- The statue of the late Senator Ninoy Aquino has already been taken down
- It could possibly be transferred to the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife
- The transfer of the statue already had the blessings of the Aquino family
The statue of the late Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. has been removed from the corner of Quezon and Timog Avenue on Friday.
KAMI learned that the relocation of the Ninoy Aquino statue had the blessings of the Aquino family.
In a report by the Inquirer (author Katrina Hallare), Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte ordered the relocation of the statue after it was damaged by an ongoing project of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).
“The Aquino family has given its consent to transfer the statue to a better and more ideal location that is perfect for his stature as national hero,” Belmonte said.
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The QC government is planning to transfer the statue to either Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife or the Manila Seedling Bank.
However, Belmonte revealed that Aquino’s son, former President Noynoy Aquino preferred the park. Meanwhile, Kris Aquino wants to transfer the statue to the Manila Seedling Bank.
Belmonte mentioned that she has already written to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to transfer the statue to the park, as requested by the former president.
Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. was a known critic of the late President Ferdinand Marcos. On August 21, 1983, he was assassinated at the Manila International Airport that was later renamed as the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).
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