Corazon Aquino

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Corazon Aquino
Corazon Aquino 1986.jpg
Corazon Aquino in 1986
11th President of the Philippines
2nd President of the Fourth Republic
1st President of the Fifth Republic
In office
February 25, 1986 – June 30, 1992
Prime MinisterSalvador Laurel
Vice PresidentSalvador Laurel
Preceded byFerdinand Marcos
Succeeded byFidel V. Ramos
Personal details
BornMaria Corazon Sumulong Cojuangco
(1933-01-25)January 25, 1933
Paniqui, Tarlac, Philippines
DiedAugust 1, 2009(2009-08-01) (aged 76)
Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines
Resting placeManila Memorial Park, Parañaque, Metro Manila, Philippines
Political partyLiberal Party
UNIDO
PDP-Laban
Spouse(s)Benigno S. Aquino, Jr.
(1954-1983)
RelationsMaria 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 materSt. Scholastica's College, College of Mount Saint Vincent, New York
Far Eastern University
ProfessionPolitician
ReligionRoman Catholicism
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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.

Her husband was Benigno Aquino, Jr., a Filipino senator. She is the mother of Benigno Aquino III, the previous President of the Philippines.

Early life[change | change source]

She was born on January 25, 1933.

Later years[change | change source]

Aquino was diagnosed with cancer in March 24, 2008.

She died on August 1, 2009 at the age of 76 of colorectal cancer.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Ager, Maila (1 August 2009). "Cory Aquino dies". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 16 March 2013.

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