Sunday, August 02, 2009

Cory Aquino

I just want to briefly acknowledge the death from natural causes of former president of the Philippines, Corazon Aquino.

I recall the circumstances of her coming to power quite vividly and she gave hope and courage to her people. The Philippines is a crazy country, yet she did achieve in quite a few areas. Not only hope either, she brought back some respect to the country after the farce of Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos. Not bad for a former non political housewife.

I don't know if she was a good person, but she seemed to be the right person for the time.


  1. I agree with you...she was quite a woman

  2. yes, absolutely... i've been wanting to do a piece on her as well. the whole reluctant leader thing is something so often repeated in history, yet never really often acknowledged.

  3. MC, I guess a lot of younger don't really know about her.

    Mortimer, indeed there have been many, India comes immediately to mind. Maybe Pakistan and almost Malaysia.