President Noynoy Aquino (PNoy) has not made his position yet about late President Ferdinand Marcos' burial at Libingan ng mga Bayani.
"Anything I say on the matter sasabihin decided on a subjective basis rather than on an objective basis. We would want to spare our country from that," Aquino said yesterday. "I have a government official whom I will task to study (it)." PNoy told GMA News.
The son of the late President Marcos, Sen. Bongbong earlier said on reports that it is the right of his father whose remains have lain in state inside a refrigerated crypt at his family’s ancestral home since 1993, to be finally buried at the heroes' cemetery.
"We've always said that it's his right as a former president, as a former soldier, as a bemedalled soldier, that he be buried in Libingan ng mga Bayani, and it's very clear that that is his right," Senator Bongbong Marcos told reporters on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, PNoy admitted that Marcos’ burial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani would implicate many things.
“Should it be in recognition of his being a soldier during World War II, should it be because he was former commander in chief, should it be because he was a former president," the President said.
“Of course there will be a sector, a significant sector, especially we’re celebrating the 25th anniversary of EDSA (People Power Revolution) by next week, na nagsasabi na bibigyan natin ng honor as commander in chief and as president, hindi ba tinaggal iyung mandato sa kanya ng taumbayan. So paano magkakaroon ng entitlement," PNoy added.