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Warm welcome as Aquino returns to Times Street 

Supporters gathered on Times Street in Quezon City on Thursday as Benigno Aquino III marked his return to civilian life after leading the country for six years.

After meeting his successor Rodrigo Duterte in Malacañang, Aquino traveled to Times Street on board his white Toyota Land Cruiser.

He arrived past 11:30 a.m. and was welcomed by his Cabinet officials,  among them former Social Welfare secretary Corazon "Dinky" Soliman and former peace adviser Teresita "Ging" Deles, as well as his neighbors.

The former president then attended a program hosted by the neighborhood association, which thanked him for his services to the nation.

Aquino, the only son of the late President Corazon Aquino and slain senator Benigno Aquino Jr., also spoke to the crowd.

He will be returning to a more modern home at No. 25 Times Street, which was renovated before he bowed out of office. —Virgil Lopez/KBK, GMA News