Motorists pay respect to former Pres. Corazon Aquino

The yellow ribbon tradition lives on
by Anna Barbara L. Lorenzo | Aug 2, 2009

Corazon Aquino

Filipino motorists show respect to the late President Corazon C. Aquino by tying a yellow ribbon to their vehicle.

The "trend" started on August 1 when a convoy of family and friends of the Aquinos paraded behind the late leader's hearse as her remains were brought to La Salle Greenhills in Mandaluyong City from Heritage Park in Taguig City.

Yellow is the signature color of Mrs. Aquino, who turned from a housewife to a national leader as the country fought for freedom against the dictatorship of former President Ferdinand Marcos. She was elected president in 1986.

Mrs. Aquino passed away on August 1, more than a year after she was diagnosed with colon cancer. She was 76. President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has declared ten days of national mourning to pay respect to the former president.

EDSA and other major roads in Metro Manila were partially closed as the remains of Mrs. Aquino was brought to the Manila Cathedral around noon. A private funeral for the former president will be held on August 5, which has been declared by the Malacañang as a special non-working holiday.
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