Posts Tagged ‘history’
President Cory Aquino’s Funeral Cortege
Posted on: 8th of August 2009 | Under: Life & Love

From ten thirty in the morning, we waited for almost nine hours before the convoy arrived in Sucat. Six of those hours were spent lounging around in Starbucks, while the rest of it was spent outside with the crowd. It would have been a total bore waiting that long, but armed with our laptops and netbooks, we occupied ourselves with updates of the funeral march thru twitter and live stream videos online.

By the time the convoy reached Sucat, it was already dark. And because my digicam couldn’t take any decent shots in the dark, I opted to video the march instead.

Here’s a short clip of the convoy when they passed by us:

What an uplifting experience it was being there. Seeing the big crowd who left their homes just to be able to take a glimpse of President Cory for one last time, showed how much she was truly loved. Again, just the way she did during the 1986 People Power Revolution, she successfully united the Filipinos together: young and old, rich and poor.

The outpouring love was overwhelming as people patiently waited for hours amidst the strong rains. To us out in the streets, the exhaustion was simply a small sacrifice to be able to honor the woman who brought back democracy in the country.

Waiting for President Cory’s Convoy
Posted on: 5th of August 2009 | Under: Life & Love

Living in Sucat sure does have its advantages. Today we drove just a few minutes and parked by Santana Grove as we wait for President Cory’s convoy pass by. We were lucky enough to get a prime spot parking right by Sucat road that we hope would be close enough to be able to take a glimpse of such a wonderful person, before the whole Philippines lay her to rest.

Passed by Manila Memorial Park, and witnessed the crowd building up, even with the heavy rain present.


This banner was also up outside the cemetery:


My mom, sister and I are waiting in Starbucks, along with a handful of other people. The crowd here is building up too.

Here’s my mom in sis in yellow:


And my sis and I with our balloons:


We’re all anticipating her arrival in Sucat. From the growing crowd in the streets all over the metro, it truly proves how much President Cory Aquino was loved.