Marcos seeks reconciliation as Philippines mourn Aquino
PHILIPPINE: Former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos said Monday
she wanted a reconciliation with the family of Corazon Aquino, as the
ex-president's coffin was taken on a solemn procession through Manila.
Aquino, whose husband was assassinated by the forces of dictator
Ferdinand Marcos after returning home from exile in 1983, died at the
weekend following a battle with cancer.
"I can feel the pain, the loss of a loved one, so I am in prayer. If
these two families reconciled, there will be a miracle for the
Philippines," the former first lady said on television.
The Aquino family earlier said members of the Marcos family could
attend the wake for the former president, who died Saturday at the age
of 76, but should not expect a warm welcome.
The youngest of Aquino's children, Kristina Bernadette Aquino,
thanked Marcos for offering Sunday prayers for her mother.