(Metro News) Lim urges Filipinos to continue backing P-Noy

August 22, 2010 9:52 am 

MANILA, Aug. 21 –Manila Mayor Alfredo S. Lim on Saturday called on Filipinos to support President Benigno S. Aquino III in his quest to improve the economy.

Lim joined city hall employees and residents in commemorating the 27th death anniversary of President Aquino's father, former Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr.

“Our support for President Noynoy Aquino III should not end with voting him into power, let’s continue to support him to ensure the success of his administration,” said Lim.

This year’s commemoration was held at the Ninoy-Cory Aquino Park in Ermita, Manila.

Presidential sister Ma. Elena `Ballsy’ Aquino-Cruz also took advantage of the event to announce that their family has already forgiven those who were behind the assassination of her father 27 years ago.

Those who also attended the wreath-laying ceremony were Vice President Jejomar Binay, Congressmen Atong Asilo and Trisha Bonoan, National Historical Commission of the Philippines head Dr. Ambeth Ocampo and city officials led by secretary to the mayor Atty. Rafaelito Garayblas, Manila Historical and Heritage Commission chief Gemma Cruz-Araneta and Ric de Guzman, Lim’s chief of staff and media bureau chief, Senator Aquilino Pimentel and Metro Manila Development Authority chairman Francis Tolentino, among others.

Lim extolled the assassinated senator's wife, the late former President Cory Aquino, for the sacrifices just to restored the country’s freedom and democracy.

The mayor also expressed certainty that just like his parents, President P-Noy will render nothing but good governance.

“Mayor Lim has always been with us,” she said. She said her family, their family, has already forgiven those who were responsible for the death of their father.

“But we would still want to know what really happened on that fateful day (Aug. 21, 1983,) she said.

She said they continue praying for those soldiers who have been pardoned by the past administration in connection with the death of the assassinated senator to write or talk about what they really know.

In forgiving those responsible for Ninoy’s death, Ballsy said they would rather not dwell on feelings that only bring pain and instead focus on the positive things that have been brought about by the late Senator’s martyrdom. (PNA) RMA/JES

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