Saturday, August 1, 2009

Corazon "Cory" Aquino's Passing
It's not very often that I feel sad for a passing of a public figure. I didn't feel sad when MJ passed but, with Tita Cory, I am sad and actually shocked about it. Although her vital signs were not as good before this, I had hope that she would recover.

According to an article in CNN,

a self-styled housewife and mother, became an international symbol for nonviolent political resistance when she took over as the first female president of the Philippines in 1986.

I think, that is the one of the best ways to describe Cory Aquino. She was also the woman of the year back in 1986.

Here are her photos from Time Website

Well, I think that it's God will that she doesn't deserve to be suffering anymore.

Earlier, Senator Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino released this statement (delivered around 5am in Makati Medical Center):

Our mother peacefully passed away at 3:18 a.m., August 1 of cardiorespiratory arrest.

She would have wanted us to thank each and everyone of you for all your continued love and support. It was her wish for all of us to pray for one another and for our country.

Hinihiling po ng aming pamilya ang kaunting panahon para makasama namin ng ilang sandali ang aming ina. Later in the day, we will be announcing further details of her wake para po sa lahat ng ating minamahal na kababayan na nais magbigay ng respeto para sa aming mahal na ina.

Meanwhile, President GMA is still in the United States for her meeting with US President Barrack Obama, the palace declared a week of mourning for Corazon Aquino.

Cory Aquino's remains brought to The Heritage Park at Fort Bonifacio

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Mark said...

Rest in peace Tita Cory :(

David Gan said...

Cory Aquino's life in story --

Cheftonio said...

Very sad indeed, Mark.

thanks for the update David.

Anonymous said...

Another good woman, a political icon, a mother to our nation... lost. Lets just offer prayers for her.

Cris said...

Cory vigil at EDSA Shrine continues

Cheftonio said...

Live Streaming - Ex-president Cory Aquino

Anonymous said...

Im gonna attach a yellow ribbon to my car...

kate said...

Cory aquino has always been a good president and mother to the FILIPINO people. Too bad we have lost another great person. Rest in Peace.