MANILA, Nov. 18 (Xinhua) -- The body of former President Ferdinand Marcos is due to be buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayani(Heroes' Cemetery, LNMB) in Taguig on Friday.

"Remains of the late president will be brought to Manila today for internment at the LNMB," a military official said on condition of anonymity.

The late strongman, a former military officer and a recipient of the highest military decoration Medal for Valor, died in 1989 and his body was laid in state at a mausoleum in his hometown in Ilocos Norte.

"Upon the desire of the family, it will be a private burial and was requested held in confidentiality," the official said.

"Military honors appropriate for the deceased will be rendered per existing AFP regulations. Notice was given to all concern late yesterday. The Marcos family will have a statement after the internment at a place to be announced," he said.

National Capital Region Police director Chief Supt. Oscar Albayalde confirmed the Marcos burial at the heroes' cemetery.

Albayalde said the remains of Marcos was flown from Ilocos Norte to Metro Manila around 9 a.m. Friday. He said Marcos is due to be interred at the LNMB around 12 noon.