Former President Corazon Aquino Died of Cancer
Madame Cory Aquino died at the age of 76 last August 1, 2009 at exactly 3:18A.M. at the Makati Medical Center due to complications of colon cancer which led to cardiopulmonary arrest.
Filipinos trembled and cried for the loss of their democracy hero. She has been denoted as the mother of democracy by many Filipinos. She fought the Marcos dictatorial way of running the government in her own peaceful way and brought back to the Filipinos the democratic government it deserved.
She was diagnosed with colon cancer last March 24, 2008 and undergone Chemotherapy. Doctors said that her body responded positively to the treatment on May 13, 2008 according to the blood test they performed. However, to no avail, on July 2008 Cory Aquino was reported to be in a very serious condition and was confined in the Makati Medical Center because she lost her appetite. She stayed in Makati Medical Center until the day of her death.
Prior to her burial, Madame Cory’s body was laid in the St. Benilde Gymnasium of La Salle Green Hills located in Mandaluyong for public wake and was then transferred last August 3rd to the Manila Cathedral. She was the first Catholic that is not a member of the clergy to have been permitted to have her wake at the cathedral. She was a very devoted Catholic and prayer was her ultimate weapon when she fought for our democracy.
She was buried in the Manila Memorial Park in Sucat, Parañaque. Her final mass was celebrated by Bishop Socrates Villegas at the cathedral. The blessing of the coffin was administered by Archbishop Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales. During the funeral procession, hundreds of thousands of mourners attended, which was composed of several supporters, ordinary citizens, relatives, political alliance and even political enemies.
Filipinos around the globe watching her burial ceremonies even shed tears for her loss. She was indeed a lost treasure of the Filipino people.
Corazon Aquino was the 11th president and was the first female president of the Philippines. She’s one of the few presidents of the Philippines that was never accused of corruption during her term as a President of the Philippines.
May you rest in Peace and Glory with the Lord in heaven Madame Cory! We love you so much!