Aquino signs condolence book for Mandela-A A +A
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III on Tuesday signed a condolence book for the late South Africa President Nelson Mandela in Makati City.
“May your life truly well lived continue to shine as the exemplar for all who strive to make this a better world,” the President wrote in the condolence book.
The Chief Executive was welcomed by South African Ambassador to the Philippines Agnes Nyamande-Pitso upon arrival at the embassy. Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario was also there.
Mandela passed away on December 5 at the age of 95. A state funeral for the global democracy icon will be held in South Africa on December 15.
On Tuesday, the Embassy of South Africa holds a remembrance ceremony for Mandela at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati City.
The Embassy has also made available a book of condolences that the public can sign starting Tuesday until Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the RCBC Plaza in Makati City. (SDR/Sunnex)