Manila Cathedral, Intramuros, Manila
9 April 2014

President Benigno S. Aquino III joined thousands of devotees, local priests and church officials in a thanksgiving mass and re-opening of the historic Manila Metropolitan Cathedral- Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Intramuros.

Also present to join the President were his sisters, Senate President Franklin Drilon and Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada.

In his homily, Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle said that in the many times the Cathedral was destroyed and rebuilt so is the Filipino nation that will rise every time it meets challenges.

The Manila Cathedral Basilica was closed for more than two years for its structural retrofitting, system enhancement, carbon fiber wrapping of the columns and installation of led lights.

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