MANILA, Philippines – President Benigno Aquino III was among the many visitors who paid their last respects on the final night of AJ Perez's wake at the Christ the King Parish on Monday.
AJ’s mom, Marivic, said the President is close to their family.
Aquino talked to AJ’s family members for around 30 minutes to extend his condolences.
The late actor’s friends and relatives also went to the wake.
Kapamilya artists from New York accompanied by Star Magic head Johnny Manahan were set to visit the actor’s wake later in the evening.
A mass will be held at the church for AJ at 9 a.m. on Tuesday before he is laid rest at the Manila Memorial Park in Parañaque. – Reports from Gretchen Fullido and Jasmin Romero, ABS-CBN News