The Filipinos are worth LIVING for.
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We cannot determine when we die, but we can determine how we die. How we die can be determined by how we live.
A woman of character... A woman of prayer... A woman for others... President Corazon Aquino (1933-2009).
After my shift on Saturday morning at 7AM, I went straight to the pantry to get some Milo (but it was not available; I had no choice but to get cold water to soothe my thirst and dry throat). I saw a group of people who looked so serious, sad and shocked while watching the television. I got curious that's why I stood near the TV and knew that the news was all about the death
of the Philippines' former president Corazon Aquino who fought with her colon cancer for more than a year. She died peacefully
of cardio-respiratory arrest at 3:18AM in Makati Medical Center.
I remember, during our nesting (that was about a month ago), Hero told us that Cory already died. I was so shocked that after work, when I got home, that was the first question that I asked to my mom: "Patay na si Cory???" Hmmm. His not-so-funny joke had come true. It wasn't really funny. We just lost the person behind the freedom that we enjoy now. We just lost a person who became an inspiration to everyone especially to us, women
, who think that we
can't be a big part of the world.
Yellow ribbons were scattered all over the country since the president was hospitalized a month ago to show respect to the person who became an important figure in the Philippine history. To show support, please post this yellow ribbon in your social networking sites (Friendster, Facebook, Multiply, etc)."I would rather die a meaningful death than to live a meaningless life."
-- President Corazon Aquino
Yes, she was able to have a very meaningful life. She even shared this with all of us. The words "Thank you so much" will never be enough to show how grateful we are to the first woman president of our country.
Her remains lies at La Salle Green Hills but will later be brought to Manila Cathedral. A lot of supporters queued and sacrificed just to see this woman of freedom and democracy
and give their condolences to the Aquino family.Photos:
→ Cory Aquino grabbed from President Cory Aquino's Facebook account.
→ Yellow ribbon grabbed from Cory Aquino's site.
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