Aquino’s visit to parents’ graves a private affair — Palace


President Benigno Aquino III AP PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — President Benigno Aquino III is keeping his visit to his parents’ grave at the Manila Memorial Park in Parañaque City a private affair.

“We deliberately are not placing it on the schedule of the President in order to afford the President and his family some private time. It is also very rare for the President to have a private time especially during this event. We have not placed it (on the official schedule) to afford them privacy while the President and his family say their prayers for their loved ones,” said Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte.

Valte refused to say whether the President would make the visit on November 1 or 2 when Filipinos traditionally visit their dead.

In 2011, the President, along with his sisters and relatives, visited the family mausoleum of former President Corazon Aquino and former Sen. Benigno Aquino Jr. a day before All Saints’ Day to avoid the rush to cemeteries.

Valte said Malacañang has declared November 1 (Thursday) and 2 (Friday) special non-working holidays.

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  • Night

    this is critical news compared to the UN report…………..

    All hail Pnoy the Great

  • DarkSideOfTheMoon2

    Family time. Leave him alone.

  • disqusted0fu

    they might make this another big deal… all over the news or something. but if you have not much accomplishments, i guess this is exactly what you should do… make very little things seem big.

  • mekeni62

    and this is news.

  • It’s No Time To Doubt Now

    For once, pleeze pleeze pleeze. Pleeze give our beloved President PNoy the privacy that he needs. Every person needs some space to himself, dead or alive. A space to find himself, or just to contain himself. Even a high and mighty president needs it, too. Those of you in the press who got too close to our beloved President PNoy during the state visit to AU caused him great distress in the gut. I hope this time around, whatever our dear leader PNoy brings to his parents’ grave will not be publicized. Troubled gut or not.

    Far from the madding crowd, may our beloved President PNoy finally have his much deserved rest in peace in his parents’ grave.

    and may I humbly suggest:
    vote straight LP in 2013
    Ninoy 2.0 = Bam Aquino

    • jeronimo

       PNoy finally have his much deserved rest in peace in his parents’ grave. – – and what exactly do you mean by this????

      • It’s No Time To Doubt Now

        Uhm…… literally rest in peace, chill and relax in quiet, enjoy his huge collection of jazz music while surrounded by grasshoppers, dragonflies and invisible pollens, away from media spotlight, unmolested by kibitzers. May our beloved President PNoy find his much deserved rest in peace.

      • jeronimo

        huh? ” rest in peace” – is for the dead…

      • It’s No Time To Doubt Now

        is it? my bad. i thought it was as simple as ‘mamayapa’ or to be at peace with oneself. no infelicity intended.

      • jeronimo

        be careful on what you post… ikaw din.. baka makulong ka. hehehe, know what i mean?

      • It’s No Time To Doubt Now

        thanks for the reminder buddy. thanks to our beloved President PNoy for standing firm on the cyberlibel law. i know they’re maintaining IP logs of disqus users these days even before the TRO was handed down by SC. they can trace users up to the base station for now, and with the help of telco companies, they should be able to trace the user through the unique MAC address. the process of doing that is manual and rather tedious for now. but the cost of data storage for all the logs and computing power to automate real-time tracking is astronomical. so tracing and tracking down subversives and ill-disciplined netizens will have to be prioritized according to gravity of offense. due to cost constraints and logistical issues, the powers that be will still be unable to go after all the bad guys all at once. that’s what my friend in a telco tells me. the wonders of modern science.

      • boybakal

         You’re funny again…indirectly ignorant but wise.

      • It’s No Time To Doubt Now


      • Bert

        that’s why i like you…hehe

      • adam_d_ant

        he he he  …

        why not spend “rest” in the mental hospital where he’s very comfortable? listen to jazz in the “company” of his parents?  plllllleeeeaseee  … let ninoy and cory rest in peace  ..

        errr  .. literally “rest in peace”?  huwag naman.  wala na tayong clown pag natuloyan si retard.  at saka at buhay ay hindi palagi nasa taas ka.  darating din ang araw na sisingilin si budoy ng ka-unggoyan n’ya.

      • It’s No Time To Doubt Now

        huwag naman po. sana matutunan niyong mahalin ang ating mahal na Pangulo balang araw. marami na po siyang nagawa para sa ating bansa. Mabuhay ka mahal na PNoy!

      • Bernadette Rizares

        teka, teka, alin ang mga ngwa n ng pangulo ?? please can you inform me ???

      • It’s No Time To Doubt Now

        Since you ask. Thanks to our beloved President PNoy for giving us a long weekend to rest. He’s doubling down on his work load and working during long weekends to please you. In fact, you should be grateful that PNoy encouraged the growth of broadband industry to keep you all connected online. Just the other day, our dear leader PNoy was even awarded an upgrade by Moody’s. A week ago he was called the darling of investors by CNBC and Bloomberg. Two weeks ago he brought us peace with our Muslim brothers. A month ago he brought discipline to cyberspace. Several months ago, he brought us the youngest Chief Justice who has started cleaning up the judiciary. Wala pang 3 years sa office yan.

      • boybakal

         Funny….he ha he ha…

  • anton kinuton

    is this news? do they have to announce it? the people are now aware and will be looking forward to see the president and family.

  • spearheads

    Then why are you publishing it if it is a private affair, moron?

    At any rate, for the sake of the Filipinos, I hope he stays there for good.

  • adam_d_ant

    sira talaga tuktok ni abnoy …. private affair daw … parang private affair din na kakatihan ni kris.  kailangan me media coverage  .. pati tulo kailangan i-media

    pero pag kailangan gamitin sa pulitika, hindi private affair.

    hopeless    ….. well, 15 million stupid filipinos elected him.

  • boybakal

    Of course, if it is family gathering, it is private affair.
    Por Dios por Santo…correct use of english please.

  • jeronimo

    kame din, when we visit our parents’ graves its a private affair. FYI – oke?

  • boybakal

    Whether Pnoy’s visit to the grave is Private or Public, it does not matter.
    We have our loved ones too that needs a visit in the cemetery.
    Our visit is more solemn as we don’t need publicity.

  • $17531445

    Private affair?  Don’t count on it.  What is more likely is that the LP wise guys haven’t figured out yet how to milk it for political advantage in the 20l3 elections as they did with Cory’s funeral in the 2010 elections.

  • Cal_Reznick

    What does private affair mean? Just one camera man??

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