Friday, July 31, 2009

Corazon Aquino Passes Away

Former President Cory Aquino died August 1, 2009, 3:18 a.m at the age of 76. Aquino died of cardiopulmonary arrest after complications of colon cancer.
Maria Corazon "Cory" Cojuangco Aquino (January 25, 1933 – August 1, 2009) was a world-renowned advocate of democracy, peace, women's empowerment, and religious piety. She served as the 11th president of the Philippines from 1986 to 1992. She was the first female president of the Philippines and was Asia's first female president.

A self-proclaimed "plain housewife", Aquino was married to Senator Benigno Aquino, Jr. (1932–1983), a leading figure in the political opposition against the autocratic rule of President Ferdinand Marcos. After her husband was assassinated upon his return from exile in the United States on August 21, 1983, Aquino, who had no prior political experience, became a focal point and unifying force of the opposition against Marcos. She was drafted to run against Marcos in the 1986 snap presidential elections. After Marcos was proclaimed the winner despite widespread reports of electoral fraud, Aquino was installed as President by the peaceful 1986 People Power Revolution.


Let us pray for the soul of the late president Cory Aquino. You will always be remembered!

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