What to expect during former President Fidel Ramos' state funeral

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 8) — The late President Fidel V. Ramos will be accorded a state funeral with full military honors on Tuesday, August 9.

Here are the details we know so far:

Ramos to be laid to rest at the Libingan ng mga Bayani

Ramos will be buried at Section A of the cemetery where presidents are laid to rest. His grave site is beside the late President Elpidio Quirino's final resting place.

The inurnment ceremonies for the late president will start at 10 a.m. Full military honors will be given upon the arrival of his remains at the Libingan ng Mga Bayani at Fort Bonifacio, to be followed by a funeral procession to the presidential gravesite.

The funeral and graveside ceremonies will follow. The event is expected to end at 12 nn.

Full military honors

The Philippine Army, through its Security and Escort Battalion, along with honor guards from other branches of the Armed Forces of the Philippines will be handling the full military honors for the late president.

Army spokesperson Col. Xerxes Trinidad said in a statement that a battalion-sized contingent of honor guards will tender the departure honors for Ramos at the Heritage Park, where his cremated remains lie. Soldiers will accompany the convoy of the former first family and other VIP guests to the Libingan ng Mga Bayani.

A second batallion-sized contingent will accord the funeral arrival honors for the president. The honor guards will join a composite team in the funeral march to the inurnment site.

A 21-gun salute will conclude the state funeral.

Other reminders

Guests who will attend the ceremony are requested to wear white and bring their umbrellas in case of inclement weather.

Movement will be restricted when the ceremonies begin at 10 a.m. Military marshals will also be on site to guide and direct the flow of traffic and people.

Three tents will be positioned near the gravesite. These will be for the Diplomatic Corps, government officials, and family and close friends. After the ceremonies, refreshments will be available at the Bulwagan, which is approximately 20 to 25 meters from the gravesite.