• Neighbors, supporters welcome citizen Aquino

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    HOME BUT NOT ALONE Former President Benigno Aquino 3rd spends his first day at his residence at Times Street in Quezon City with sister Kris and nephews Josh and Bimby. MALACAÑANG PHOTO

    HOME BUT NOT ALONE Former President Benigno Aquino 3rd spends his first day at his residence at Times Street in Quezon City with sister Kris and nephews Josh and Bimby. MALACAÑANG PHOTO

    Former President Benigno Aquino 3rd was given a warm welcome by his supporters and former cabinet secretaries upon arriving at his home along Times Street in Quezon City.

    Aquino arrived at Times Street before noon Thursday after formally relinquishing his post to President Rodrigo Duterte. He was met by his former cabinet secretaries including Corazon Soliman, Teresita Deles, Joseph Emilio Abaya, Armin Luistro and Ramon Jimenez.

    A mini program organized by the neighborhood association was held to thank the former president for his service to the nation. After the program, Aquino proceeded to his newly renovated house at No. 25 Times Street, where he had lunch.

    He told reporters of his plans for the day which included unpacking his things and eating.
    Kris and her two sons were among those who waited for the former leader to come home. She said they are there to keep her brother company and make him happy always.

    Luistro said Aquino’s Administration did a lot to improve the quality of education in the country. He said it was during Aquino’s term that 185,000 classrooms were constructed and 172,000 teachers were hired.

    Deles noted that it was also during the time of Aquino that the encounters between government forces and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) were minimized because of the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement in the Bangsamoro (CAB).

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