Cory, The Democracy Icon is gone


The Democracy Icon is gone. Last August 1, 2009 at about 3:18 am, Former Philippine President Maria Corazon “Cory” is dead. She died of cardiopulmonary arrest after complications of colon cancer at the age of 76.

Mrs. Aquino was a world-renowned advocate of peace, democracy and women’s empowerment. She was the 11th and the first president of the Philippines from 1986 to 1992. Mrs. Aquino was also  the first female Asian president.

She was very associated with color yellow, a color that signifies the democracy from the death of her husband, the assassinated former senator on August 21, 1983.

Mrs. Aquino was a known figure in 1986 EDSA Revolution also known as People Power. A very peaceful revolution that ended the 20 years of Former Dictatorship.

cory1Mrs. Aquino was selected as Time Magazine’s “Woman of the year” in 1986, in 1999 as one of the “Most Influential Asian of the 20th Century.” And in November 2006 as one of “65 Great Asian Heroes” together with Mahatma Gandhi, Deng Xiaoping, Lee Kuan Yew and many other well-known personality.

In 2008, she was diagnosed to have colon cancer and after how many months of struggling in pain and series of medication, The Democracy Icon finally lose her battle from colon cancer.


One Response

  1. Naalala ko yan may koya kami nyan sa bahay yung time magazine.

    nakakamiss si tita cory..


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