Binay: Marcos kin agree to FM burial in Ilocos


Posted at Aug 09 2011 02:25 PM | Updated as of Aug 10 2011 05:59 AM

MANILA, Philippines - The Marcos family is already amenable to burying the late President Ferdinand Marcos in Ilocos Norte, Vice President Jejomar Binay said Tuesday.

Binay told reporters in Laoag: “Pumayag na ang Marcos family na sa Ilocos ilibing si dating pangulong [Ferdinand] Marcos.”

President Benigno Aquino III earlier asked Binay to review a proposal to bury Marcos in the Libingan ng mga Bayani. Various sectors have opposed a hero's burial for the late strongman. 

Binay said that besides the burial in the former president’s hometown, he also proposed giving Marcos full military honors.

“Yong ikalawang part (military honors) na lang yung dapat nating plantsahin at malapit nang mangyari ‘yon,” he said.