Saturday, August 1, 2009

Former Philippine President Maria Corazon Cojuangco vda. de Aquino 1933 - 2009

MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Former President Corazon Aquino, who swept away a dictator with a "People Power" revolt and then sustained democracy by fighting off seven coup attempts in six years, died on Saturday, her son said. She was 76. [Read more from N.Y. Times]

Cory's Historic U.S. Congress Speech (1 of 3)

The Speech part 2 of 3

On September 18, 1986, just 7 months after she was swept to power by a popular revolt against dictator Ferdinand Marcos, president Maria Corazon Cojuangco vda. de Aquino addressed the joint session of the United States Congress during her first visit to the country since she came home to bury slain opposition leader and husband Sen. Benigno "Ninoy" S. Aquino, Jr. in August 1983.


The Pope said...

Nakikidalamhati sa pamamaalam ng isang Ina ng Kalayaan, Kapayapaan at Pagkakaisa na naging instrumento upang mabuksan ang pintuan ng demokrasya mula sa isang Diktatura.

Maraming salamat Tita Cory.

Nebz said...

Some few months back, when I posted my topic on heroism, nadaanan ko ang speech ni Cory and I even thought of transcribing it. Haba pala. I just finished a few paragraphs.

And now that she's gone, it made her speech the more memorable.

Our loss is heaven's gain.