03 August 2009

Cory Wake will be at the Cathedral

Photo courtesy of Kim Komenich
Hundreds of people have been queuing to pay their respects in front of the body of former leader Corazon Aquino after her death last Saturday (1 August 2009). Police estimated that about 35,000 people, mostly dressed in yellow, had queued up to view Mrs. Aquino’s remains since public viewing started at 7:00 A.M. last Sunday (2 August 2009).

Jiggy Aquino Cruz, one of Mrs. Aquino’s grandchildren, said the family is "overwhelmed over the hundreds, if not thousands of Filipinos from various parts of the country are waiting for their turn to get a glimpse" of the former Philippine leader.

The line from the La Salle Greenhills gymnasium stretched out to Ortigas Avenue all the way to EDSA. Her remains will remain in La Salle until she will be brought to the Manila Cathedral on Monday (3 August 2009), where she will lie in state until the funeral on Wednesday (5 August 2009).

Procession Route courtesy of GMANews.TVThe cortege will leave La Salle Greenhills at 11 a.m. and take the following route: Ortigas to EDSA, turn right at Ayala Avenue, turn left at Buendia Avenue, turn right at the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX), turn left at Quirino Avenue, turn right at Roxas Blvd., and turn right to Intramuros.

The following are the complete schedule of wake and funeral of Mrs. Corazon C. Aquino:

2 August 2009, Sunday
Wake and masses at La Salle Greenhills Gym, Ortigas Ave., Mandaluyong

3 August 2009, Monday
9:00 A.M. - mass at La Salle Greenhills
12:00 noon – transfer of Mrs. Aquino’s remains to Manila Cathedral, Intramuros, Manila
Wake and masses at Manila Cathedral

4 August 2009, Tuesday
Wake and masses at Manila Cathedral, Intramuros, Manila

5 August 2009, Wednesday
9:00 A.M. - Funeral Mass at Manila Cathedral
Interment at Manila Memorial Park, ParaƱaque

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