Aug 2, 2009
(Photos) Cory Aquino: Thousands Flock To La Salle Greenhills
Written under: Human Interest, Philippines, Politics
MANILA, Philippines. Thousands flock to see the remains of former Philippine President Cory Aquino for the public viewing of her remains at the La Salle Greenhills gymnasium.
The Artuji news team was there to experience the public viewing from the perspective of an ordinary Filipino citizen. And this is our photo story.
Upon arriving at the LSGH vicinity around 1 AM, August 2. One can immediately notice the yellow ribbons wrapped around the trees along the road.
The line is long, but the atmosphere is somber and quiet. People are sharing to each other their EDSA Revolution stories.
Media and security crews are everywhere.
Yellow ribbons can also be seen everywhere.
Flowers that adorn the hallways leading to the gym.
Going up the spiral pathway leading to the inside of the gymnasium.
Yellow flowers inside the gymnasium.
A quick snapshot inside the gym. The NAMFREL Quick Count Tally Board can be seen which contains the vote numbers from the Marcos-Aquino Presidential Snap Elections.
Cory Aquino photo gallery inside the gymnasium. People can be seen taking their photos beside these pictures.
A security officer ensures that everything is peaceful and orderly.
LED screens show the live streaming of the people paying their respect to Cory Aquino.
The spiral pathway leading to the entrance. One will see this along the exit path leading to the track and field.
Flowers around the track and field.
Cory Aquino’s remains will stay in La Salle Greenhills until Sunday, August 2 and then will be transferred to the Manila Cathedral where public viewing will be continued.
Her remains will be buried on Wednesday, August 5 at the Manila Memorial in Paranaque City. This day is already declared as a special non-working holiday by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.