Saturday, 1 August 2009

Nation mourns passing away of Pres. Cory Aquino

THE WHOLE FILIPINO NATION PRAYS FOR THE REPOSE OF THE SOUL OF PRESIDENT CORY AQUINO, WORLD ICON OF DEMOCRACY, WITH HEARTFELT THANKS.



Part II: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4gWe6KkFX4

Part III: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vn0ZbsEUUrg

Arroyo condoles with Aquinos
Week of national mourning set

Inquirer
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/breakingnews/nation/view/20090801-218238/Arroyo-condoles-with-Aquinos

MANILA, Philippines -- President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has expressed her condolences to the family of former President Corazon Aquino who passed away early Saturday, Arroyo's press secretary said.

The President is set to declare a week of national mourning, said Press Secretary Cerge Remonde in a live phone patch from the US where he is accompanying Arroyo who is on official visit there.

Remonde said the President could cut short her trip but that they were going to discuss the matter when they get to New York, their next stop after Washington D.C. where she met President Barack Obama at the White House.

Arroyo is expected to be back in Manila on August 5.

Remonde also said that under the law, all presidents were entitled to a state funeral but added that this would be subject to the family's approval.

Aquino, who was battling colon cancer for about two years, died at 3:18 a.m. of cardio-respiratory arrest, after being confined at the Makati Medical Center for more than a month due to loss of appetite.

Her legacy was the restoration of democracy and its institutions in the country when she led a bloodless, military-backed people power revolt in 1986 that toppled the dictatorship of then President Ferdinand Marcos.

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