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Cory Aquino Funeral Route: Manila Cathedral to Manila Memorial Park
For those wishing to catch a glimpse of beloved former president Cory Aquino who'll be transferred from La Salle Greenhills to the Manila Cathedral tomorrow Monday and pass by Makati's Ayala Avenue where it's expected to rain yellow confetti, you can catch a glimpse of Cory's hearse on Wednesday from Manila Cathedral to Manila Memorial park
Cory Aquino's funeral will follow this route from Manila Cathedral to the Manila Memorial Park:
Manila Cathedral to Roxas Boulevard, left to Quirino Avenue, right to SLEx exit at Sucat right on Sucat Road left to enter Manila Memorial Park
If you can't visualize it, here's an interactive route map of Intramuros from OpenStreetMap Philippines. You can trace the funeral route from Manila cathedral here:
Funeral Mass schedule at Manila Cathedral is on Wednesday, August 5, 2009, declared a special non-working holiday by Malacanang. No idea yet on the time of funeral march going to Manila Memorial Park.
Tutubi has seen the tomb of Ninoy Aquino at the Manila Memorial Park which is a very simple one. Cory's remains will be buried next to Ninoy's tomb there. Space is very limited and it's better to just wait on the side of the roads where the funeral march will pass. DOn't press your luck unless you're really a VIP or with an official media ID to personally see Cory's burial. Expect humongous traffic jam on Wednesday August 5 too.
Don't expect to be able to park near Manila Cathedral as it's cleared of parked vehicles. One of the best vantage points I see here is at the LRT Quirino Avenue Station on Wednesday :P