Sunday, August 2, 2009

Corazon Aquino Burial set as Special Non-Working Holiday

August 5, 2009, Wednesday, has been declared by the Malacanang Palace as a non-working special holiday in observance of the funeral and burial rights of the former and late President Corazon "Cory" Aquino.

The private funeral of Aquino will be held at the Manila Memorial Park. She will be laid to rest beside her husband and Philippine hero Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino, Jr.

The special holiday was declared to allow the public to see the last few moments of the Philippine freedom icon Cory Aquino.

Currently, the public who wants to view and pay their last respects to Aquino's remains are allowed in LaSalle Greenhills from 5 p.m. yesterday until Monday. Viewing proper is from 7am to 4am of the next day.

Some photos of the wake, click here.

GMA Live Video Coverage today here .

Our prayers are for the late president Cory Aquino.

Thank you for inspiring the Filipino people to fight for their freedom in 1986 and to continually cherish them eversince until your last breath.
Rest in peace.

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