Any interesting memories about Cory Aquino?

Philippines
July 30, 2009 3:19am CST
We all know that the former president Cory Aquino is still not in good condition. While all of us are praying that she get well soon, it's nice to look back the years during her term. First of all, I was in first college when EDSA 1 transpired. I was among the one million people who signed that she should run for presidency. But the best memory that always comes on my mind is when she won a suit against the late but great publisher Louie Beltran when the latter wrote in his column that during a coup d etat, the president was hiding under her bed. Although it was only an idiomatic expression for Louie, Tita Cory did not allow herself to be insulted. This only shows how brave she is. How about you? Any fond memories about Cory Aquino?
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• Philippines
1 Aug 09
The nation is on mourn today, August 1, for ex. President Corazon C. Aquino recently passed. She is a strong widow after her husband passed away and also a strong leader in the Philippines. She is best remember as the first woman president in the Philippines and peacefully win back the trust of all Filipino people through the 1986 EDSA REVOLUTION or THE PEOPLE POWER. A woman of great courage. My prayer and condolence to the family Aquino for her passing away. All Filipinos are very proud for having her serve the Philippines government with the people approval and a leader who advocate freedom over violence. Truly unforgettable icon to remember..her memories will be instill in every people mind and all of us are very proud of her great contribution to good government. My deeply sympathize and prayer goes to her souls and to the bereaved family..My deepest condolence..
• Philippines
1 Aug 09
Yes, it was a very sad news to all Filipinos especially those who witnessed her legacy from a simple wife to a caring president and it definitely includes me. Just this moment, I published a blog post entitled Cory Aquino: Thank you and Farewell Madam President as a salute to one of the influential Filipinos of all time. Here is the link if you're interested - http://fatherblogger.com/2009/08/01/cory-aquino-thank-you-and-farewell-madam-president/ Thanks!
• Philippines
3 Aug 09
As of now she already passed away. I remember Cory because she is a icon of our democracy. I remember the color she symbolizes , Yellow. I remember she was a loving mother of 4 children and a wife of Benigno Aquino Jr. She likes to pray and I know she is very kind. I haven't seen her personally when she was alive, no interaction with her.
@rsa101 (22768)
• Philippines
30 Jul 09
Although I do not consider her as the best president we have, I deeply appreciated her humility despite the power she was handling during her presidency. There were many times her position was challenged either by brutal force or just by simple intrigues she never gave in to be tempted to used her power to stop them from trying to get her position. He could have declared Martial during the several coup attempts on her but she did not. She could have ran for another term under the new constitution but it never got on her head the advantage she might have taken advantage of. Her spirituality is quite admirable as yu could see in her face the smile even in the midst of crisis and her faith in God seems to never fade in the even at these darkest hours that she has.
@tomjoad (551)
• Philippines
30 Jul 09
hi fatherblogger! i know there's been so much media hype on cory's condition nowadays and i can't just understand why all attention is focused on her. in my opinion i think there is too much media coverage on her fight against cancer. i'm bored about hearing it all day long on the news. anyway, i'll go back to your topic. i was a kid when was elected president. i was too small to care much about politics and how it should work. the time when i really understood what a president is was during ramos' term. i was 9 when he was elected president. i can't recall much about what cory did to the country and i don't even remember the EDSA revolution. but there is one distinct image that cory has marked on my memory. her love of the color yellow, and the coup d etat. growing up i was highly influenced by the views of my male role models regarding politics: my father and grandfather. they viewed cory as a weakling and a woman lacking in willpower. i've always considered her that and until now i still hold that view of her. i know that there are many things i need to know about cory. i have a feeling that i'm going to get a lesson in history from your reply. i hope you don't mind if my opinions differ from yours. i'm glad to be a part of this discussion.