The Philippines: A Mass Requiem in Manila

Aquino is buried amid outpourings of mourning and militancy

For days, hundreds of thousands of mourners had filed past his glass-covered coffin in suburban Manila. Countless tears had been shed; calls for insurrection had been voiced. Finally, there were only simple things left to say over the body of the murdered folk hero before it was laid to rest. Jaime Cardinal Sin, Archbishop of Manila, knew that well as he stood in front of a quiet crowd of mourners in the Quezon City Church of Santo Domingo. The prelate gazed upon the remains...

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