Philippine Former President Corazon Aquino Passes Away
Philippine Former President Corazon Aquino
Corazon Aquino, the Philippine democracy icon and former president passed away on Saturday. She had been fighting against colon cancer for more a year. She was 76.
Cory, as she is popularly known, was in the Makati Medical Centre in Manila since late June after her health deteriorated and the cancer metastasized.
"Our mother peacefully passed away at 3.18 a.m. Aug 1, 2009 of cardio-respiratory arrest," Senator Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III said.
"She would have wanted us to thank each and every one of you for all the prayers and your continued love and support," he added. "It was her wish for all of us to pray for one another and for our country."