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Pres. Cory Aquino - Born A Winner, Died A Fighter

Updated on September 10, 2009
Former Philippines's President
Former Philippines's President

Pres. Corazon Aquino (1933 - 2009)

She's a real fighter...fighting for democracy, fighting for the nation, fighting for her own family, and fighting for her own natural limitation even to the last breath. She is indeed a remarkable fighter, a true hallmark of a Filipino. She is a source of inspiration not only by all Filipinos but of the whole world. No doubt, everyone will admire her and miss her. Former President Cory Aquino will live in our minds...

She's An Icon Of Democracy
She's An Icon Of Democracy

Fighter For Democracy

Corazon Aquino was married to Senator Benigno Aquino Jr. who was also a fighter for democracy. Since her husband assassination, she began to continue what her husband left - to win democracy. Through a peaceful revolution in 1986 called People Power that toppled Marcos regime, she was propelled to presidency due to people's outcry.

Women in general are perceived to be a symbol of weakness. But she made it to realize that everybody is wrong. She became the first woman president of the Philippines through a popular peaceful uprising. Who will say that in her humble attitude, yellow attire, and soft spoken characteristic lays a great fighter inside? This symbol of weakness is really determined to win democracy and has proven to us and the rest of the world that a fighting spirit is bigger than obstacles and is all what you need to lead a nation to new a dimension. Supporters across the nation rally behind her and they branded this as Cory's magic, a phenomenal, gathering a massive support during the Edsa revolution. She was made a cover of Time Magazine as the WOMAN OF THE YEAR due to her contribution in nation building and winning the Philippines's democracy.

Cory Aquino With Fight(Laban) Sign
Cory Aquino With Fight(Laban) Sign

Fighter For The Nation

It has been well-known that the first 100 days of tenure is critical and will determine your success or failure.

Poverty is public enemy number one and among the top of her list. Hailed from a rich family, she lived a very simple life without luxury and has been known to her friends as a person who only changed her eyeglass and wears no expensive ornaments on her body except the wedding ring.

There are so many stories about her kindness, philosophies, and life. In all of these, she has been recalled as good mother, friend, and mentor. A calm person with courage, conviction, and strength of character. She is not only a good political leader but a moral leader with fear of God,I don't know why people only recalled the goodness when she is gone?

For me, she's a fighter, a real fighter of democracy and every plight of the Filipino nation. Raising her hand with a FIGHT (Laban) symbol (L) has been so commemorative to me.

Being A Wife Of Assassinated Senator Benigno Aquino
Being A Wife Of Assassinated Senator Benigno Aquino

Fighting For Family And For Herself

How do you stand when you are stricken by a crisis?

Being a wife of an assassinated husband due to political foes is for sure not an easy experience. I guess putting our feet in her shoes will make us feel more bad than her children losing their father. But she remains calm and standing.

The love affair scandal brought by her daughter Kris Aquino is a test to her faith but she only showed us how a loving mother should correctly handle the situation by being so forgiving and a loving mother after a natural human reaction for a while.

On March 2008, she was diagnosed to have a COLON CANCER at stage four. Battling for her own life is indeed the last test given to a true fighter. At the end, I believe, she won the hearts of every Filipino by becoming so brave enough till the last breath of her life with a clear missions in mind to inspire her siblings to continue on their own, knowing the fact that life must go on no matter what may happen, and to inspire every Filipino as a mother of a nation to remain standing even in the toughest storm.

I believe in her silent moments, she remains brave and faithful even to the very end, ready to face her Creator. She was given a choice between husband and children, and she's ready to be reunited with her husband according to the story. But how could she tell it to her children who are expecting the opposite things plus the people praying for her? So she holds on for a while, fighting this time not for herself but for the sake of people loving her. She remains strong and faithful for what she believes... for what she stands for, not for herself but for her nation and for her family.

She died on August 1, 2009 at the age of 76 but she left her great legacies that I'm sure will be remember throughout many generations to come.

Corazon Cojuangco Aquino (January 25, 1933 - August 1, 2009), a true fighter, a courageous fighter, a Filipino trait that must be taught to every Filipino and around the globe. Indeed, she is a fighter, born a winner.

Farewell Madame President...

Crowds Pay Last Tribute To President Cory Aquino
Crowds Pay Last Tribute To President Cory Aquino


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      3 years ago

      Dr. Tux: The NDP is not pitting social justice against the environment - far from it. A cap and trade system as proposed by NDP is specifically designed to put the financial onus on corporate polluters by setting a hard cap on GhG emissions and requiring big corporate polluters pay if they exceed the cap. Revenues generated by this system could then be used to help fund more and better transit and retrofit programs for homes and rental stock (which will help individuals reduce their carbon emissions), it could also be used to help sectors of the economy create more green collar jobs.I sympathize with Mark. As someone who lives on a very tight budget, it is the daily costs of a carbon tax that would be incredibly difficult to sustain. As someone who has run income tax clinics for the working poor, pensioners and those on social assistance I can promise you that there is a high non-compliance rate even when people are told they would qualify for GST rebates and child tax credits. So these folk will be hit by increased daily living costs and won't see the reported benefits of the shift.Three of the four national federal parties realize that carbon must be priced. The question is, which approach will balance social justice with the environment and the economy. IMO the NDP plan would be most effective at meeting that balance. Unlike the LPC plan there is a hard cap of corporate GHG emissions. Unlike the LPC plan there will be revenue to help individuals and business make greener choices and reduce their carbon footprint. In terms of the economy, both US presidential nominees support a cap and trade system and the two largest provinces in Canada have recently agreed to move forward with a cap and trade system.It is absolutely crucial that we move forward with carbon pricing and I know that Layton would be happy to debate Harper, Dion and Duceppe about which approach will be most effective for Canada.

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      christine albert 

      5 years ago

      mahal na mahal po namin kau Mrs. corazon aquino :)

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      9 years ago from Philippines

      Thanks guys for all of your comments. Today Aug.21 we commemorate both the loving husband and wife (Ninoy and Cory) who really make the difference for their nation.

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      R Burow 

      9 years ago from Florida, United States

      This was a wonderful tribute. She was a remarkable woman.

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      9 years ago

      hay pangulong cory

      kung wla ka mahihirapan lahat ng

      human blik na you


      salamat at paalam

      corazon aquino

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      Anak Bayan 

      9 years ago

      Ramdam ko po ang pagmamahal po ninyo sa amin salamat po aming mahal na Pangulo Cory C. Aquino bagkus ayaw po ninyo tawagin kayo sa Pangulo dahil po sobra po kayo down to earth pero kayo po ang aming mahal na Pangulo eh at kawalan po talaga ang naramdaman namin ng kayo po ay nawala sa daigdig di po namin talaga mapigilan ang di lumuha naulila po talaga kami eh,muli salamat po Mahal na Pangulo Corazon C. Aquino.

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      BLESSIE M.R.D. 

      9 years ago

      Though i haven't met the late Pres. Cory Aquino in person, but i really Idolized her..that makes me feel sad until now that she passed away but feel happy also in the other side because she is with GOD already .. I just dont know what's within her.. for me she's so holy..why i said so?maybe because of all the good things she has done to us .. in our beloved country.. so long Madam Pres.

      BLESSIE M.R.

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      9 years ago

      I was there during Edsa days and that time I was a Highschool

      student it was clear what really happen that time democracy

      was really little for the media to cover people came out to support her and we all went there in Camp Aguinaldo bringing

      our rosary and pray,now shes gone for good to see God I know

      she pray for us.

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      9 years ago

      thank you madam president.. you will be in our heart forever.. we will continue fighting for democracy for you.. we will miss u.. paalam.

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      9 years ago

      thanks 4 gve as democracy

      luv u cory

      tke cr in heaven

      always hapi

      i know u r hapi because your wfe is in your side

      luv u

      continue fighting in freedom

      12 years old

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      9 years ago

      LABAN!!!--your always alive in our heartS!! - EJVL.11 yrs old

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      9 years ago

      we love you and we miss you

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      9 years ago

      We love you and We will miss you Tita Cory!

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      9 years ago

      You will be missed, Tita Cory. You are the nation's Woman. We love you!?

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      9 years ago

      ... hi,,,, i'm very sorry 4 what happen to your mother kris,,,, she is my idol 4 pres

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      9 years ago

      hello mrs. aquino why do people love you


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