C Is For Corazon Aquino

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My earliest memory of this trailblazer was seeing a movie starring Gary Busey called, A Dangerous Life. It was a docudrama regarding the fall of the Marcos regime in The Philippines. This is when I learned about Corazon “Cory” Aquino.

  • Having taken a backseat to support her husband’s political career, she felt compelled to take up the mantle after his assassination upon his return to The Philippines;
  • When she ran for President of The Philippines, her opponents often mocked her as a “housewife”;
  • She was unsuccessful but because of the blatant accusations against the Marcos regime; she garnered support from every sector of society, including the military and the Catholic Church.
  • In 1986, she became the first female President of The Philippines and Time Magazine’s Woman of The Year.

A “housewife” stared down a dictator and led her country on the path to peace.

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