Saturday, August 1, 2009

My Goodbye to President Cory

This day is a start of a 10-day National mourning of he Philippines. Why? As what President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo considered as "National Treasure", Mrs. Corazon "Cory" Aquino has passed away. Who is Cory anyway? When she governed the Philippines and all those infamous "People Power Revolution" broke out, my mom and my dad is still in the process of my creation. I know her through books (History books), newspapers and of any other means. She is considered the first female president of the Philippines and of Asia, the "Mother of Democracy", a "Woman of Substance" and during her years, she's considered as the "Iron Woman of Asia". Yes, she has touched a lot of lives and has became inspiration for some. When the family announced March last year that she has colon cancer, a lot worried. But she didn't. Family and closest friends said that Mrs. Cory is very much prepared for anything that'll happen. Until the saddest moment really did happened. What is more touching is that, personally, I really feel how hard it is to have a family member succombs in cancer. My dad has just passed away May this year because of the same infirmity that Mrs. Cory has suffered. The pain is indescribable. She's a great loss. But the legacy that she has left will remain forever in the heart of millions Filipinos. Let's just all think that she's now happy back in the hands of the Creator. And that's something that's worth rejoicing.

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