Corazon Aquino

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Thousands Bid Aquino Farewell

(Newser) - Former Philippines President Corazon Aquino was laid to rest today next to her assassinated husband, after a funeral procession joined by hundreds of thousands. About 600 priests and nuns linked arms around the Aquino mausoleum at the Manila Memorial Park to keep back the crowd following the flatbed truck with... More »

Somehow, Aquino Kept Her Halo

(Newser) - Before his murder, Benigno Aquino predicted that anyone who succeeded Filipino dictator Ferdinand Marcos would smell like manure in six months. But his own wife would prove him wrong, writes Howard Chua-Eoan of Time. Corazon “Cory” Aquino, who died yesterday of heart failure, was a political saint who never... More »

Corazon Aquino Dead at 76

Former president restored democracy in the Philippines

(Newser) - Corazon Aquino, former president of the Philippines, has died at 76, the Los Angeles Times reports. Aquino became Asia’s first female president, leading a “people power” movement that eventually toppled dictator Ferdinand Marcos in 1986—and arguably set off a wave of democratic revolutions that ended with the... More »

Corazon Aquino Has Cancer

'80s icon of Philippines' 'people power' diagnosed with colon cancer

(Newser) - Corazon Aquino, who swept to the presidency of the Philippines on a wave of "people power" in 1986, is suffering from colon cancer, AP reports. Her daughter appealed to the country on Philippine TV to pray for her mother's recovery, and to respect the family's privacy. Religious and political... More »

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