August, 2009

August 25th, 2009Work 0 Comments

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo said the Philippines lost a national treasure with the passing away of former President Corazon Aquino, who was diagnosed with colon cancer last year. A 10-day period of national mourning will observed in honor of the former president, added Arroyo. Aquino died at 3:18 a.m. Saturday (RP time) in a Manila hospital, […]

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President Corazon Aquino, who toppled a dictator on her way to becoming president in 1986, died on Saturday, her son said. She was 76. The widow in yellow who harnessed prayer and peaceful protest to overthrow tyranny was diagnosed with advanced colon cancer last year. She had been confined in a Manila hospital for over […]

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A standoff between the Arroyo administration and disgruntled marine officers ended five hours after it began. The potential threat to President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s leadership ended peacefully after the marine officers agreed to end the 5-hour standoff that began when their commander was relieved of his duties. Former President Corazon Aquino, center, showed up outside the […]

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Former President Corazon Aquino speaks during the 23rd anniversary of the assassination of her husband, Sen Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr., at a memorial park in suburban Paranaque south of Manila on Aug. 21, 2006. The assassination of Ninoy sparked protests and led the “People Power” revolution three years later that helped propel her to the […]

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Former President Cory Aquino and President Gloria Arroyo kiss during a mass commemorating the death of Ninoy Aquino. DABAWENYOS are one in mourning the passing of former president Corazon Cojuangco-Aquino, who died early morning Saturday after a year of fighting cancer. Aquino died of cardio-respiratory arrest at 3:18 a.m., just three weeks away from the […]

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Former social welfare secretary Corazon “Dinky” Soliman (left) chats with former president Corazon “Cory” Aquino, to whose custody she was released around midnight of March 19, 2006. Beyond their names and government experience, the two share something else: a common call for President Arroyo’s resignation. Soliman was arrested together with activist Vicente Romano for leading […]

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A huge blow to the President’s struggle to survive is a move by former president Corazon Aquino, who asked President Arroyo on July 9, 2005 to resign as the easier constitutional means to resolve the conflict. (AP Photo) BEFORE history swept her into Malacañang, Corazon Aquino sought refuge for a few hours in a monastery […]

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Former Philippine Presidents Joseph Estrada, right, and Corazon Aquino, left, smile before attending a mass at the San Juan hospital in suburban San Juan, east of Manila, Philippines, on Feb. 5, 2006. The two former leaders met for the first time after years of political rivalry that seemed to have been eased by their current […]

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Former president Corazon C. Aquino receives from University of Southern Philippines (USP) president Ronald Duterte the schools award for her advocacy for peace and non-violence on August 29, 2003. (Sun.Star Cebu/Alex Badayos) MANILA — Leaders from across the globe were saddened by the death of former President Corazon “Cory” Aquino, the popular leader who will […]

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In a 1986 speech to the United States Congress, the widow and president said she had thought that in burying Ninoy, she had to lay to rest his restless dream of Philippine freedom. History had other plans. NEWS of former president Corazon Aquino’s death yesterday morning provoked different expressions of sorrow, from silent prayers in […]

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