To the world, she is the widow in yellow who toppled a dictatorship in a stirring show of People Power in 1986. To her native Philippines, she is the courageous president who single-mindedly restored the institutions of democracy. But to herself, Cory Aquino is a plain housewife who could not refuse her country's call to service.
Welcome to the
official Cory Aquino Website.
This section contains news and announcementd about events and activities which have been--or will be--undertaken
to honor the memory and to sustain the
legacy of Cory Aquino.
Born to a political family and later married to a popular politician, Corazon Cojuangco Aquino managed to lead a private life for half a century. After her husband was martyred in 1983, she became a public figure who would challenge a dictator and unexpectedly rise to her nation’s presidency. Even in death, she remains one of the world’s most beloved icons of democracy.
"Ours is a government that came to power borne on the shoulders of our people; we must, therefore, govern on the basis of that same people power." For six years, President Corazon C. Aquino tried to live up to these words by hewing close to the aspirations of the Filipino people. These efforts are chronicled in this series of official volumes.
Ever since she was thrust into the public limelight, Cory Aquino has tried to bridge her spiritual inclinations with the need to refine and share her insights on strengthening democratic institutions. In many of her speeches, she gave Prayer Power and People Power equal billing.
After stepping down from the presidency, she spent much of her private moments in personal prayer and in creative expression through painting.
Mrs. Aquino has remained active in helping nurture the fragile Philippine democracy that was restored during her presidency. Largely through the Benigno S. Aquino, Jr. Foundation (BSAF), she supported programs that promoted people empowerment, peace, human rights, and micro-enterprise development.
Named, among others, as “woman of the Year” by Time magazine in 1986 and “Filipino of the Century” by the
Philippines Free Press in 2000, and conferred over 20 honorary doctorates, Cory kept her feet firmly on the ground.
In her heart, credit for her many accolades belonged equally to her husband, to her people, and to her God.
In this section, we get to hear Cory
Aquino in her own words through videos
and transcripts of selected interviews that
were conducted during her presidency and after she stepped down from office.
Her responses to a wide range of
questions provide a deeper insight into
her unique character.
We invite the public to post reflections
and messages on how best to keep the memory and legacy of Tita Cory alive.
We also welcome recollections of close
encounters with her before, during and
after her presidency, as well as
personal tributes to her.
In her honor, let us all pray for the
Filipino people whom she served with
all her heart.