IN PHOTOS: President Aquino’s last day in Malacañang

Camille Elemia

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IN PHOTOS: President Aquino’s last day in Malacañang
Here is how Benigno Aquino III spent his last day as President of the Republic of the Philippines

MANILA, Philippines – A day before leaving the hallowed halls of Malacañang Palace, President Benigno Aquino III on Tuesday, June 29, attended to his last pile of paperwork. (READ: The emotional journey of Benigno Aquino III)

Since he assumed the presidency in 2010, Aquino spent most of his working days at his Private Office in the Palace, which has a nice view of the Pasig River.

As the clock strikes 12 noon on Thursday, June 30, Aquino will relinquish the most powerful seat in the land. He will then return to his life as a private citizen. (READ: The Aquino Legacy)

Meanwhile, President-elect Rodrigo Duterte assumes the post and leads the country away from Daang Matuwid territory. 

Here is how Aquino spent his last day as President.

PAPERWORK. President Benigno Aquino III attends to his last paperwork inside the Private Office in Malacañang. Photo by Gil Nartea/Malacañang Photo Bureau

STILL WORKING. President Benigno Aquino III spends his last day in office still working. Beside him are photos of his parents. Photo by Gil Nartea/Malacañang Photo Bureau

EMPTY. Aquino's office is evidently empty a day before he leaves the Palace. Photo by Joseph Vidal/Malacañang Photo Bureau

PASIG RIVER. The President enjoys viewing the river full of migratory birds as he takes a break from his everyday tasks as president of the Philippines. Photo by Joseph Vidal/Malacañang Photo Bureau

Aquino, who started and ended his term as a bachelor, is set to return to the Aquino family home in Times Street in Quezon City. (READ: Aquino: Don’t miss me after June 30, I’ll just be around–

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Camille Elemia

Camille Elemia is a former multimedia reporter for Rappler. She covered media and disinformation, the Senate, the Office of the President, and politics.