Former President Corazon “Cory” Cojuangco Aquino just passed away this early morning at the age of 76.
Senator Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III confirmed that their mother peacefully died due to cardio-respiratory arrest this early morning, August 1, 2009 at 3:18 am at the Makati Medical Center.
Cory Aquino has been diagnosed of colon cancer early 2008, confined to Makati Medical Center and had gone through a series of chemo-therapy till this year. Her family, specially her five children have never left her alone since then, that her passing away this morning just left them crying quietly.
Her passing away has displayed a mark of strength and tenacity as it was back when she stood up, led and fought for our country’s freedom and democracy back in 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution. She was truly an icon of democracy that all of the Filipinos will truly remember.
Senator Aquino III further stated this morning:
“She would have wanted to thank each and every one of you for all the prayers and your continued love and support. It was her wish for all of us to pray for one another and for our country.
“Hinihiling po ng aming pamilya ang kaunting panahon para makasama namin ang aming mahal na ina.
“Later today, we will be announcing further details of her wake para sa lahat ng ating mga minamahal na kababayan na nais magbigay ng respeto sa aming ina. Maraming salamat po.”