Thank you and Goodbye President Cory Aquino

Aquino Death

Today, former Philippine President Corazon C. Aquino will be buried. President Cory Aquino’s eulogy was conducted at the Manila Cathedral and the Burial procession will be from the Cathedral to the Manila Memorial Park.

As a Filipino who was born in the 80’s, Pres. Aquino was my first president (the first few years doesn’t count since I was just 2 years old back then) and she made a big impact in my life, to every Filipino’s lives. She was loved by millions of her countrymen and I’m sure we all want to say “Thank You Mrs. President”. Thank you Mother of Philippine Democracy.

Former Philippine President Corazon “Cory” Aquino has died of cardiac arrest after battling colon cancer for more than a year. She was 76. She was president from 1986 to 1992 and will be best remembered as the woman who deposed Ferdinand Marcos .

Corazon Aquino as Champion of Democracy

TIME chose Corazon Aquino as its Person of the Year for 1986, recognizing her central role in one of the most compelling dramas in recent history — the widowed housewife who avenges her husband’s death by overthrowing the regime widely blamed for his murder. In February 1986, Aquino rose to the presidency of the Philippines after a popular uprising that forced Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos from power. She was the first woman to be designated TIME’s Person of the Year since Queen Elizabeth II for 1952. [via TIME]

Thank you and goodbye Mrs. President!