Salvador h laurel was cory aquino's vice-president and running mate in the 1986 snap elections laurel wrote aquino on august 13, 1988 to signify his intention to leave her administration. Manila, philippines (ap) - former president corazon aquino, who swept away a dictator with a people power revolt and then sustained democracy by fighting off seven coup attempts in six years. Corazon aquino, self: a rustling of leaves: inside the philippine revolution corazon aquino was born on january 25, 1933 in tarlac, luzon, philippines as maría corazón sumulong cojuangco. Cory aquino was the democratically elected president of the philippines following the marcos scandals of the 1980s she presided over the clean up of the graft and corruption that characterized. Former president benigno aquino iii hugs his nephew joshua aquino after saying a prayer in honor of the late president corazon aquino and former senator ninoy aquino at the manila memorial park in paranaque, wednesday.
Corazon aquino was the 11th president (and first female president) of the philippines she restored democracy after the long dictatorship of ferdinand marcos maria corazon aquino was born january. Maria corazon cojuangco aquino was the eleventh and first woman president of the philippines she was born on january 25, 1933 in manila, the sixth of the eight. Cory aquino's other legacies are leaving the country with a power shortage, which continues to hound us to this day, and the reintroduction of the notorious pork barrel scheme, which had been abolished under marcos.
Corazon aquino talked of what women leaders can do to make a difference in society she talked of selfless love for and service to the people, of total dedication to a higher cause, of unshakable. Philippine president he was president of the philippines from 1986 to 1992 she was the first woman president of the philippines and the first woman to hold the office of president of any country in asia born maria corazon cojuangco, the sixth of eight children of a wealthy family living in tarlac. Corazon aquino became actively involved with politics, as her husband, benigno, was a popular critic of the marcos dictatorship in the philippines marcos imprisoned benigno for his oppositional work, and had agreed to free him if they left the philippines.
Corazon cojuangco aquino, universally and affectionally known as cory grew up in a famous and one of the richest clans in the philippines, the powerful cojuangcos of tarlac province she was born on january 25, 1933. Corazon aquino was a filipino politician who served as the country's president from 1986 to 1992 childhood and early life aquino was born as maria corazon sumulongcojuangco on 25 january 1933. Biography of corazon aquino, who went from shy housewife to leader of the people power movement and first female president of the philippines. Corazon aquino, who has died aged 76, emerged from obscurity to topple ferdinand marcos and become president of the philippines.
President corazon aquino c front poses with members of her cabinet after their cory aquino essential former president cory aquino and senator miriam defensor photo. Cory aquino had no political ambitions of her own until her husband senator benigno aquino was assassinated in 1983 almost instantly, she became a unifying force against the autocratic president. To the dismay of the soldier who was driving corazon aquino to her swearing-in ceremony in 1986, the housewife who would be president insisted on stop.
Roces initiated the cory aquino for president movement to gather one million signatures in one week for cory to run as president aquino was reluctant at first to run for presidency, despite pleas that she was the one candidate who could unite the opposition against marcos. The new philippines president corazon aquino is sworn in today, bringing to an end 20 years of dictatorship under ferdinand marcos. Corazon aquino aka maria corazon cojuangco born: 25-jan-1933 birthplace: manila, philippines died: 1-aug-2009 location of death: manila, philippines cause of death: cancer - colon.