RIP Cory Aquino
‘People Power’ icon Cory Aquino dies – “‘Our mother peacefully passed away at 3:18 a.m. August 1, 2009 of cardio respiratory arrest. She would have wanted us to thank each and every one of you for all the prayers and your continued love and support. It was her wish for all of us to pray for one another and our country. Hinihiling po ng aming pamilya ang konting panahon para makasama namin ang aming mahal na ina,’ a statement from the Aquino family read.”
Cory Aquino Biography – “When Ferdinand Marcos unexpectedly called for presidential election in February 1986, Corazon Aquino become the unified opposition’s candidate for the presidency. Though she was officially reported to have lost the election to Marcos, Aquino and her supporters challenged the results, charging widespread voting fraud. High officials in the Philippines military soon publicly renounced Marcos continued rule and proclaimed Aquino the Philippines rightful president. On February 25, 1986, both Aquino and Marcos were inaugurated as president by their respective supporters but that same day Marcos fled the country.”
Goodbye, Tita Cory – “Aquino’s “historic” contribution to the business sector prompted the MBC to organize a nine-day noontime novena Mass, which started Monday. ‘When President Aquino restored our democracy, she also salvaged the business sector, which was at that time being taken over by Marcos cronies. Democracy is very vital in business. If not for her, there is no vibrant business sector in the country,’ Lim said.”
Philippine ex-leader Aquino dies – “She battled several coup attempts against her rule, protected the country’s fledgling democracy and freed political prisoners. In recent years, she campaigned against former President Estrada, but then reconciled with him to join protests against incumbent President Gloria Arroyo over allegations of vote-rigging and corruption. She was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986 and later received several awards and citations for her work to promote democracy and human rights. ”
Cory Aquino’s Place in History – The failures of her presidency notwithstanding, Cory Aquino will be remembered for helping restore democracy in the Philippines and dismantle the vestiges of the Marcos dictatorship. When the Arroyo regime increasingly became corrupt and autocratic, she again rose to the challenge. Cory fought tyranny to the very end.
coryaquino.ph – “Our beloved President Cory Aquino has passed away. The members of the Aquino family appeal to the public that their desire for privacy be reported at this of profound grief. This page has been opened to keep everyone informed on the latest program of activities being planned in her memory and to give space to anyone who may wish to share a prayer or a message of sympathy with the family.”
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