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Aquino family refused a state funeral for Cory

>> Sunday, August 2, 2009

Kris Aquino said her family refused the Arroyo administration's offer of a state funeral because the government had attempted to recall two soldiers assigned to guard her mother when she was still alive. Former Philippine presidents traditionally have the right to retain at least two guards.

Aquino's only son, Sen. Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III, said the family would not be too enthusiastic to see Arroyo at the funeral but that she could pay her respects.

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