“There is nothing that causes me greater pain than to see our people betrayed again and again by those they have elected to lead and serve them. To those of us who fought long and hard to restore our democracy, the pain deepens at the thought that all our gains have so quickly been eroded. ” – Cory Aquino
Philippines President Cory Aquino, 76 years old, passed away at 3:18 a.m., Saturday, August 1, 2009 at Makati Medical Center as announced by her son Senator Benigno ‘Noynoy’ Aquino III. The official cause of death was cardio-respiratory arrest.
May her soul rest in peace.
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President Cory Aquino’s historic speech before the U.S. Congress on September 18, 1986: