President Benigno Aquino 3rd and his sisters held Mass on Saturday at the Manila Memorial Park to commemorate the sixth death anniversary of their mother, former president Corazon “Cory” Aquino.
The Aquino siblings, dressed in their signature yellow color, gathered in front of their mother’s tomb.
Interior Secretary and Liberal Party standard bearer Manuel “Mar” Roxas 2nd was with them.
The late president’s grave was laden with white and yellow flowers. Among those who sent wreaths were Vice President Jejomar Binay and former Manila mayor Alfredo Lim.
Mrs. Aquino succumbed to colon cancer on August 1, 2009. She was 76.
Her death was key to the victory of her son, then a senator, in the 2010 presidential election.