ON THE 27th death anniversary of Senator Benigno Aquino Jr. today, Saturday, President Benigno Aquino III considered his father’s killing as a closed book even as its mastermind was not properly identified yet.

Palace aide Ricky Carandang said the President shared the same view with his four sisters who said that they have already accepted the death of their father.

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“I would assume that the President feels the same way as his sisters,” Carandang said in a press briefing Friday.

He noted that it has been more than two decades and the Aquino family would only want the legal process to continue.

“The hurt I suppose is still there. But they have moved on,” Carandang said, noting that the President will not use his power to go after his father’s killers.

“I think the President feels he has many pressing problems to attend to. Basta may proseso naman na gumagalaw, I think he’ll allow that to happen and takes it natural course.”

The country will commemorate today the 27th death anniversary of Ninoy who played a big role in ending the Martial Law regime of former President Ferdinand Marcos.

The President said he would want to have private time with his family Saturday.

“President Aquino has asked time be spent with his family. There is going to be sort of private time. They want to have a quite day,” Carandang said.

There are activities lining-up for the today's event but the Palace could not confirm if the President will be attending as it reiterated the "privacy" that the chief executive wants.

Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim will be hosting a commemorative event in his city while a program will also be held at Ninoy Aquino International Airport.(Jill Beltran/Sunnex)