Philippine’s Former President Corazon Aquino Dies


Philippine’s former president Corazon Aquino has died, she was 76.

Aquino gained world recognition after becoming the first woman president in that country, ending the oppressive regimen led by Ferdinand Marcos in 1986. She was a leader in Philippine’s People Power Revolution. She served until 1992.

She was known for advocating democracy and women’s rights and empowerment.

Nevertheless, there were also her critics who frowned at her Catholicism and her opposition to birth control. Mass poverty in the Philippines during her term also sparked criticism about the corruption in her government agencies.

Aquino had being diagnosed with colon cancer last year.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton offered her condolences to Aquino and the country:

I extend my deepest condolences to the Aquino family and all the people of the Philippines on the death of former President Corazon Aquino. Cory Aquino was beloved by her nation and admired by the world for her extraordinary courage after the assassination of her husband, and later, during her service as president. She helped bring democracy back to the Philippines after many years of authoritarian rule with a faith in her country and its people that never wavered. Like millions of people worldwide, Bill and I were inspired by her quiet strength and her unshakable commitment to justice and freedom. We join the American and Filipino people in honoring her life and memory.

For an article by the LA Times about her life, click here.


3 Responses to Philippine’s Former President Corazon Aquino Dies

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  2. Vote -1 Vote +1Vacante in lume
    August 1, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    Condolences to the Aquino family!

  3. Vote -1 Vote +1marlon dales
    August 6, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    Many have been said about the late President Cory Aquino. All of those informations about her life and being the mother of democracy in the philippines, restoring the democracy which we are enjoying to the fullest, is unquestionable.

    Hoping that leaders of today, most especially those who wanted the highest position in the land should take this example as to how late President Cory, performs her government duties and responsiblities, and thus should take the lead of example to all the filipinos of being honest, humble and have a great fear to God. (regardless of what your religion is).

    See how they loved Pres. Cory?… Aren’t they wanted the same way to feel the unconditional love given by millions of filipinos to the late preseident?…

    Think!!! And SEE!!! Leaders!!!