Tie a Yellow Ribbon for Cory ~ Corazon Aquino, Philippines president, dead at 76

It started when one man dared to come home and was shot as soon as he stepped out of the tarmac.

I was just in elementary grade when the Philippines has shown true democracy for a long time and it's dictator ousted. I remember long protest march and picket in front of our municipal halls. Posters littering the streets, and many actors/ actresses visiting our far-off Albay town speaking in public.

I here also far-off bullet shots in the mountains in the dead of the night, and heard people were killed in the streets.

But then, i heard also great rejoicing in the streets when victory was won.

I remember my mother crying, because she was a great Loyalista.

Maria Corazon "Cory" Cojuangco Aquino (January 25, 1933 – August 1, 2009) was a President of the Philippines and 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",[3] 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. (courtesy of wiki)

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5 pinky-swear friends shared a thought or two...:

Anna said...

thanks for your post.
let us all light a candle and say a prayer for our late president..


Sally in WA said...

Wonderful post. The world has lost a special woman.

Anonymous said...

This is the 2nd blog I've seen her on - I'm so sorry!

katherine said...

Salamat kay Tita cory. Happy MYM.

Miranda said...

Was a sad day :(