Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Along Ayala Avenue

Cory's battle for democracy succeeded 13 years ago and her battle for her own life began when her colon cancer was detected. She was once dubbed as the "Woman of the Year" by Times Magazine where her story of being a plain housewife turned into a woman led the Philippines to freedom from dictatorship was discussed, which definitely justified while she was honored in such way.

August 1, 2009... The Filipinos were shocked by the news telling that former President Cory Aquino passed away. Her "happy death" affected a lot of Filipinos and even the people from the other countries because Cory definitely embodies a woman of strength, a woman of courage, and certainly worthy to be dubbed now as the "Mother of Democracy".

The photos below were taken along Ayala Avenue, last August 3 when her remains were paraded from LaSalle Greenhills. Confetti were all over the place, yellow (her iconic color) dominated the street, the cry for her name echoed -- the whole scene made me cry. For the first time in my life, I felt how sad it was to lost a leader who once fought for our country.

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