Philippine leader: no hero's burial for dictator

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President Benigno Aquino III on Friday ruled out a burial for dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the national heroes' cemetery in Manila. "Not during my watch," he said.

Aquino told The Associated Press in an interview that he was finalizing a decision on his vice president's proposal to bury the strongman with military honors in his northern Philippine hometown, but that burial in the capital was out of the question.

Marcos was ousted in a 1986 "people power" revolt led by current President Benigno Aquino III's late mother, Corazon Aquino. Marcos died three years later in exile in Hawaii. His body was returned in 1993 to his northern Philippine hometown of Batac in Ilocos Norte province, where it has been displayed in a glass coffin and has become a tourist attraction...



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