Binay: Email, text views on Marcos burial


Posted at Apr 16 2011 02:01 PM | Updated as of Apr 17 2011 01:42 AM

MANILA, Philippines - Vice President Jejomar Binay on Friday encouraged the public to participate in the discussion on whether former president Ferdinand Marcos should be buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayani or not.

In a press release, Binay, who has been designated by President Benigno Aquino III to study the issue, encouraged the public to send their comments and views to his office via the following methods:

SMS: 0926-7468212 or 0949-6295575

This comes as Binay started communicating with political parties and non-governmental organizations for their opinion on controversial issue.

"In line with the instructions of President Benigno C. Aquino III for me to study and recommend to him at the soonest possible time, the best option that this administration should take with regard to the question on 'whether the time has come for the late former President Ferdinand E. Marcos to be buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayani,' I have decided to undertake wide multi-sectoral consultations with our people on the matter," the letter said.

He is also open to the suggestion of PDP-Laban president Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III for a debate on the issue.

After the consultations, Binay will submit his recommendation to President Aquino.

"We will act based on the result of the public opinion," the statement said.