President Benigno Aquino III attended the funeral of his close-in bodyguard, PO3 Ryan "Bong" Fuyonan, in Santo Niño, South Cotabato. Photo courtesy of Jay Dayupay, ABS-CBN News SOCKSARGEN
MANILA - President Benigno Aquino III on Sunday will attend the burial of his close-in bodyguard, PO3 Ryan "Bong" Fuyonan, in Santo Niño, South Cotabato.
Hours ahead of Aquino's arrival, authorities have already set up check and choke points across Santo Niño for his safety.
Just this week, at least 18 people were wounded in a bus bombing in South Cotabato.
Fuyonan was diagnosed with cancer in April. He was earlier described in an Instagram post by presidential sister Kris Aquino as one of the President's most dependable and efficient close-ins.