This was how Vice President Jejomar C. Binay described his way of resolving the issue that has undeniably divided the nation for more than 20 years now – whether or not the remains of the late strongman Ferdinand E. Marcos should be interred at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (Cemetery of Heroes) in Taguig.
A supposed leakage of Binay’s recommendation to President Aquino showed that he favored full military honors for Marcos but his body would have to be buried in his home province of Ilocos Norte and not at the Libingan ng mga
Binay refused to confirm or deny the supposed leakage.
“Solomonic,” of course, “means exhibiting or requiring the exercise of great wisdom, especially in making difficult decisions” and indeed, the Marcos burial issue was one tough decision to make for the 68-year-old Binay who once served as lawyer for alleged victims of human rights violations during Marcos’ rule.
“My friends had called me a traitor, etc. But I just laughed at them because in every decision you make, you will be met with cheers and jeers,” Binay said in an interview before boarding the 10 p.m. Philippine Airlines flight PR 102 for the United States at the Terminal 2 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Pasay City.
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