Vice President Jejomar Binay said that the Marcos family has agreed to his recommendation that the remains of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos be buried in Ilocos Norte with full military honors instead of at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Taguig.
Binay described his recommendation as “solomonic” and expressed optimism that President Aquino will accept it.
“Where Marcos should be buried and whether he should be given military honors has been a divisive issue in the Philippines for the past 20 years and a recent SWS poll showed there was still an almost even split on the matter,” he said.
Binay, who led the 113th Philippine Independence Day rites at a flag-raising ceremony in the embassy grounds here, told a press conference it was only fair that Marcos be buried with military honors because “he was a soldier, he wore the uniform.“
“Even assuming that some of the medals Marcos claimed to have won for bravery and heroism were fake, you cannot take away the fact that he served as a soldier in World War II and therefore is entitled to military honors,” he said.
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