Did he deserve a hero's burial? Not in my book but the Philippine people in general are very forgiving. I remember how much my wife despised him back in 1986 but now she thinks it's no problem that he's been interred as a hero.
Perhaps he is being recognized as a hero for stealing so much, from so many, in so short a time.
To be fair, there is no proof that he had stolen anything from anybody.
Harry S Truman: No man can get rich in politics unless he's a crook. It cannot be done.
MARCOS’S PLUNDER AND WEALTH Marcos reportedly took a $5 billion to $10 billion fortune while in office. The figure has often been cited by the Philippine government and was obtained by the C.I.A. using unknown methods. In any case, this is in sharp contrast to the reported income of the Marcoses from 1966 to 1986 of around $300,000 a year. In 1999, Imelda said that her "legendary" husband got rich from gold trading and luck and said he planned to use the bulk of money for development projects to help his country. In 1999, Imelda also declared that her family owns “virtually all of the Philippines." When the Marcoses were in power the national treasury was like the Marcos’s piggy bank. Any money the Philippines earned—whether through taxes, tariffs, land sales—could end up in the Marcoses pockets. Moreover, the Marcoses gave many special deals to their cronies and awarded them lucrative concessions to timber, minerals and cash crops. It is hard to imagine that the Marcoses didn’t receive some kind of kickback or share of the profits in the scheme. According to widely circulated story a three-foot-high Golden Buddha stashed with diamonds and other gems, hundreds of gold bars and other valuables accumulated by Japanese General Tomoyuki Yamashita during World War II as booty was hidden shortly before the end of war. A poor locksmith reportedly found the Buddha and gold in a tunnel near a hospital in 1971 only to have it seized by Marcos and stored away in a Swiss Vault. Later a Swiss court in Zurich ordered Imelda Marcos, as heir to her husband's fortune, Zurich to pay the family of the locksmith $460 million.
In 1997, the Swiss Supreme Court ruled that Marcos deposits amounting to $570 million were “criminally acquired and thus should be returned to the Philippine government.” The Swiss banks that had the accounts tried to block the collection. In September, 2000, a Swiss anti-graft court ruled the money could be seized because it exceeded the amount of Marcos’s income then it reversed itself in 2002 and said the money could not be seized because they were in the name of foundations and the government could not completely prove they belonged to the Marcoses. The anti-graft court blamed the Philippines government for not submitting authenticated copies of a Swiss court ruling that said the funds were ill-gotten wealth. In July 2003, the Swiss Supreme Court awarded the Philippines government the money in Marcos’s frozen accounts. The court said that the Marcoses had failed to prove that their assets were legally acquired and, “hence, the Swiss deposits should be considered ill-gotten wealth and forfeited in favor the State.” The money in the accounts was valued at $658.2 million. According to Philippine law most of the money was supposed to be spent on land reform. Initially believed to be worth $15 billion, Marcos's Swiss accounts were later valued at several hundreds of million dollars. But these only included accounts of Imelda and Ferdinand, not members of their entourage or cronies. Over the years, millions of dollars was spent on legal fees.