Deposed Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos said in an interview Friday he would support the government of President Corazon Aquino if he were allowed to return to his homeland.

Marcos made the pledge in an interview with ABC News in which he again expressed a wish to return to the Philippines for the funeral of his mother, Josefa Edralin-Marcos, who died May 4 at the age of 95.Aquino has rejected earlier pleas to allow his return, saying he is a threat to national security.

"My mother is dead and I'd like to go home," Marcos said in slow, somewhat slurred speech from his home in Honolulu.

"I will support the Aquino government to prevent any adventurism or prevent any attempt at the takeover by the communists," he said.

"There is nothing that Madame Aquino should fear from me."