MANILA, Philippines - Former First Lady and now Ilocos Norte Rep. Imelda Marcos is leaving up to God the matter of a hero's burial for her late husband, former President Ferdinand Marcos.
"Bahala na ang Diyos. May time ang Diyos. Hintayin na lang natin yon," she told abs-cbnNEWS.com when asked for reaction about President Aquino's decision not to give state honors to Marcos.
("It's now up to God. God has his time. Let's just wait for it.")
President Aquino earlier said it would be the "height of injustice" to render honors to the person who inflicted suffering on the Filipino people during the martial law years.
His decision irked Marcos' son and namesake, Sen. Bongbong Marcos, who said Aquino had no word of honor when his administration held talks with the Marcos family on the possibility of giving the late President burial honors.
Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos, meanwhile, said they had already agreed to a recommendation from Vice President Jejomar Binay for an Ilocos burial for the Marcos patriarch, with full military honors.
The Marcos family said the late President deserved state honors considering his long years of service to the country as a decorated soldier, guerilla fighter, lawmaker, and as head of state.