Aug 1, 2009

[Philippines] Cory Aquino (1933 - 2009)

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Today at 03:18 AM, former president Corazon "Cory" Aquino died ultimately due to cardiac arrest. She had been diagnosed with colon cancer in 2008 and had been fighting the disease ever since.

She was TIME Magazine's Woman of the Year in 1986, the year of the first People Power Revolution. More than being a president, Cory Aquino will forever remain to be a symbol of the fight for democracy. Starting out as little more than a housewife when her husband Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino, Jr. was assasinated and she soon found herself thrust into the world of politics, fighting for the ideals and dreams of her husband and millions of Filipinos.

While many will argue her true contribution in terms of her leadership or even her participation in demonstrations and her activism beyond her presidency, but ultimately she was a simple woman who loved her country and was never afraid to stand up for what she believed in. She believed in a bright future for our nation and made sure to keep our leaders on the right path - a mother that birthed a new age of democracy for the Filipino people with everyone one of us her children.

Rest well Cory Aquino. While we will mourn your passing, we will aslo celebrate your life and hope you finally get the rest you more than deserve.

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