The nation came out in the thousands to say farewell to Cory Aquino last August 5. And we were there! We waited that day for several hours, together with the throng of people, for the funeral cortege of Cory Aquino to pass by Sucat.
The atmosphere was so electric! The nation was in total euphoria. I could not prevent my tears from flowing as I saw the cortege, not because I was sad that Cory passed away; but because I was happy Cory united the Philippine nation even in death.
It took over eight hours for the cortege to complete the 22-kilometer route from the Manila Cathedral to Manila Memorial Park. By the time it arrived in Sucat, it was already dark.
I am proud to have been part of Philippine history. Maraming salamat Cory Aquino!
Above is the billboard at the Sucat Exit which was installed by ActivAsia as its farewell to Cory. ActivAsia manages the North Philippines Visitors Bureau and the billboard advertising in the SLEX among others.