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Former president Corazon C. Aquino, first woman president of the Philippines, peacefully passed away on August 1, 2009 at 3:18AM after more than a year of battle against colon cancer; an icon of democracy and a symbol of ‘people power’ in the Philippines and around the world.
An advocate of peace and unity, we thank her for what she accomplished, for what she achieved, and for what she sacrificed for the Filipino people.
In a way, I’m happy for her; for though her physical presence is no more, her spirit lives on. She is indeed in a better place now, in the arms of her husband Ninoy, in the company of her parents, in the presence of God.
For I’m here not to mourn her death, I’m here but to celebrate her life.
What follows are some scenes from the wake in De La Salle Greenhills (August 1), in the Manila Cathedral (August 4), and the funeral parade (August 5).
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