UPDATED : I posted this entry 4 days prior to her death. Former President of the Philippines Corazon Aquino died of Cardiorespiratory Arrest secondary to Colon Cancer, Stage IV. She peacefully joins our Lord at 3:18 AM, o1 August 2009. May her soul rest in God’s embrace.
Filipinos all over the globe will forever remember your unparalleled contribution to our democracy and freedom.
I was in my 3rd grade when one of the world’s peaceful revolutions happened in EDSA back in 1986. I can still vividly recall the events how she was catapulted in power, mandated by the Filipino people as a result of longing for democracy. Needless to say, I grew up with her governance.
I do have my highest respect for Mrs. Aquino, not only as our former president who brought back FREEDOM in our country but as a person with deep FAITH beyond religion; a responsible woman who raised her kids despite of being a widow; a lady who stood by her man in one principle, and someone who stood up against a formidable dictatorship on behalf of the many.
Disregarding political issues, the more I admire her. She’s a woman of strength and humility. And now that she is battling with that dreaded condition, I don’t only sympathize with her in spirit but I emphatize as well. As a man of Medicine, I understand the pain she’s bearing. No one deserves to suffer that long and noxious. It’s best to pray for miracles, but for now I honestly hope for alleviation of her physical pain.
I am one with the many Filipinos and people across races who pray for her. It’s the least that I can do in my own gratitude for what she has done to the Philippines and to us Pinoys. May the good Lord bless her with His mercy. And may her condition bring UNITY to all of us again.