Wednesday, 22 July 2009

PGMA asks Filipinos to continue praying for former President Aquino

http://www.gov.ph/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2001193&Itemid=2

President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has requested continued prayers for the health and recovery of former president Corazon Aquino who is battling cancer.

Press Secretary Cerge M. Remonde said that President Arroyo and the Palace have been continuously praying for the health of the country’s former leader. Her recovery, he said, is always included in the prayers of the Chief Executive.

Remonde made the statement after the youngest daughter of the former president, Kris Aquino, informed media that the health of Mrs. Aquino has deteriorated since she was confined to the hospital.

The 76-year old former leader was diagnosed with colon cancer early last year and had undergone a series of chemotherapy sessions and surgery.

The Aquino family has requested the public to continue praying for the former president so that her pain may be lessened. It has also expressed gratitude for the outpouring of prayers and love for Mrs. Aquino who is currently confined at the Makati Medical Center.

The former president catapulted into power three years after her husband and opposition leader Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. was assassinated in 1983. Mrs. Aquino headed the historic people power movement that toppled late dictator Ferdinand Marcos in 1986. (PND)

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