Those who want to pay their last respects to the late President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III can drop by the Ateneo de Manila University in Quezon City on Friday, June 25 for a one-day public viewing.
The 61-year-old former president's remains were cremated Thursday, the same day he died of kidney disease, a complication of his diabetes. Family, close friends and supporters viewed his urn at the Heritage Memorial Park in Taguig City before the public event the next day.
The 12-hour public viewing will run from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., at the Church of the Gesu. Radyo Katipunan 87.9, the Ateneo campus' community radio station, said all visitors will enter via Gate 3 along Katipunan Avenue and exit via Gate 3.5.
Visitors can line up as early as 9:45 a.m. and are advised to bring as few personal items as possible and follow COVID health protocols.
"Ganun kasimple lang. Sana maintindihan ninyo na we did not think it would happen this soon and we are just trying our best na hindi magkaroon ng superspreader event," his youngers sister, Kris Aquino, told reporters.
Here's the complete schedule:
- 9:30 a.m. - arrival honors
- 10 a.m. - start of Viewing
- 4 p.m. - prayer Vigil
- 5 p.m. - mass
- 10 p.m. - end of viewing
Those who cannot physically go to the public viewing can watch it online via Radyo Katipunan 87.9 FM. There will be three Requiem Masses, which will be streamed live at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Friday, and 10 a.m. on Saturday.
On Saturday, June 26, he will be buried beside his parents, former Sen. Ninoy Aquino and former President Cory Aquino, at the Manila Memorial Park in Parañaque.