I was sleeping when the news about Former President Cory Aquino’s death broke. August 1, 2009 was really a sad day for us.
I was 4 years old during EDSA People Power 1. I remember hearing the constant drone of helicopters over our house and tora-tora swooping above. I was too young to understand what was going on. But I know we owe our freedom to the first female President of Philippines, Corazon Aquino.
As I grow older, the more I understand what Former Cory Aquino has done for the country. Because of what she did, we are free. Tita Cory is my inspiration. I promise to teach my future children the meaning of democracy and I will defend it like Cory Aquino did.
Goodbye and thank you so much Tita Cory for being our icon of democracy. Thank you for bringing back democracy to the Philippines. You are now in peace with God. Tita Cory, your legacy will live on.
Corazon Aquino Inspiring Quotes:
“Faith is not simply a patience that passively suffers until the storm is past. Rather, it is a spirit that bears things – with resignations, yes, but above all, with blazing, serene hope.”
“I would rather die a meaningful death than to live a meaningless life.”
“You have spent many lives and much treasure to bring freedom to many lands that were reluctant to receive it. And here you have a people who won it by themselves and need only the help to preserve it.”
We went to Former President Corazon Aquino’s wake and we has the opportunity to shake Cory Aquino’s son Noynoy. Noynoy Aquino went around the Manila Cathedral to shake hands and thank the people on the streets
August 5, 2009 – Lea Salonga singing Bayan Ko at Cory Aquino’s funeral at Manila Cathedral.