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Thursday, 6 August 2015

The Past of PH Today: August 1, 2009, Corazon Aquino died of colon cancer

Corazon Aquino died away of colon cancer

Ma. Corazon Sumulong Cojuangco Aquino, the first woman President of the Philippines, pass away of colon cancer at the age of 76 on August 1, 2009.

Born in Manila, "Tita Cory," as she was warm called, was the mother of the country's 15th and current President, Benigno Simeon "Noynoy" Aquino III. She is best reminisce for leading the 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution which overthrow the dictatorial regime of President Ferdinand Marcos and bring back democracy in the Philippines.

Remarkably, she was treat of respect by many Filipinos as the Philippines' "Icon of Democracy". She was also burst by TIME Magazine as the "Saint of Democracy", due to her eminent spiritual life and strong belief to non-violence and democracy.

This awful event combined the fragmented opposition leaders in opposition to the dictatorship Marcos regime, because of this they called for widowed Cory to go into the political arena in opposition to Marcos in the February 1986 snap election.

20 later years in Malacanang, Marcos was thrown-out from supremacy and Cory was officially and harmony sworn on February 25, 1986 as the new president, an historical event which is now known and remarkably remembered as the 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution.

She finished her term in June 1992 and returned to private life, although she remained active in the public eye, constantly voicing her views and opinions on pressing political issues in the country.

Reference:
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