Thursday, August 6

Goodbye, Tita Cory!

A drawing of President Corazon Aquino by Steve...Image via Wikipedia
After a long battle with cancer, former president Corazon Cojuangco Aquino has been finally laid to rest at the Manila Memorial Park yesterday alongside her beloved husband and national hero, Senator Benigno Aquino Jr.

The funeral lasted a day beginning with a high mass held in honor of a beloved icon of democracy and a devotee of the Virgin Mary. There were speeches delivered reminiscing the beautiful and touching moments friends and families had with Tita Cory. Only invited guests were allowed to attend the mass inside the Manila Cathedral. Security was tight and a cordoned area was set up in front of the church.

Not far away, supporters of the Aquino and Cojuangco families stood waiting in the rain, hoping to have a final glimpse of Tita Cory when the mass would end and the funeral march would begin.

All in all, it was a very solemn day, and yet there was an undercurrent of hope. Tita Cory left the world peacefully. She believed she had lived a fulfilling life, and it's time for her to be with her Maker, and her husband. Her legacy of treasuring the democracy we have, so fragile and precious, will live one.

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