Ferdinand Marcos was buried at a heroes’ cemetery Friday in a secrecy-shrouded ceremony, police officials said, despite growing opposition after the Supreme Court ruled that one of Asia’s most infamous tyrants can be entombed in the hallowed grounds.

Police Chief Superintendent Oscar Albayalde said authorities earlier finalized the burial plans with the Marcos family Thursday, adding that the former Philippine president’s remains were flown by an air force helicopter from his northern Ilocos Norte hometown for burial in the military-run cemetery in Manila.

Albayalde, who was helping oversee security for the burial, told the Associated Press by cellphone that the dictator’s widow, Imelda, who was clad in black, and her children attended the simple ceremony, which he described as “really like just a family affair.”

After landing at an air base, Marcos’ remains were brought by a black limousine to the cemetery, where his flag-draped wooden coffin was put on a horse-drawn carrier and later carried by military pallbearers to the grave site, military spokesman Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla said.

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