PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino 3rd and his siblings visited their parents’ graves on Wednesday, a day before the nation commemorates the dead.
Aquino joined his sisters Maria Elena “Ballsy” Aquino-Cruz, Aurora Corazon “Pinky” Aquino-Abellada, Victoria Elisa “Viel” Aquino-Dee, and Kristina Bernadette “Kris” Aquino in private time for a mass at the tomb of his parents at the Manila Memorial Park in Parañaque City.
Kris, a popular movie actress and TV host, 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 into the presidency. The former president, on the other hand, died on August 1, 2009 after battling colon cancer for more than a year. CATHERINE S. VALENTE