05 Jun '11, 11am

No hero's burial for ex-Philippine dictator: MANILA - OFFICIALS say the Philippine vice president has recommende...

No hero's burial for ex-Philippine dictator: MANILA - OFFICIALS say the Philippine vice president has recommende...

Marcos was ousted in a 1986 'people power' revolt and died three years later in exile in Hawaii. His body was returned to his northern Philippine hometown of Batac in Ilocos Norte, where it is displayed in a glass coffin. -- PHOTO: REUTERS MANILA - OFFICIALS say the Philippine vice president has recommended that ex-dictator Ferdinand Marcos should not be buried in a Manila heroes' cemetery, but that he could receive full military honours if he is laid to rest in his northern political stronghold. President Benigno Aquino III earlier asked Vice President Jejomar Binay to recommend how to deal with the divisive issue. Three officials told AP on Sunday that Mr Binay recommended that full military honors be accorded if Marcos is buried in Ilocos Norte instead of the heroes' cemetery. Marcos was ousted in a 1986 'people power' revolt and died three years later in exile in Hawai...

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