Cory Aquino, 76 years of age, died Saturday morning at 3:18 am. The cause of death was advanced colon cancer. Diagnosed last year and now her long fight against her colon cancer finally ended. Cory Aquino then went on a cardiac arrest which ended her life. The mother of Philippine democracy, the icon of Philippine freedom, the women who ousted a powerful dictator of her time, finally rested in peace. It was for the first time in the world that the civilian people were called to defend the military against an oppressor.
Our prayers are always with you as you journey into a higher life, in heaven. Just yesterday I thought of sending you a letter, just as many thousand people who have did, especially the youth. But this morning I was too late.
I always remember her, as I was watching the news, with her yellow dress on, a trademark that she alway
I was still young then,
but I can still recall how she led a nation. She went to office as the first Filipina to have a seat in Malacañang Palace. Driven by the force of the people, a hope of an entire nation, who before her was a nation of unrest. Before her seat as President, turmoil was evident and even during her time, during the Quo, she stood firm, and with the strength of God and the people on her side, she succeeded.
Not only in the Philippines, but also to the entire world, she showed the capacity of a woman. She embraced all fear and all doubts after the death of her good husband Ninoy Aquino. She is a Philippine beloved and a lover of our nation, a true Filipina Heroine.
“She was headstrong and single-minded in one goal, and that was to remove all vestiges of an entrenched dictatorship," Raul C. Pangalangan, former dean of the Law School at the University of the Philippines, said in 2009. "We all owe her in a big way."
Because of her, we the Filipino people learned the true meaning of freedom. Since then, many changed. We became more aware and more conscious about the true duty of a Government official or agency, the importance of press freedom, the people’s rights, and many more important aspects that we all share the same today.
And it was only in her Presidency that I have seen what should all presidents be, free from corruption. Maria Corazon Cojuangco Aquino was a woman of good faith in God, God fearing, and a lover of all people.
Our prayers will always be with you as you embark on your new journey in life, a life of light, peace, and joy. It is a life much more different from the life that was offered to you while you were in Earth. Rest in peace President Corazon Aquino.