Ninoy Aquino statue gets taken down to be relocated

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The Quezon City government on Friday, September 13, removed the statue of the late Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr., from the corner of Quezon and Timog Avenue to give way to better traffic flow.

The Ninoy Aquino monument was built in memory of slain Senator Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino Jr on his 77th birthday in 2009.

The Aquino family has given its blessings to relocate the monument and it could probably be transferred to the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife.

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), according to a report from Inquirer.

“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.

The Aquino’s children have no problem with the transfer, as they believed it will be “for the greater good of everyone who is affected by the heavy traffic in the area.” Belmonte added

However, the former President Noynoy Aquino preferred the Ninoy Aquino Parks. While actress 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.

Source: KAMI

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