Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Cory Aquino's Last Day in La Salle Green Hills

I got some volunteers and brought them to the wake of President Aquino in LSGH the other day. It was a very nice experience, although I must admit very tiring also. I am not complaining. We draw strength from President Aquino herself, who didn't grew tired defending the Philippines from all angles, from people who want to destroy its institutions from left to right. We draw strength from hundreds and thousands of people who tirelessly fall in line for hours just to see the body of the former President.

Trying to offer whatever it is you can to someone who you only dream to have met when she was alive is all worth it, I can say. All the sufferings she took can't match anything I know of. This little act of sacrificing my time and skills is a way of saying thank you. On behalf of the Filipino youth of my generation, thank you for restoring democracy; thank you for being a moral voice amidst all these politics and mess in government; thank you for who you are and what you have done for the Philippines.


At the end of the day, you think about yourself, and how will you end up in the future. As much as you imagine to have something like this, you continue to understand that no one could be at par with a great Filipino personality such as that of Cory Aquino.

The stub above are the color-coded stubs to be given to people so that they may control and create order for the Necrological mass before she's finally laid to rest.

Ayala Crowd
Photo by Tin Sanchez

Today, they transfered President Aquino from LSGH Gym to the Manila Cathedral. What they expected to be a 45 minute drive became more than 4 hours for them because of the sea of people that flooded the route of the convoy. In many aspects, the crowd was likened with the Funeral march of Ninoy Aquino, which happened more than 20 years ago.

The Hero and the Heroine
Ninoy and Cory


  1. WAIT. I don't own that pic. =)) Grabbed that somewhere lang. :-" honesty is the best policy.

  2. Cory will always be remembered. She has made a huge impact on the lives of many Filipinos.

  3. Hey Bong, let's go to medical missions or stuff like that someday :p

  4. ok Tiffy, sure, of course! :) hehe why the sudden message?



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