Wednesday, August 05, 2009

final goodbye

today we say our final goodbye to president corazon aquino, as of writing this the funeral procession is still on its way to her final destination at the manila memorial park, thousands of filipino showed up to show their gratitude and pay their last respect to a great woman. it so heartwarming to see the filipinos as one, untied and patiently waiting, it didn't matter that it was raining, that most haven't eaten yet and has been waiting for hours,... it is really heartwarming to see and be part of this history.

more photos of cory aquino's funeral procession below

please note that the funeral photos i have is only from the cathedral down to quirino, manila... would love to cover and join the funeral procession to manila memorial park but i am too tired alread. sorry.
this is tita cory's coffin about to leave manila cathedral over a shower of yellow confetti, and its so nakakakilabot thearing people chant "cory! cory! cory!" while clapping 

not sure what this girls are but they were lined up together withthe generals and policement in front of the manila cathedral and they were leaving the formation when the truck left.

people flashing the L or laban sign as tita cory's coffin pass them, all the while chanting cory's name.  
someone will just shout cory and other's would follow suit.
the coffin along intramuros on its way to roxas boulevard< its amazing to see and feel the energy of the people, some waving in their self made poster showing how much they love president cory, and maybe their way of saying thank you
it didnt matter that the weather was erratic and it was raining from time to time... and no the flood didn't matter as well, some even just walk barefoot with their slippers hanging on their hand
you can just feel the energy, you wouldnt believe that these people have been waiting for hours, some waving their hands, wearing yellow ribbons, other brought flowers
the crowd is so huge, last estimate they have is about more than 200,000 people 
and yes there were lots of kids, parents who were probably part of the edsa people power revolution in 1986 and wanted to bring their kids and let the future generation show how it was before
and there were balloons... after joining the funeral procession from the manila cathedral to kalaw, i decided to go to quirino lrt station and wait for the convoy there. by the way lrt stations has been playing the tie a yellow ribbon non-stop
the quirino lrt station was already pack with mediamen and people were already patiently waiting and lining the streets... its just amazing.
the crowd at quirino flashing the L sign and cheering as the truck passes by
goodbye tita cory! 
thank you!


Leif Hagen said...

WOW - that was an incredible series of photos! President Corazon Aquino was an amazing heroine of the Phillipines! I like the last photo the best of them all!

bertN said...

You did a superb job covering the funeral! Where did you get the energy to do this? Siguro duon sa looong break mo LOL

Cory Aquino's magic is still with her - talagang mahal siya ng mga tao hanggang ngayon.

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