Cory Aquino (1933-2009)

by Kiko Matsing

Note: Archived from Aug 2009

The Passing of an Era. I just saw Cory Aquino’s funeral procession pass through the Ayala/Buendia intersection from our condo at the Ayala Columns. The remains of the former president were taken from La Salle Greenhills (my high school) to Manila Cathedral, where it will stay until burial on Wednesday (5 Aug). My mom, as usual, had to be in the front row just as she was when Ninoy Aquino was buried after being assassinated by Marcos’ henchmen back in 1983.

Cory's Funeral 1
Cory's Funeral 2
Cory's Funeral 3

These pictures were taken in real time (about 12:30 p.m. U.S. Central) while making a Skype call to my dad. The little girl is my 8-month old niece, Francesca, in Cory’s emblematic yellow color.