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Marowak The Legend
July 31st, 2009, 10:38 PM
Yes, Former Philippine President Cory Aquino just died today August 1 or July 31 in America Time. Even some network in the U.S.A. is now broadcasting about Cory Aquino. What can you say about this releasing of life and spirit! Just post it here! Are you sad or happy, pity or not pity, post it all here.

.little monster
July 31st, 2009, 11:20 PM
I guess I am sad, mainly because death is sad and I feel bad for friends and family..but I don't really..care..

Edit: I didn't know what she did..I actually thought it was a guy on top of that. o.o

I agree with Autumn Star.

deliriouspurple
July 31st, 2009, 11:29 PM
She died August 1 2009 at around 3 am I think. Well I'm sad and glad. Cory just passed away and we can't do anything about it, she done many good things, she restored democratic rule in Philippines after the long dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos and of course the first female president in the Philippines. But she was a symbol to us. I'm just glad that she can rest now, she suffered for that colon cancer and now she can rest. Salute to you, Corazon Aquino. We even go there just to visit her.

Netto Azure
August 1st, 2009, 08:38 PM
Filipinos pay respects to Aquino (http://www.pokecommunity.com/2/hi/asia-pacific/8180152.stm)



Hundreds of people in the Philippines have been queuing to pay their respects in front of the body of former leader Corazon Aquino, who died on Saturday. Mrs Aquino's body is lying in state at a Catholic school in Manila, where it will remain until Monday morning.
The Philippines has declared 10 days of mourning for the former president.
Mrs Aquino, Asia's first female president, led the 1986 "people power" uprising that deposed dictator Ferdinand Marcos.
Many of people the people who gathered at the De La Salle school where her body is lying in state were dressed in yellow, the colour associated with the "people power" movement.
Crowds have also been visiting her home and the shrine where her 1986 revolution culminated, leaving yellow flowers and lighting candles.
Flags are at half-mast and hundreds of people have tied symbolic yellow ribbons to cars and trees.

http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/shared/img/o.gifhttp://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/nol/shared/img/v3/start_quote_rb.gif She left a big imprint on our history http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/nol/shared/img/v3/end_quote_rb.gif


Florin Nagit
Mourner


Mrs Aquino had been suffering from colon cancer for more than a year when she died aged 76.
She was catapulted into politics following the murder of her husband, the prominent Senator Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino, who had been preparing to run for president.
After winning the presidential elections in 1986, she went on to run a country deeply divided after years of martial law and communist insurgency.
She battled several coup attempts against her rule, protected the country's fledgling democracy and freed political prisoners.
In recent years, she campaigned against former President Estrada, but then reconciled with him to join protests against incumbent President Gloria Arroyo over allegations of vote-rigging and corruption.
"She left a big imprint on our history," said Florin Nagit, one of the mourners at the De La Salle school.
"I think she made Filipinos think of how it is to live as a Filipino, to be courageous and most of all to be honest and sincere."
News of Mrs Aquino's death drew numerous international tributes.
Among those to visit the school was Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, the wife of Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim.
Mrs Aquino will be buried beside her husband at the Manila Memorial Park in a private ceremony on Wednesday.


But yes it still strikes me as quite a shock that this happened. I literally spouted profanity when I heard this news...

And the ironic thing is, Imelda Marcos lives. @~@

Revelation
August 2nd, 2009, 01:01 AM
When she was suffering that colon cancer, all of the people from us tied a yellow ribbon in trees/posts. I've heard about these, after I woke up just heard the news about this. Well probably I'm sad well you know why she do many things but now she's leaving us here ;__;. I'm watching it right now but it was her daughter Kris Aquino in La Salle Greenhills. She was a great leader. Thank you Cory!

Marowak The Legend
August 2nd, 2009, 01:30 AM
I guess I am sad, mainly because death is sad and I feel bad for friends and family..but I don't really..care..

Edit: I didn't know what she did..I actually thought it was a guy on top of that. o.o

I agree with Autumn Star.

Yes, I also agree with Autumn Star!

deliriouspurple
August 4th, 2009, 07:18 PM
Well, today's her funeral. And all I can say now...there so many people there at the Manila Cathedral. Politicians, Artists, rich, poor peoples. Good bye to you Cory, I'll miss you ;_;
No one can replace her position.

♣Gawain♣
August 4th, 2009, 09:13 PM
Yeah today's the funeral, and I'm watching the procession right now. My mother missed her, she's one of the greatest democratic icon in the world. Releasing us from the Marcos regime, she took his place as president.

Wish
August 5th, 2009, 08:57 AM
Well, as a Filipino, my family and I pay respect to her for restoring democratic rule in the Philippines. She was a very determined president at her time. She is not only an inspiration to the Filipino population, but to the whole world.

Also, just an interesting note that my relatives worked under her when she was still in power. She will be missed.

Netto Azure
August 5th, 2009, 09:19 AM
Well, today's her funeral. And all I can say now...there so many people there at the Manila Cathedral. Politicians, Artists, rich, poor peoples. Good bye to you Cory, I'll miss you ;_;
No one can replace her position.

So true. But it was sad on how critics wanted to discourage the Current President from going.

RIP Cory Aquino. TT^TT

♣Gawain♣
August 5th, 2009, 06:51 PM
Cory we will never forget you... b(",)b

~*!*~Tatsujin Gosuto~*!*~
August 9th, 2009, 06:33 PM
I feel sorry for anyone that dies (unless if they deserved it), but RIP Cory


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