Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Cory Aquino

I just watched the funeral of Former President Corazon Aquino and also followed the events from her death last saturday, to the public viewing of her remains both in La Salle Greenhills and in the Manila Cathedral, to the necrological services yesterday, and finally to her burial at Manila Memorial Park.

A common element here is the blatant outpouring of sorrow not only by her family and friends, but also by millions of Filipinos. The funeral motorcade from the Cathedral to the Memorial Park lasted 8 hours because of the sheer volume of people who want to see her one last time. People were throwing confetti, shouting her name and made the Laban sign with their hands; a testament to how much Cory has inspired the entire nation.

I cannot blame them. If it wasn't for Cory, we would still be under control by a totalitarian tyrant. Cory was the one who gave us our freedom back. The death of her husband Ninoy enlightened her to take up the challenge and stand in his place. She was able to unify the people and became the nation's leader following the successful non-violent movement now know as EDSA 1. As a result, she has become the mother of democracy of our country. She showed the world that we do not need force to get what we desire, but rather through peaceful means and through prayer.

Cory will be remembered as one of the greatest presidents of all time, perhaps even exceeding Ramon Magsaysay, because of her simplicity, humility, motherly love for her family and her country, and most importantly, her deep steadfast faith in the lord God. I understand why her loss is a tragedy to the Filipino people. She was an inspiration to us all.

And now that she is finally laid to rest, we say farewell to one of the greatest icons in Philippine history. History will never forget the deeds that she had done. She may be gone, but she will never be forgotten, for she taught us one valuable lesson; if we unite as one country, we can make things happen.

Paalam, Tita Cory. Maraming Salamat po.

Labels: , , ,

Materialized @ 9:15 PM || 0 Notes

About Me


user posted image
user posted image
user posted image


Sakura Fanlisting
Suiseiseki Fanlisting
xxxHolic Fanlisting
Mokona Fanlisting chobits fanlisting
Tomoyo Fanlisting   Sugar Fanlisting
Death Note Fanlisting L Fan Listing Konata Fanlisting
Tsukasa Fanlisting Kagami Fanlisting



page counter



Ragnarok Online
Level-up! Main Portal
Captured Wings Forums
Kawaii Sakura Shrine
Genso Suiko Gaiden
Granado Espada
Nihon Kenkyu Kai
De La Salle University
Perfect World
Monato Esprit
La Salle Computer Society

Personal Links

My Johari Window
Friendster Account
Magic Crush Calculator ;)
My mini City!!!
Help my city develop industry!


GM Phage

Previous Posts

When was the last time I blogged?
Happy birthday to me!
Dlsu gets A(H1N1)
Fresh Start, Fresh Term
no more free time next term yay!
K-On, Grades and On the Job Training
Back to the old.
Finals... again
something random. again.
Review: Super Mario World!


November 2005
December 2005
January 2006
February 2006
March 2006
April 2006
May 2006
June 2006
July 2006
August 2006
September 2006
October 2006
November 2006
December 2006
January 2007
February 2007
March 2007
April 2007
May 2007
June 2007
July 2007
August 2007
September 2007
October 2007
November 2007
December 2007
January 2008
February 2008
March 2008
April 2008
May 2008
June 2008
July 2008
August 2008
September 2008
October 2008
November 2008
December 2008
January 2009
February 2009
March 2009
April 2009
May 2009
June 2009
July 2009
August 2009
September 2009
October 2009
November 2009
December 2009
January 2010
February 2010
March 2010
April 2010
May 2010
June 2010
July 2010
August 2010
September 2010
October 2010
November 2010
December 2010
January 2011
February 2011
March 2011
April 2011
May 2011
June 2011
July 2011
August 2011
October 2011
November 2011
January 2012


Made By June Parreno 11/05/05
Site Name © Lively Innocence
Designed by: June Parreno
Brushes and texture © psbrushes