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Aquino visits Macias wake

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President Elect Benigno Aquino III visited the wake of Negros Oriental Gov. Emilio C. Macias II at the Bonifacio Chapel of the Manila Memorial Park Monday night. {{more}}

Aquino, accompanied by former Dumaguete City Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo, arrived at the wake about 10 p.m. and met with the children of the late Governor, Eileen, Ricky and Mark.

The President-elect stayed for about 45 minutes and reminisced about the days when he and Macias were together in Congress, Remollo said.

Dr. Mark Macias said that the President-elect had earlier indicated his desire to visit the Governor while he was still confined at the National Kidney and Transplant Institute. Governor Macias died Sunday dawn from liver cancer.

The younger Macias said Negrenses now living in Manila as well as other political allies from the Nationalist People’s Coalition, like Danding Cojuangco and Bataan Governor Tet Garcia, also came to pay their last respects during the past two days.

Macias’ cremated remains will be flown to Dumaguete City Wednesday, where it will lie in state at the Negros Oriental Provincial Capitol for three days. On Saturday, the ashes will be brought to Siaton town, Macias’ hometown, for an overnight vigil.

The interment is scheduled at high noon of Sunday.


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