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Palace: PNoy to keep tabs on Holy Week exodus, return

Posted On 2014 Apr 16
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A hooded penitent with a bloodied back prays while lying on his belly in front of an image of Jesus Christ during Maundy Thursday Lenten rites in Mandaluyong city, metro Manila March 28, 2013. Maundy Thursday or Holy Thursday is the day Christians commemorate the Last Supper of Jesus Christ. Holy Week is celebrated in many Christian traditions during the week before Easter. (MNS photo)

A hooded penitent with a bloodied back prays while lying on his belly in front of an image of Jesus Christ during Maundy Thursday Lenten rites in Mandaluyong city, metro Manila March 28, 2013. Maundy Thursday or Holy Thursday is the day Christians commemorate the Last Supper of Jesus Christ. Holy Week is celebrated in many Christian traditions during the week before Easter. (MNS photo)

MANILA (Mabuhay) — As he has done so in past years, President Benigno Aquino III is likely to monitor the exodus of Filipinos to the provinces for the Holy Week as well as their return to Metro Manila after Easter, Malacañang said Saturday.

Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said Aquino is likely to get a rest only in the afternoon of Good Friday.

“Traditionally, the President takes time, tinatapos muna ang exodus ng kababayan (at) normally nakapagpahinga ang Pangulo sa Good Friday ng hapon, pagkatapos ng monitoring,” she said on government-run dzRB radio.

She added Aquino is likely to resume his monitoring on Black Saturday, when some Filipinos start to return to Metro Manila from their Holy Week vacation in the provinces.

But she also said her office has yet to receive further information about Aquino’s plans for the Holy Week.

On the other hand, she said Aquino will be busy with his duties until at least Holy Wednesday or even Maundy Thursday. (MNS)

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