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President Corazon Aquino Monday rejected a reported offer from Ferdinand Marcos's widow, Imelda, for a compromise on his possible burial in the Philippines. ``Her position against the return ... of the remains of former President Marcos is based on considerations of national interest and security. It cannot be the subject of compromise,'' a presidential palace statement said.

The Manila newspaper Malaya in a Honolulu report quoted Mrs. Marcos as saying she was willing to meet with Aquino when the latter visited Washington in November.

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Mrs. Marcos brushed aside allegations by some Manila officials linking her to an alleged plot to assassinate Aquino as part of a conspiracy for an opposition takeover of government.

The Philippine Senate Monday agreed to conduct a formal inquiry on the alleged assassination plot, which the military disclosed last week during a briefing given to Aquino and select legislators.

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