ABS-CBN News - Bongbong denies Marcoses agreed to Ilocos burial

9 August 2011

By Ryan Chua | ABS-CBN News

abscbn_thumbMANILA, Philippines - Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. on Tuesday denied that his family has agreed to Vice President Jejomar Binay's proposal that his father, the late former President Ferdinand Marcos, be buried in Ilocos Norte.

In an interview, Marcos said his family has yet to receive an offer from the Palace.

"Hindi pa kami maaaring pumayag kasi walang proposal na magre-react kami, na papayag kami. Puro balita dito, balita diyan pero walang pormal na offer para sa pamilya," Marcos said.

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.