Saturday, August 01, 2009

Day 1075: President Corazon Aquino August 1, 2009

Farewell to the icon of freedom and democracy in the Philippines and South East Asia. Inspiring many, defying a ruthless dictator, and surviving numerous coup attempts - We the Filipino people are grateful for the freedoms that were restored during your Presidency. 

I pray that our nation, will strive harder to preserve, uphold and defend the legacy that you have given us.

Thank you President Aquino.



Former Philippine President Corazon Aquino, whose "People Power" movement pushed out longtime strongman Ferdinand Marcos less than three years after her husband's assassination, has died at age 76, her family announced Saturday.
"She was the agent of change in Philippine democracy," said Ray Donato, the nation's consul-general in Atlanta.

"She was the agent of change in Philippine democracy," said Ray Donato, the nation's consul-general in Atlanta.

Aquino, the first woman to lead the Philippines, had been battling colon cancer since March 2008 and died of cardio-respiratory arrest early Saturday morning, said Mai Mislang, a spokeswoman for her son, Philippine Sen. Benigno Aquino III.

From CNN

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