MANILA, Philippines—(UPDATE) August 5, the scheduled burial date for former President Corazon Aquino, has been declared a special non-working holiday, it was learned Sunday.
Press Secretary Cerge Remonde said the proclamation would "give Filipinos a chance to pay their respects and appreciation" to the late former president.
Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita said President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo would cut short her trip in the United States so she could attend the funeral. He said she would fly Monday from New York to San Francisco for a refuel stop and was expected to arrive in Manila early Wednesday morning, just in time for the funeral.
Sunday, August 02, 2009
August 5 is Special Non Working Holliday
For those who are thinking or want to see Former President Aquino for the last time here's your chance... August 5 was declared already as a Special Non Working Holliday. Former President Aquino died last Saturda.