|Tandang Sora Bicentennial|
In commemoration of the bicentennial year of her birth, Melchora "Tandang Sora" Aquino's remains will be officially transferred to the Tandang Sora shrine at Banlat Road.
On January 5, Tandang Sora's remains will be exhumed and placed in a flag-draped casket that will be carried by a horse-drawn carriage during a funeral procession from the Himlayang Pilipino to Quezon City Hall.
Military and police personnel will provide escort assistance during the funeral procession.
At QC Hall, there will be a funeral ceremony where people will have the opportunity to offer their final respects to Tandang Sora, who has been recognized for her exceptional heroic contributions in the struggle for Philippine Independence and Liberation despite her advanced age.
City hall officials will be joined by descendants of Tandang Sora, especially officers and members of the "Mga Apo ni Melchora (Tandang Sora) Aquino Association Inc., in welcoming the heroine's remains.
An overnight vigil will also be held at QC Hall hosted by the cultural and tourism affairs office, office for senior citizens affairs, scholarship and youth development program, general services department and the Liga ng mga Barangay.
On January 6, the 200th birthday of Tandang Sora, a memorial mass in honor of the heroine will be held 8:00 am at the QC Hall before her remains will be finally transferred to the Tandang Sora shrine for re-interment.
Tandang Sora's remains will also be carried by a horse-drawn carriage during a funeral procession, this time, from QC Hall to the Tandang Sora shrine.
His Excellency President Benigno S. Aquino III will be the guest honor and speaker of the re-interment ceremonies at the Tandang Sora shrine. Mayor Herbert Bautista, Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte and Quezon City government officials will be on hand for the ceremonies.
These activities are being done by the Quezon city government in cooperation with the National historical Commission of the Philippines.
The year 2012 has also been declared as Tandang Sora Year by the QC government through Ordinance No. SP-2092, S-2011.