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.”
ABS-CBN news anchor Ted Failon’s wife Trina Etong died at New Era General Hospital at 8:50pm. Over 24 hours have past after Trina was said to have shot herself at the head inside her daughter’s bathroom and went through a coma after she’s been able to rushed at the hospital.
Ted Failon, who’s real name is Teodoro Etong is still under investigation together with his relatives and housekeepers for a possible foul play. Ted, however resulted negative to the paraffin test done earlier. His daughter even agree that his father has nothing to do with her mother’s death.
Last Saturday, March 7th Eraserheads performed their last “The Final Set” concert at SM Mall of Asia grounds. Ely Buendia, Raymund Marasigan, Buddy Sabala and Marcus Adoro were immortalized and will never be again seen together on stage.
E-Heads fans came in around 100,000 to watch them play their legendary music together once more as a patch-up for their botched reunion concert last year in August due to Ely Buendia’s heart failure in the middle of their act.
Eraserheads, known as the “Beatles of the Philippines” gave a strong musical and cultural statement back there… and even paid tribute to the “Master Rapper” Francis Magalona. Francis supposed to make an entrance rapping at the end of their song ‘Superproxy’, however he died the day before the concert.
Ely did have some qualms after Francis died, especially about his health. They both had their health battles last year and even have a more defined life, as “a ticking time bomb” for Ely and “borrowed time” for Francis, though he had let go now of his “borrowed time.”
Both of them came out as great persons to even inspire other people who also have sickness or illnesses they’ve been going through. They actually came up with “The Sickos” album, a project that right now is in the hands of Ely Buendia to push through. Francis may seem to have just made it halfway, but his voice, heart and compassion for his fellow artist and countrymen have gone in full throttle enough to fuel his undying cost.
“The Sickos” project proceeds is said to be a primer fund for a foundation for sick people in the music and entertainment industry they’ve pulled together. It doesn’t have a release date yet. But watch out!
Francis Magalona died yesterday, March 6 at the age of 44 and his remains lie down at the Christ the King Chapel in Quezon City. It will be open for public viewing from 6am to 6pm starting today until Tuesday next week.
The Entertainment and Music industry lost another icon but he will always be a visionary legend. His works, compositions, music, ideals and heart for the country will forever remain. He’s known as the Master Rapper, King of Pinoy Rap, The Man from Manila, Francis M., Kiko and someone who is ‘always present’ to his friends and family.
He actually fought leukemia as he fought life’s legendary battle… bold, strong, passionate and with so much heart and energy.
To Francis Magalona, the Man Of The 3 Stars & A Sun… your life will remain a symbol of vigor and hope, of zest and passion!
Check out Francis Magalona’s website or Francis’ A Free Mind in Multiply.Com.