Corazon "Cory" Aquino, Former Philippines President Dies At 76

Saturday, August 01, 2009

Corazon Cory AquinoCorazon "Cory" Aquino, former president of the Philippines, died in hospital, after some treatment of disease due to cancer suffered over the last year. Corazon Aquino who was the first woman president of the Philippines and the icon of democracy in the era died in the age of 76 years.

Her son Senator Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III read the statement at about 5 am. to the Filipino people:

"Our mother peacefully passed away at 3:18 a.m., August 1, 2009, of cardio-respiratory arrest." he said at the Makati Medical Center (MMC) in Manila, where the deceased received treatment since some time ago.

"She would have wanted to thank each and every one of you for all the prayers and your continued love and support. It was her wish for all of us to pray for one another and for our country." said Aquino Jr. Boy Abunda, family's friend of the deceased claim, Cory Aquino accompanied by families against the last-winded.

Cory Aquino, who was known as Tita (Aunty) Cory, had been admitted to hospital about a month ago suffering from a loss of appetite related to her condition.

Corazon Cory Aquino Dies At 76The current president of the Philippines, Gloria Arroyo, announced 10 days of national mourning.

President Arroyo said in a statement that Corazon Aquino "helped lead our nation to a brighter day, Cory Aquino helped lead a revolution that restored democracy and the rule of law to our nation at a time of great peril," she said.

"Our nation will mourn her passing. History was thrust upon her when her noble husband was cut down in the prime of his life, as he fought for democracy and the rule of law."

"She picked up the standard from the fallen warrior Ninoy and helped lead our nation to a brighter day... Our hearts go out to the family in this hour of grief and sorrow."

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton also paid tribute to late Cory Aquino, and said that the Aquinos especially Cory had "helped bring democracy back to the Philippines after many years of authoritarian rule with a faith in her country and its people that never wavered".

This former of a housewife successfully restore the Philippines government from Marcos the Dictator to become democratic governance. She also has entered as one of "Woman of The Year Time magazine" in 1986
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