Thank you Cory Aquino

Cory Aquino memorabilias
Cory Aquino memorabilias

I was still on my early childhood when I got to know former President Cory Aquino. It was before, during and after the 1986 EDSA Revolution when she became a majore personality for me running against the Marcoses. It was an unusual sight to see a person mostly garbed in yellow and raising an “L” sign with her thumb and point finger to symbolize “Laban” or “Fight”. Today August 1, 2009 at 3:18am Philippine Time, Corazon Aquino passed away battling colon cancer.

To the world she has been an inspiration for leading a blood less revolt. A revolution armed with prayers and flowers in which she succeeded. It was a time after a time of turmoil and it is in this time of transition that her headstrong character kept the country and check. From then until her time of passing I haven’t seen her change as much. She kept reminding us to pray whenever there’s a major political upheaval in the rise and it seemed to miraculously kept the Filipino in check. She is literally a streak of sunshine on gloomy times.

She is the first female president in Asia. She is Time magazine’s first Woman of the Year in 1986. She is a political saint. She is an inspiration to all of us. So I thank you Corazon Aquino for being an inspiration and keeping the Filipino’s Faith in check. May you rest in peace.

By Ferdz

Ferdz Decena is an award-winning travel photographer, writer and blogger. His works has found print in publications such as Singapore Airlines’s Silver Kris, Philippine Airlines’ Mabuhay, Cebu Pacific’s Smile and Seair InFlight. He has also lent his expertise to various organizations like the Oceana Philippines, Lopez Group Foundation, Save the Children and World Vision, contributing quality images for their marketing materials.


  1. i was in tears while reading your article.. indeed, her death not fail to unite the filipino people…

    the real miracle was not her wellness.. but the filipinos’ awareness..

    until this point,, cory made me a proud FILIPINO!!!

    Manoi bless CORY!

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