The Philippines has lost an icon of democracy. Former President Aquino died on a 1st Saturday, August 1st, 2009 at 3:18 AM (Hour of Divine Mercy) no less! I'm reminded of how Sister Lucia (Fatima visionary) once told Jaime Cardinal Sin to tell President Cory that "You, Corazon, are a blessing for the Philippines". An interesting story about President Aquino and Sister Lucia can be found here.
She will be missed!
Cory Aquino dies
By Maila Ager
First Posted 05:18:00 08/01/2009
Filed Under: Health, death notices, Cory Aquino
MANILA, Philippines -- Former President Corazon Cojuangco Aquino has passed away.
She was 76.
Her son Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III confirmed that she died of cardio respiratory arrest at exactly 3:18 a.m. Saturday at the Makati Medical Center.
Mrs. Aquino has been diagnosed with colon cancer early in 2008 and has been confined at the Makati Medical Center for more than a month.
Mrs. Aquino, widow of Senator Benigno Aquino Jr., will be remembered as an icon of democracy, having led a military-backed popular revolt in 1986 that ousted a dictator who ruled the country for 20 years.