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Monday, August 03, 2009

OUR ICONS: Corazon Aquino






Anyone born before or after 1986 knows who Corazon Aquino is. The gentle, soft-spoken, simple housewife who became the 11th President of the Philippines that year and started a “wave” of People Power revolts across the globe.

She is the first female President in Southeast Asia and one of the firsts in the world. Her name is not restricted to the Philippines, "Cory" *her nick name* is a democracy icon in human’s modern history.

Needless to say, the whole world knows who she is. And the forgetful ones scruffled the Internet in the past 3 days trying to get a refresher *she is the top search on the Net right now*.

And I bet if the Martians and Plutonians are reading Time Magazine, they know her too.

Southeast Asia and the world lost one of our greatest icons – Cory passed away last Saturday (01 August 2009) after a long battle with cancer.

BISEAN arrived in Manila this morning to brave the sea of people who will try to get a last glimpse of her at the Manila Cathedral tonight. We want to be part of history. We want to see her for the last time.

See her full biography here.


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18 Comments:

james lee said...

Thank you and we love you tita Cory...

james lee said...

Thank you BISEAN for featuring our beloved President... Mahal ka namin Tita Cory... Maraming Salamat muli...

Jerick (the former Curbside Puppet) said...

i only realized the immensity of her contributions only after her death.

the whole world owes a lot to her.

danyhael said...

welcome back.

Mongkol said...

RIP Cory! Your death is a big lost for everyone.

Welcome back, bro! I'm interning in Bangkok at the moment. Let me know if you are available to grab a dinner or coffee with me. Really hope to see you in person bro!

-Mongkol

Anonymous said...

Welcome back BISEAN. Great to have you back.

Tita Cory's death is a huge loss to the Philippines. For a gentle woman she was a tower of strength and courage (surviving 8 coups, no less). We are thankful to her for her sacrifice for love of country. She is now with her beloved husband who gave the ultimate sacrifice to the people of the Philippines and for democracy by facing the assassins' guns.

Allen Yuarata said...

Cory... great loss indeed.

eyron said...

the world lost one of her important citizen. a grief moment but it is up to us to continue the legacy she has brought.

and welcome back!

Matthew Andrew said...

May her effort to restore democracy in our republic inspire the Filipino to ascend the nation into developed status.

gnep7 said...

So sad for the loss of Tita Cory..

I agree to the proposal of the congress to make her a nat'l hero and include her in the 500-Peso bill with Ninoy.

..such an inspiration for all of us.

the philippine island said...

farewell to tita Cory... you will always be remembered and treasured by us Filipinos.

RP said...

welcome back bro!....

and welcome to the Philippines....

Jack said...

Its good to know that my favorite blog has returned. Good to know also that the comeback post is about Cory.

Thank you. welcome and God Bless.

I hope the next article would not be for another memory of.

Pisanu for BISEAN said...

The main stream media is upsetting! They have been reporting Cory is resting ang feeling well. LIARS! They lied till the last day!

Cory should have seen how millions showed their affection for her. It was too late.

Jerick (the former Curbside Puppet) said...

i don't exactly get your statement there dek. its christian faith that we believe that she was resting well right now and that she's grateful for the show of support she got during her wake.

rom said...

you're back!

Thadie said...
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Anonymous said...

"it's Christian faith..."

fuck Christian faith.

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