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Aquino leads 29th Edsa People Power Anniversary

/ 11:38 AM February 25, 2015
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President Benigno Aquino III. GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE / INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday morning headed the celebration of the 29th anniversary of the Edsa People Power Revolution.

After a 7-minute “Unity Walk” by members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP), Aquino led the wreath-laying ceremony at the People Power Monument at the corner of Edsa and White Plains Avenue in Quezon City.

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In attendance were Vice President Jejomar Binay, Cabinet secretaries, Senate President Franklin Drilon, House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr., AFP chief-of-staff Gen. Gregorio Catapang Jr., PNP officer-in-charge Leonardo Espina and the Metro Manila mayors.

Around 1,000 people, mostly government employees and members of organizations, witnessed the ceremony.

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A Mass, officiated by Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle, was also to be held at the Shrine of Mary, Queen of Peace, Our Lady of Edsa.

Aquino was scheduled to give a short message before the final blessing.

Only 300 people can be accommodated in the chapel.

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