Cory's Last visit to Makati City
Former president Corazon “Cory” Aquino has brought thousands of people back to the streets one last time, amid a shower of yellow confetti. As Cory’s cortege passed through Edsa from La Salle Greenhills heading to Ayala in Makati city to stop for a few minutes to the statue of Ninoy near Paseo de Roxas before going to Manila Cathedral in Intramuros Manila.
The huge number of crowd most wearing yellow shirts flashed the “L” sign which means “Laban” or “fight” (Cory’s slogan when campaigning against the dictator more than 20 years ago) sign as they lined up along Ayala Avenue. Office employees, threw yellow confetti as the funeral convoy passed.
The scenes were reminiscent of 1986 rally when Cory, led massive protests against the dictator whom she accused of cheating in the snap presidential elections. The protests eventually led to a bloodless people power revolt that ousted the current seated president at that time and installed her as the first female president of the Philippines.
The funeral cortege reached the monument of Ninoy Aquino Jr., on the intersection of Ayala Avenue and Paseo de Roxas, the crowd of thousands simultaneously sang "Bayan Ko" (My Country) and again flashed the "Laban" sign.
" MANILA, Philippines – Former president Corazon “Cory” Aquino has brought tens of thousands back to the streets one last time, amid a shower of yellow confetti.
As Aquino’s cortege passed through Edsa from La Salle Greenhills at 11 a.m. Monday, the former leader was greeted by a stream of yellow – from people’s shirts to the balloons they were holding.
In Makati City, thousands more, mostly in yellow shirts and flashing the "L" sign for "laban" (fight), lined Ayala Avenue around noon to hail the arrival of Aquino."