Monday, August 03, 2009

'The Filipino is worth living for'

Rich, poor come for Cory Aquino
Mourners brave heat, rain for brief glimpse
By Nikko Dizon, DJ Yap
Philippine Daily Inquirer

MANILA, Philippines—In scenes reminiscent of the massive mourning for her murdered husband, thousands of people Sunday came to grieve for Cory Aquino. Some came on foot, others in diplomatic cars. Some were from the affluent class, but many were poor. Most quietly filed past her flag-draped coffin, others openly wept.

As they came for Cory 23 years ago to answer the call for people power against a dictator, so they came again Sunday to be by her side. But this time, they came to bid her farewell.

Full article at the Phil. Daily Inquirer

More about former President Cory Aquino and the 1986 People Power Revolution here

Special Cory Aquino section here

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