hello everyone, this is not mean to cast a shadow of tears on fechie's happy natal day, august 1. but as fate would have it, this happens to be a sad day for the Philippines. madame ex-pres cory aquino passed away due to colon cancer complication..after months of painful struggle. most of us know what she had done and contributed to the country, so there's not much need to expound. i am not active or involved in politics but during the rallies after she lost the elections against marcos, we cannot help but join the many familities who gathered and supported her protest calls against the dictatorship, amidst yellow ribbons, shirts and flags at the rizal park. it was perhaps one of the rare instances when even the most apolitical person on earth would be glad and be proud to participate. she will be missed not only by many of us filipinos, but all democracy loving people of the world. up to the very end, she championed and was a living icon of democracy and freedom. she may have left for good but her legacy will remain for us and the whole world to remember and cherish.. may she rest in peace..
Although this event is something already expected and perhaps wished for in order to spare Tita Cory from further suffering, the news that came this morning is still a very sad news. Let's all pray for her eternal rest and for the family to accept God's wish. Thank you Tita Cory for all that you have done and all that you have symbolized... and thank God for sharing you with us.
We are all in mourning for her sudden and untimely demise... May her legacy for the Pilipinos and the democratic principles lives on. May she rest in eternal peace.....HuuuuuuuggggssssEd Canela
So sad to hear about Tita Cory. Finally she's home and can truly rest in peace. My heart and prayers goes to her kids and family. From: Men
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I could not cloud the many memories and great achievements of our past pres. cory. She was a great person too. Her legacy will be long remembered. May she rest in peace. Along with my prayers, the rest of the world will do as well.
Fechie (Fe) Alarcon
I join you all in your mourning. During the '86 revolution, I was already here in the US. I had opportunities to attend some organizational meetings of the Ninoy Aquino Movement when I was still in Chicago.
I hope that this time, Filipinos will realize that no matter how much you profess your love for your country, if you don't have the right resolve to seek for changes because it would be inconvenient and would disrupt the comfort of your daily living (then nothing would happen). Honestly, I did not participate in the NAM because I felt then that if I truly wanted to join any movement seeking changes in the Philippines, I should be there just like those courageous Filipinos sacrificing everything they have. The choice of Ninoy - convenient life in Boston or death... The same reason why everyone is mourning the passing away of Cory, because she too sacrificed a lot because of her love for the country.
I left the Philippines, but I knew that in a very small way, I was part of the changes that Cory achieved, I can proudly say that I was active during the FQS, not only during rallies, but all those dangerous political teach-INS I did particularly in the barrios of Marilao, Bulacan (Loma de Gato and Prenza), making my entire clan worry for my safety. The wheel of the '86 revolution, we started it rolling and hopefully it will continuously roll even now that Cory is gone.