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Katipunan heroine’s remains brought to QC hall today 01/05/2012

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Katipunan heroine’s remains brought to QC hall today

01/05/2012
The remains of Melchora Aquino, more popularly known as Tandang Sora, are laid today at the Quezon City Hall after their exhumation from Himlayang Pilipino before they are brought to their final resting place at a shrine exactly where she was born 200 years ago.

At a press conference, Mayor Herbert “Bistek” Bautista and Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte, who heads the Task Force Tandang Sora, said the relics of the Grand Old Lady of Katipunan, who was said to be a look-alike of actress Dawn Zulueta when the city’s lone heroine was in her 20s, will be brought to the city hall in a flag-draped casket and on a horse-drawn carriage..... MORE


SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/metro/20120105met6.html

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Jesusa Bernardo said...

"On Jan. 6, the 200th birthday of Tandang Sora, a memorial Mass in honor of heroine will be held at the QC Hall before her remains will be finally transferred to the Tandang Sora Shrine for re-interment, Belmonte said.

"Tandang Sora’s remains will also be carried by a horse-drawn carriage during a funeral procession, this time, from QC Hall to the Tandang Sora Shrine.

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"“We express our appreciation to Himlayang Pilipino. This is a genuine act of graciousness,” the city officials said as they promised to push it (Himlayan) to become a tourist attraction in return for acceding to their request to transfer the Grand Old Lady’s remains."

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