Pres. Ferdinand Marcos at Libingan ng mga Bayani? Text or Email your comments

Ferdinand Marcos at Libingan ng mga BayaniAiming to involve the public on the issue that the late President Ferdinand Marcos be buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayani, Vice President Jejomar C. Binay encouraged the Filipino people to participate in the discussion and send him their views.

The public may send in their reactions and comments via email through blog@ovp.gov.ph or text through 0926-7468212 (for Globe subscribers) and 0949-6295575 (for Smart subscribers).

Earlier, the Vice President sent out letters to political parties accredited by the Commission on Elections and non-government organizations also to seek their opinion on the matter.

President Benigno S. Aquino III assigned Binay to study the issue, saying the latter would be able to give the proposal “a fair hearing.” 

“In line with the instructions of President Benigno C. Aquino III for me to study and recommend to him at the soonest possible time, the best option that this administration should take with regard to the question on “whether the time has come for the late former President Ferdinand E. Marcos to be buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayani”, I have decided to undertake wide multi-sectoral consultations with our people on the matter,” Binay wrote in his letter. 

In an interview today, the Vice President confirmed his approval of the suggestion of PDP-Laban president Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III to conduct a debate on the issue.

“Let there be a debate. We will not preclude anyone or anybody. At the end of the day, we will have to make a decision,” Binay said.

The Vice President is expected to submit his recommendation to President Aquino after the consultations on the matter have been completed. 

“We will act based on the result of the public opinion,” he said.