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Obituaries Corazon Aquino 2009

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#1 DWF

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Posted 31 July 2009 - 06:09 PM

http://news.yahoo.co..._corazon_aquino

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Former President Corazon Aquino, who swept away a dictator with a "people power" revolt and then sustained democracy by fighting off seven coup attempts in six years, died on Saturday, her son said. She was 76.

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#2 Shalamar

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Posted 31 July 2009 - 06:13 PM

DFW, I think you are mistaking her for Imelda Marcos, she of the several thousand pairs of shoes - the wife of the dictator the Corazon saw to the ousting of.

I think that a vast number of her people are going to be mourning, not partying.

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The uprising she led in 1986 ended the repressive 20-year regime of Ferdinand Marcos and inspired nonviolent protests across the globe, including those that ended Communist rule in eastern Europe.

But she struggled in office to meet high public expectations. Her land redistribution program fell short of ending economic domination by the landed elite, including her own family. Her leadership, especially in social and economic reform, was often indecisive, leaving many of her closest allies disillusioned by the end of her term.

Still, the bespectacled, smiling woman in her trademark yellow dress remained beloved in the Philippines, where she was affectionately referred to as "Tita (Auntie) Cory."

"She was headstrong and single-minded in one goal, and that was to remove all vestiges of an entrenched dictatorship," Raul C. Pangalangan, former dean of the Law School at the University of the Philippines, said earlier this month. "We all owe her in a big way."

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#3 Robert Hewitt Wolfe

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Posted 31 July 2009 - 06:16 PM

Corazon Aquino was actually one of the good guys... or at least tried to be.

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There's a peacefulness and a rage inside us all."
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#4 DWF

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Posted 31 July 2009 - 06:17 PM

^^^You're right I did get them confused, I'll fix it though.  :blush:
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Posted 02 August 2009 - 12:32 PM

I remember her well, and her assassinated husband.  She was a courageous woman, to take on Marcos the way she did.  

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