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.

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.


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