Cory Aquino as Friend, Mother, and President

by • July 31, 2010 • News and UpdatesComments Off1627

Family and friends of the late president Corazon “Cory” Aquino gathered at La Salle Greenhills (LSGH) Sunday to commemorate her first death anniversary.

Most of those who came wore yellow, Aquino’s signature color.

At the same time, President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino, with sisters Ballsy, Pinky, Viel, and Kris, unveiled a historical marker near the Namfrel Operation Quick Count board containing the 1986 snap elections tally. The said poll spurred the first People Power.

It was also in LSGH where thousands of Filipinos flocked to attend the former president’s wake after she succumbed to colon cancer August 1 last year.

A video presentation in honor of the late president was shown. Its message read: “She may have passed on but her legacy lives on.”

Rapa Lopa, nephew of the late president, said in his speech that his “Auntie Cory” was a “shining example of moral governance.”

Cory’s People Power People Movement was also relaunched, with “seed people” including CNN Hero of the Year Efren Penaflorida.

Over a dozen priests, led by Bishop Socrates Villegas, also held a Mass for Aquino’s death anniversary.

Apart from the Aquino family, also seen were Vice President Jejomar Binay and his family, the president’s Cabinet members, and his girlfriend Shalani Soledad.

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