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Cory Aquino is most loved Filipino leader—survey

By Anna Valmero
First Posted 18:27:00 02/12/2010

Filed Under: Research, Cory Aquino, Politics

MANILA, Philippines – Former president and democracy icon Corazon “Cory” Aquino is the most loved as a national leader or politician by Filipinos, Pulse Asia revealed in its latest survey.

About 35 percent of the 1,800 adult respondents surveyed nationwide from January 22-26 expressed their preference for the late leader who led a popular revolt that dismantled a 20-year dictatorship under Ferdinand Marcos in 1986. Read the rest of this entry »


Sen Aquino asks Filipinos to secure democracy

By Anna Valmero
First Posted 16:23:00 08/21/2009

Filed Under: Heroism, Politics

MANILA, Philippines – (UPDATE 4) Senator Benigno Aquino III has called on every Filipino to secure the democracy that his parents have fought for, saying, “The ball is now in our hands.”

The young Aquino made the call Friday before a crowd that gathered at the monument of his father, former senator Benigno Aquino Jr., in Makati City to commemorate the 26th anniversary of his death. Read the rest of this entry »

Yellow’s new meaning

By Anna Valmero
First Posted 16:23:00 08/21/2009

Filed Under: Politics, Heroism

MANILA, Philippines – (UPDATE 3) Around 2,000 people in yellow gathered at the Ninoy Aquino monument in Makati City Friday to commemorate the 26th death anniversary of Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. and gave new meaning to the color that has been identified with the martyred opposition leader and years later his widow.

As of posting time, a mass is being celebrated by Father Joe Dizon as some 100 police and 30 security volunteers stand by to ensure peace and order. Read the rest of this entry »

Diplomats pay respects to Aquino

By Anna Valmero
First Posted 12:18:00 08/04/2009

Filed Under: Diplomacy, Cory Aquino

MANILA, Philippines – (UPDATE 3) Members of the diplomatic community heaped praises on the late President Corazon Aquino during her wake at the Manila Cathedral on Tuesday.

“We will miss Tita Cory. All of us have lost a woman who stood bravely for freedom, unification and for bringing people together while her family lost a mother so my heart goes out to them,” United States Ambassador Kristie Kenney said, affectionately referring to Mrs. Aquino by her nickname. Read the rest of this entry »

It’s a false alarm, Cory Aquino is not dead

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A text message that former President Corazon Aquino has died starts circulating Friday afternoon, but family friend Margie Juico clarifies the former president is still alive. Aquino is battling colon cancer and is confined at the Makati Medical Center. Video report by reporter Anna Valmero.

False alarm on Aquino’s death

By Anna Valmero, Maila Ager, Tina Santos, Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 13:20:00 07/24/2009

Filed Under: Cory Aquino, Health

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MANILA, Philippines—(UPDATE 2) A text message that former President Corazon Aquino has died is circulating, but a daughter, a friend, and a staff member of her son Senator Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III denied the story.

Toward the end of a mass for Aquino at the Manila city hall on Friday, former Supreme Court justice Adolf Azcuna was prompted by fellow Cabinet members of the former president to make the announcement after they all received a text message saying “Cory is dead.” Read the rest of this entry »


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