President Corazon “Cory” Aquino, 1933 – 2009

cory_yellowribbon“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.

myepinoy joins the nation in mourning the demise of a brave woman, a mother and People Power icon, Tita Cory.

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:

Please continue watching Parts 2 and 3 here and here from NinoyAQuinoTV

7 Responses to “President Corazon “Cory” Aquino, 1933 – 2009”

  1. 1 The Pope August 1, 2009 at 10:56 am

    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.

  2. 2 myepinoy August 1, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    Prayer for a Happy Death
    By Corazon Aquino

    Almighty God, most merciful Father
    You alone know the time
    You alone know the hour
    You alone know the moment
    When I shall breathe my last.

    So, remind me each day,
    most loving Father
    To be the best that I can be.
    To be humble, to be kind,
    To be patient, to be true.
    To embrace what is good,
    To reject what is evil,
    To adore only You.

    When the final moment does come
    Let not my loved ones grieve for long.
    Let them comfort each other
    And let them know
    how much happiness
    They brought into my life.

    Let them pray for me,
    As I will continue to pray for them,
    Hoping that they will always pray
    for each other.

    Let them know that they made possible
    Whatever good I offered to our world.
    And let them realize that our separation
    Is just for a short while
    As we prepare for our reunion in eternity.

    Our Father in heaven,
    You alone are my hope.
    You alone are my salvation.
    Thank you for your unconditional love, Amen.

    This prayer appeared on July 10, 2009 issue of the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

  3. 3 sexymom August 2, 2009 at 2:10 am

    My family and I mourn, too, for Tita Cory’s death. She is indeed a great person. She must be in heaven now, her death date falls on a first Saturday (remember the promises of Fatima?)

    What a wonderful prayer she has written. Thanks for sharing, myepinoy.

  4. 4 bw August 4, 2009 at 5:10 am

    Thanks for sharing bro, esp the video which I haven’t seen before !

  5. 5 Major Tom August 4, 2009 at 7:46 am

    These are indeed the sayings from a gem of a leader, one that may not come our way for a long, long time. How i wish there’d be many souls out there, especially among our political leaders that similarly portends her own ideals.

  6. 6 bing August 8, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    i love that poem.. very sincere.

  7. 7 Jayred August 20, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    I was in Manila when she succumbed to cancer (Aug. 1). What a sad day. The whole nation grieved, and rightly so.

    Hope all her sacrifices for our country will not be in vain.

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