President Benigno Aquino 3rd on Tuesday signed a condolence book honoring the late South Africa President Nelson Mandela.
The book of condolences was signed by the President at the Embassy of South Africa in Makati City.
“May your life truly well lived continue to shine as the exemplar for all who strive to make this a better world,” President Aquino wrote in the condolence book.
The President was received by South African Ambassador to the Philippines Agnes Nyamande-Pitso and Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario upon arrival at the embassy.
Mandela passed away on December 5 at the age of 95. A state funeral for the global democracy icon will be held in South Africa on December 15.
On Tuesday, the Embassy of South Africa holds a remembrance ceremony for Mandela at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati City.
The Embassy has also made available a book of condolences that the public can sign starting Tuesday until Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the RCBC Plaza in Makati City. CATHERINE S. VALENTE