The last time I cried, up to now, was during Tita Cory's wake. I was really moved by Kris' words, talagang hindi ko napigilan ang umiyak noong time na yun. I wanted to join sana Tita Cory's funeral march, but I was only 17 at that time (hindi pa ako masyadong lakwatsero, slight pa lang).
So now, I finally paid my final respects to these humble great beings.
By 1:20 PM, I again traveled by train (Sta.Mesa-Sucat Station - P15). You'll know you're on the right place if you see the two tall red-striped chimney (Sucat Power Plant). From the train station, I rode a jeep bound to Baclaran (P8), it will pass by the front of Manila Memorial Park. (landmark - Elorde Sports Complex).
|gate to the cemetery|
Upon reaching the cemetery's gates, I saw right away the for-rich-only mausoleums, on my right is the La Funeraria Paz. I even saw a structure similar to the Old Legislative House (now National Museum) in P. Burgos Ave.
|so fab na libingan|
|a Chinese tomb|
|just saw this on my way|
The beloved couple's tomb is located at the back of small, blue-gray mausoleum, along Bougainvilla avenue.
You will not think that a former Philippine president is actually laid there. That is a very humble tomb to compare it with other president's tomb I have visited. While taking photos of the tomb, a family also arrived to see the late president's tomb. I was kinda na-touch by that, then I told to my self, "sana sa paglipas ng generation namin, may mga tao pa rin na hindi makakalimot sa demokrasyang pinaglaban ng dalawang nakahimlay dito."
|the Aquino tomb|
|President Corazon Aquino, 1st woman President and the first president of the Fifth Republic. Her husband Ninoy Aquino, according to sen. Salonga, he's the greatest president we never had.|
|Yellow ribbon, symbol of the Philippine Democracy|
|on my way back, I saw this open grave... just take a look.|