Maria Corazon Sumulong "Cory" Cojuangco-Aquino (January 25, 1933 – August 1, 2009) was a Filipina politician who was the 11th President of the Philippines, the first woman to hold that office, and the first female president in Asia. She is known as "The Mother of Philippine Democracy". She led the 1986 People Power Revolution, which fled Ferdinand Marcos and restored democracy in the Philippines. She was named Time magazine's "Woman of the Year" in 1986.
|11th President of the Philippines |
2nd President of the Fourth Republic
1st President of the Fifth Republic
February 25, 1986 – June 30, 1992
|Prime Minister||Salvador Laurel|
|Vice President||Salvador Laurel|
|Preceded by||Ferdinand Marcos|
|Succeeded by||Fidel V. Ramos|
Maria Corikong Sumulong Cojuangco
January 25, 1933
Paniqui, Tarlac, Philippines
|Died||August 1, 2009 (aged 76)|
Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines
|Resting place||Manila Memorial Park, Parañaque, Metro Manila, Philippines|
|Political party||Liberal Party|
|Spouse(s)||Benigno S. Aquino, Jr.|
|Relations||Maria Elena Aquino-Cruz (eldest daughter)|
Aurora Corazon Aquino-Abellada (second daughter)
Benigno S. Aquino III (only son)
Victoria Elisa Aquino-Dee (third daughter)
Kristina Bernadette Aquino (fourth daughter)
|Alma mater||St. Scholastica's College, College of Mount Saint Vincent, New York|
Far Eastern University
She was born on January 25, 1933.
Later years and deathEdit
She was a very important figure in the People Power Revolution.
Aquino was diagnosed with cancer in March 24, 2008.
She died on August 1, 2009 at the age of 76 of colorectal cancer.
- Official website of Corazon Aquino – maintained by the Ninoy and Cory Aquino Foundation
- Time Woman of the Year: Corazon "Cory" Aquino Archived 2013-08-19 at the Wayback Machine
- President Cory's historic speech before the U.S. Congress
- NYTimes obituary
- President Aquino in Time Magazine's Year ender Archived 2009-12-22 at the Wayback Machine