Former President Aquino laid to rest

Former President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III was laid to rest on Saturday as loved ones and supporters gathered to pay their final respects.

Aquino, 61, passed away Thursday. He was buried at the Manila Memorial Park in Paranaque City beside his parents, democracy icons former president Corazon “Cory” Aquino and former senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr.

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Family, friends, and colleagues of the former chief executive trooped to the Church of the Gesù at the Ateneo de Manila University for a funeral mass at 10 a.m.

State funeral honors were also accorded to the country’s 15th president.

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Aquino died of renal disease secondary to diabetes, his siblings said. His remains were cremated on the same day, and a one-day public viewing of his urn was held on Friday.

/LMT — AdChoiceTV News (Manila)

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