt. Voting 9-5, the Supreme Court threw out petitions filed by leftist activists and victims of human rights abuses, ruling that President Rodrigo Duterte was within his powers to order Marcos be buried in the heroes' cemetery, south of Manila. "The president committed no…