Aquino siblings visit parents’ graves

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President Benigno Aquino 3rd talks to his nephew James after hearing Mass with sisters Kris, Viel, Pinky and Ballsy at the Manila Memorial Park. MALACAÑANG PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino 3rd talks to his nephew James after hearing Mass with sisters Kris, Viel, Pinky and Ballsy at the Manila Memorial Park. MALACAÑANG PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino 3rd and his siblings visited their parents’ graves on Wednesday, a day before the nation commemorates its dead.

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Aquino joined his sisters Maria Elena “Ballsy” Aquino-Cruz, Aurora Corazon “Pinky” Aquino-Abellada, Victoria Elisa “Viel” Aquino-Dee, and Kris Aquino in private mass at the tomb of Ninoy and Cory at the Manila Memorial Park in Paranaque City.

Kris came with her two sons, Joshua and James.

Aquino is the only son of the late senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. and former president Corazon Aquino. The assassination of Ninoy on August 21, 1983 sparked anti-Marcos protests that helped catapult his widow, Corazon to the presidency. Mrs. Aquino died on August 1, 2009 after battling colon cancer for more than a year.

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