Agreement on Marcos burial

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The Independent Online
MANILA (Reuter) - The former first lady, Imelda Marcos, bowed to the government yesterday and agreed to bury her husband's remains in his Philippines home town instead of in the capital, Manila.

President Fidel Ramos's government has agreed to a funeral for the late dictator, Ferdinand Marcos, but stipulated that it should take place in Ilocos Norte province, 250 miles north of Manila.

The government fears a Manila funeral might provoke violence. Marcos's corpse lies in an air-conditioned crypt in Hawaii, where he died in exile in 1989 three years after he was overthrown in a popular revolt.

'We have resigned ourselves to do exactly what they want (us) to do,' Mrs Marcos said.