Corazon Aquino Has Died

August 1, 2009

Culture

My heartfelt condolences to the people of the Philippines, on the passing of one of their greatest leaders: Corazon Aquino. After a battle with colon cancer, the great woman passed away at 3:18am.

While in office she survived six attempted coups but had limited success in improving the economic situation, in curbing the excesses of the military or in combating Communist and Muslim secessionists.

Corazon Aquino – often known as Cory – came to power on the wave of anti-Marcos sentiment triggered in part by the assassination of her husband, the opposition leader Benigno Aquino, in 1983. Dismissed as a mere housewife by her critics, she was a deeply religious woman much given to invoking the Almighty in her speeches.

Aquino was a blessing to the world. She, along with Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher, stood fast against the atheistical Communism and banded together to uphold freedom in the world. The political movement of federalism in the 1980s is a perfect example of what prayer can do for a nation and the world.

God bless the family of Corazon Aquino, and God bless you, Filipinos!

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3 Responses to “Corazon Aquino Has Died”

  1. Julehya Says:

    Thank you so much for imploring God’s blessings for the family of Cory and the Filipino people. This is the first one I have seen on a non-Filipino blog. Cory has done so much in our fight to reclaim our freedom and our dignity as a people. She is gone now but her spirit will always be alive in our hearts. Thanks again!

  2. Karen Says:

    She seemed like a genuine person who was truly interested in the best for her country. It is too bad she died.

  3. abelle | Only in Silence Says:

    In behalf of all the Filipino people in the world, thank you ;o)