Malaya – FM family awaits Palace word on burial

By Jp Lopez | Malaya

MALAYA_thumbSEN. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. yesterday denied that a clear agreement has been reached between his family and the Aquino government over the burial of his father’s remains in Ilocos Norte.

Marcos told reporters that he cannot react to reports since as far as he is concerned, Malacañang has yet to make a formal offer.

“Hindi kami makapag-react dahil wala pang sinasabing pormal na position ang palasyo doon sa pina-study niya kay Vice President Binay—iyong question tungkol sa paglibing ng aking ama. Mula noon wala pa kaming natanggap na proposal o pormal na sagot kaya hindi kami makapag-react. Ito ay puro usap-usapan pa lang at hindi naman pormal na sinabi sa amin na ‘ano kaya kung ganito.’ Ayaw naman nami na magsabi dahil baka hindi naman iyon talaga ang kanilang posisyon,” Marcos said.

“Nakakapagtaka na mayroong mga balitang mga ganyan, sa amin di pa kami kinakausap,” he said.

Vice President Jejomar Binay said yesterday that the Marcos family had agreed to his recommendation to bury its patriarch’s remains in Ilocos Norte instead of insisting on a place at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. He said the only thing left to discuss was the matter of giving former president Ferdinand Marcos full military honors.

Sen. Marcos said his family will discuss any formal proposal on the disposition of his father’s remains

He said he is “open” to his father’s burial in Ilocos Norte as long as he is given full military honors. “I am sure the other members of the family will also feel the same way. Iyon lamang ang aming pinaninindigan dito, ang kanyang honors as a president and as a soldier,” he said.

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