Saturday, August 1, 2009

last Laban

Cory, in signature yellow,
flashes the L for Laban (Lakas ng Bayan) sign

I was a medical student, deeply immersed in Pathology and Pharmacology, and only vaguely aware of the political turmoil going on in my country, when Philippine history took a dramatic turn with the cold blooded assassination of opposition leader Sen. Ninoy Aquino in 1983 and the unexpected rise to the presidency of his widow, Corazon Aquino, in 1986.

At dawn today, well-loved President Cory Aquino succumbed to cancer. As the country mourns her demise, we wonder if we will ever have another president as honest and gracious as Cory, or a hero as charismatic and dynamic as Ninoy.

Cory, 76, dies - Inquirer

People Power's Philippine Saint
- Time

No pomp for democracy icon - ABS-CBN

People power heroine - Reuters

Cory's life in photos - Time

guns and roses

IS it really possible to have a bloodless revolution, as demonstrated by EDSA I People's Power when military muscles and munitions came face to face with roses and rosaries?

This was, of course, after Ninoy's blood was spilled at the airport tarmac.

1 comment:

Vk-mahalkaayo said...

thanks for sharing this post.

ako gyd gilantaw, open and basa.

thank you, thank you