Malacañang on Wednesday said there would be a state funeral for former president Fidel Ramos on Aug. 9.
Ramos, who was president of the Philippines from 1992 to 1998, died on July 31 at 94.
“The state funeral is a right of the family of a deceased President. So, yes, he would be accorded a state funeral with full military honors,” Press Secretary Trixie Cruz-Angeles said in a Palace briefing.
President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. has declared a 10-day period of national mourning after the death of Ramos.
“We have no confirmation of the president visiting the wake kasi hindi talaga natin ina-announce iyan for security reasons,” Cruz-Angeles said.
Ramos’s wake will be held at the Heritage Park in Taguig from Aug. 4 to 8.
He will be interred at the Libingan ng mga Bayani on Aug. 9. John Ezekiel J. Hirro