Binay, Duterte want hero’s burial for Marcos

Robertzon Ramirez - The Philippine Star

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The late dictator Ferdinand Marcos deserves a hero’s burial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Taguig City as far as presidential candidates Vice President Jejomar Binay and Davao City Rodrigo Duterte are concerned.

Duterte and Binay indicated they want Marcos buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayani during the “Taas Kamay” segment wherein the candidates are asked to raise their hands if they agree with the question posed during the second leg of the Pilipinas Debates 2016 held at the University of the Philippines here last Sunday.

The candidates were not allowed to explain their position.

Duterte, however, explained his side to reporters while Binay refused to grant interviews about after the debate.

Duterte said Marcos should be buried at the hero’s cemetery as it is time that the Filipino people unite and move on.

He explained that as long as the Marcos burial issue remains hanging, it would be a divisive factor in the Philippines.

“It is time to move on, someone has got to give. Just bury him and end it, anyway if a person is dead, that’s it,” he said.

Duterte said he would consult with martial law victims regarding Marcos’ burial and submit the issue in a sort of consensus then hold a plebiscite.

Duterte denied that his decision to bury Marcos has nothing to do with his ties with the dictator’s son, vice presidential candidate Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr.

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