Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Corazon

A few hours from now, August 5, 2009, former Philippine President Corazon “Cory” Aquino will be laid to rest. She lost her battle against cancer last Saturday.

Maria Corazon "Cory" Sumulong Cojuangco Aquino (January 25, 1933 – August 1, 2009) was the 11th President of the Philippines, serving from 1986 to 1992. She was the first female president of the Philippines and was Asia's first female president. More here.

I may not have followed her political career religiously but I can say that she is one of the most loved Presidents my country ever had. Recently, the outpouring support to the Aquino family as shown on media brings back memories to times of former senator and her husband Ninoy Aquino’s assassination and burial and EDSA 1 People Power revolution, the very moment where she became an icon of democracy. It was yellow all over then. It is a yellow Philippines once again.

Yes, yellow is Corazon Aquino’s color.


corazon

chased by grave spotlight
survived a mud-caked kingdom
unfading yellow


President Cory, thank you for being a mother to the Filipinos especially when we needed one during those hard times. Rest in peace now, Ninoy’s arms are patiently waiting for your arrival.

/totomai
08/05/09

29 comments:

  1. you have a wonderful tribute for Pres Cory John, love your choice of picture and the verse you wrote for her.

    Cory left us peacefully, just as how she inspired us to dwell in peace.

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  2. Thanks ms Beth, yup today is her last day in the world

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  3. Goodbye Madame Pres. Cory. Thank you very much...

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  4. Like Betchai said, a very nice tribute.

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  5. @Pot, yes with Ninoy

    @Martin, thanks

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  6. uy..haha.. naalala ko sabi ng papa ko pumunta daw kami sa edsa revolution nun..wala kong kamalay malay nun hahaha..

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  7. haha kala ko naalala mo si papa mo kasi kaedad ko haha

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  8. I agree when you said that she's one of the most loved President of the Philippines... sa mga supporters niya pa lang, grabe! ang daming tao!

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  9. @fjordz oo nga e.... i think she is the most loved President siguro

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  10. Very nice picture and tribute to the President of the Philippines...

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  11. Hello, Totomai, I first saw your blog thru Betchai. I have admired your photography. You captured the yellow flower well. And I am Filipino, too!

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  12. @guild, thanks

    @Ebie, Hi Kabayan. Ms Beth is one of my loved professors in La Salle. Thanks

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  13. Wonderful tribute and beautiful flowers.

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  14. Wonderful flower

    Hope you make a reference about TODAY'S FLOWERS on your next post!

    Luiz
    TF Manager

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  15. It's rare these days to find a statesperson so respected and loved. Beautiful words and photography.

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  16. A lovely tribute to a wonderful woman. Thank you for sharing your thoughts, and the beautiful yellow flower.

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  17. @Kitty, she is well-loved by most Filipinos

    @Pat, Tammie and Marju, thanks.

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  18. i love your tribute flowers to my beloved President Cory Aquino, i salute you for the gesture you shared to all the filipinos.

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  19. Thanks Mimi, im Filipino too :-)

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  20. love your yellow flower tribute to madam president cory aquino.

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  21. Your beautiful photo and post is a wonderful tribute to this great lady. Rest in Peace Madame President.

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