25 comments on “Corazon C. Aquino (1933-2009)

  1. Hi Chico,

    I was waiting for your post about Tita Cory since Aug 1. 🙂 Thanks for sharing your story and the video. The 3rd video made me cry when she told the stories about her campaign.

    Tita Cory is an icon of democracy indeed. What we have now, we owe it to her.

    add lang: I saw it sa tribute kanina sa TFC and I also read it in Yahoo!

    **a dove from the ceremonial bell at the reception landed on Cory’s head, and people saw it as a good sign that Ninoy would be president.

    –Everytime we commemorate EDSA day or Ninoy’s death, I always think: Paano kaya kung naging Presidente ng Pilipinas si Ninoy? Ano kaya ang Pilipinas ngayon?

  2. i have a small tribute to president cory (and to senator ninoy as well) at my multiply account… here’s the link: [http://maigensai26.multiply.com/journal/item/15/Munting_Tagumpay_A_Partly_Tribute_to_President_Cory]

  3. I was in my mom’s womb pa during the first People Power. She was so scared na baka mapaaga ung panganganak sa akin, eh there was chaos everywhere and baka raw di siya ipa-admit sa hospital. iniwan pa siya saglit ni papa to join the people in Edsa! pero ayun, i was born after a month pa naman..

    I remember seeing soldier tanks during Cory’s term, coup d’etat! of course i was too young to understand that. pero i was scared din..

    RIP, Pres. Cory..wearing yellow today..

  4. this is the best tribute i read thus far. maybe because like you, i was also there that night. naive too. we walked from narra at UP without even considering the consequences. what we have then was a collective desire to do something. it was that night that i realized that she was a beacon that showed us the path. i did not agree with her views and actions all the time. in fact i disagreed with her most of the time. but i did respect what she stood for at that time. thanks chico.

  5. I was one of the people who waited in line last Saturday night in LSGH to see the late president for the very last time. The coffin was open, and you can see in her face that she was at peace.

  6. Thanking you for sharing this video.

    Cory is a symbol of a great filipina, a loving mother and an inspiring leader. She brought unity and peace…..shes never selfish nor arrogant.
    She indeed has integrity of which only few people have.I am proud to be a woman and a filipino and inspired to be better because of CORY AQUINO.
    thank you. May most women and men be inspired with her sincerity and love for family and country!


  7. In my young mind SHE gave us hope…. Of all the forces that make for a better world, none is so indispensable, none so powerful, as hope. Without hope people are only half alive. With hope they dream and think and work.

  8. Chico,

    You are not romanticizing your youth or your memory of EDSA, it’s really what happened. I was there too during those glorious three days, I was still in grade school but my father was a supported of Ninoy and thereafter Cory. It was three days of heaven on earth, an event that can never be equaled or repeated and I feel blessed to have been part of it.

  9. As I was browsing through some of the link on my internet, I came across a website which I have visited often in the past. And in the blog itself there is a story about Tita Cory. I really don’t know how I came across it but something guided me to track it and read it once again. Here is the link, so others can read it. It is titles – CORY-HUMILITY OF THE HIGHEST ORDER.


    As Tita Cory left us, she left with us an abundance of grace. Graces that we, mortals, would live by and learn from it. Humility is one of the virtues which we have sometime forgotten – maybe due to the pressure of the current time, or many we have been side-struck with other things.

    May the passing of Tita Cory leaves us with an abundance of grace – graces that we will cherish and pass on to other people, so that they can also pass it on to the next generations.


  10. She might be a relunctant leader.. She has no ambitions to be the president of our country… But she served this country with all her honesty and sincerity.. I was crying while reading chicos blog…

  11. I was not able to witness the People Power but I knew it was the very reason why we have freedom now. And thanks for sharing what happened to that remarkable day.

  12. Pagpasalamat natin sa Dios ang kalayaan na tinatamasa natin… Kung wala ang mga tao na nakialam, naninindigan sa katotohanan, nagsakripisyo at hindi iniisip ang sarili malamang hindi natin tinatamasa ang ganitong demokrasya…. Kaya sa mga kabataan wag maging makasarili… Let us not be self serving…. Let us find a way to serve our country…

    Nakakalungkot kung tatanungin mo mga kabataan ngayon mas kilala pa nila si Jun Pyo kesa kay Ninoy, si Lady Gaga kesa kay Cory at ang Embassy OR MOA kesa ang EDSA. Let us not forget to treasure and learn our history or else this nation is bound to commit the same mistake again…

  13. I don’t think any of the Presidents who came after Cory would be as loved. (Well maybe Erap, but not for being a president).
    Loved it that even in her death, she managed to pull people together when the Marcoses visited the church to see her and to try to make amends with the Aquinos. No other president can do that.
    Next time, katabi na ni Ninoy si Cory sa 500!

  14. I wish I was born 10 years earlier so I could have experienced People Power. Cory Aquino could have been someone I looked up to.

  15. She was indeed one of the nation greatest icon and truly deserved every bit of our respect and gratitude.Not the less a hero in her own right. Proud that i was part of the 1st EDSA revolution in 1986.I was carried by my dad on his shoulder while shouting cory.A remarkable day it was. Corazon “Cory” Aquino a woman,a mother,a wife who defy dictatorship and fought for our nations freedom and for that i salute you and thank you and you will always have our earnest respect 🙂

  16. chico, thanks so much for sharing this! I remember watching this when i was 9 years old. My dad was still alive then and I remember him being so proud!

  17. Nice post Chico. While the Cory administration may not have been the best-managed, no one can challenge her courage and her desire to do right by the country. If she had not been willing to be the face of the opposition, People Power may not have happened at all, so we do owe her a lot for our freedom. And I’m sure it isn’t romanticizing. Something special happened that day. Something that still serves as an inspiration to the rest of the world… It’s truly a blessing to be a Filipino.

    **In an article in the Philippine Star, it said:

    “Mrs. Aquino would later confide that no one knew then the dove landing on her head would mean she, not Ninoy, would be president someday.”

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