IN PHOTOS: QC neighbors welcome Aquino back
MANILA, Philippines – Outgoing President Benigno Aquino III on Thursday, June 30, is set to return to his home in Times Street in Quezon City.
Aquino would go straight to their family home after the departure honors in Malacañang, Rappler learned.
Around 350 to 400 people are expected to welcome the President, as neighbors planned a welcome party for him.
A Rappler source said that a representative of the neighborhood association will thank Aquino upon arrival in Times Street. After this, they would walk citizen Noy (Aquino's nickname) home.
At the Aquino residence, a stage has been set up, with yellow ribbons tied around trees. The area was also closed to motorists for the day.
Yellow ribbons had been the symbol of protest against the Marcos dictatorship, particularly in the aftermath of the assassination of Aquino's father, the late Senator Ninoy Aquino, in 1983. Yellow is also the color of Aquino's campaign and administration.
On Wednesday, June 29, Aquino went to his home unannounced to drop some of his belongings from Bahay Panagarap, his official residence for the past 6 years.
It is still unclear as of posting time if Aquino is attending the thanksgiving party of Vice President-elect Leni Robredo at the Quezon City Memorial Circle in the afternoon. – with a report from Jee Geronimo/Rappler.com