Corazon 'Tita Cory' Aquino


Corazon Cojuangco Aquino (1933 - 2009)Picture of Filipina president Cory Aquino

President of the Philippines from 1986 to 1992. Ninoy Aquino’s widow fondly known as Cory to Filipinos.


With Salvador Laurel as running mate, she led the opposition that overthrew the authoritarian government of Marcos, who went into exile after the successful People’s Power revolution of 1986. She first established a revolutionary government under the Freedom Constitution, later replaced by the Constitution of 1987, which served as the basis for reestablishing democracy in the Philippines.


TRIVIA

Associated with the color yellow and the Laban sign (formed by extending the index finger and thumb). "Tita Cory" means "Auntie Cory," as she is familarly referred to.


Daughter Kris Aquino works as an actress and talk-show host in the Philippines. Kris co-hosted an episode of the American game show Deal or No Deal with Howie Mandel. She has also admitted to contracting an STD (sexually transmitted disease) and became the first presidential child to publicly do so.


Cory Aquino Quotes:


"I was very privileged and really blessed with so many material and spiritual gifts that I should give back."


"I'd like to be known as woman of faith, somebody who believed in God and who believed in her people."
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