President Quirino reinterred at ‘Libingan ng mga Bayani’ Monday

By on February 27, 2016

Philippine president Elpidio Quirino (Photo courtesy of Malacañan Palace)
Philippine president Elpidio Quirino (Photo courtesy of Malacañan Palace)

MANILA—The remains of the late President Elpidio P. Quirino, sixth President of the Philippines, will be reinterred at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (LNMB) in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City from Manila South Cemetery with full military honors noontime Monday.

President Benigno S Aquino III, members of the Quirino family, National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) officials, local government officials, invited cabinet members and politicians, youth and students and other sectors in the community are expected to attend the ceremony, Army spokesperson Col. Benjamin Hao said.

A brigade-size ceremonial element composed of personnel from the Philippine Army, Philippine Air Force and Philippine Navy will render full military honors during the reinternment ceremony which will take place at 12 noon.

The remains of the late President Quirino is expected to arrive 11 a.m. at the LNMB.

Around 1,300 military personnel, ROTC cadets and reservists will also line-up on both sides along Bayani Road going to the entrance gate of the LNMB during the funeral motorcade of the remains of the former president.

Meanwhile, a battalion-size arrival honor will also be accorded to President Aquino upon his arrival at LNMB with Lt. Gen. Romeo P. Tanalgo, the Vice Chief of Staff, Armed Forces of the Philippines as the military host.

The reinternment ceremony will coincide with the commemorative event to mark the 60th death anniversary of President Elpidio P. Quirino in the evening of Feb. 29, 1956 at the Philippine Center, New York City.

The LNMB serves as a resting place for Filipino soldiers, presidents, dignitaries, national artists/scientists/boy scouts, and thousands of soldiers who perished in World War II and Korean War.