Thursday, March 04, 2010

The First Filipina President Who Ever Earned Respect

Aside from the Liberal Party and its staunch supporters, the rest of the country languidly celebrated the 24th anniversary of the EDSA Revolution a week ago. I can't really blame the weary public for exhibiting an obvious lack of enthusiasm when we were supposed to commemorate the day the Philippines gained back its so-called dignity with vigor like we used to. The sense of hope the Filipinos thought they had eventually proved to be some sort of lame joke in the face of blatant corruption. This awful truth makes stomachs churn.

Now, I'm not pro-Noynoy Aquino, but I revere his mother for the courage she exemplified when we madly hankered for a figure who would boldly defy a tyrant in dire need of some uprooting. We may not have found what we were looking for after we successfully jettisoned martial law, nonetheless, I believe the lady lived her life free of debauchery, and inspired men and women across the world to stand up in a time of intimidation.

Here's my own little tribute to Corazon Cojuangco-Aquino, a woman who once became a mother to an ailing state:

MOD Magazine, October 2009 (Click on the images to enlarge)


Scribbling Angel said...

Nice one, Katie.
Do check out my blog please. I left a little tag for you :-)

bingkee said...

Do you write for Mod magazine?

Kate said...

@scribbling angel: Thanks, for the interesting tag, Isa! Will work on it as soon as time permits. :-)
@bingkee: Hello, Bingkee! Yup, I'm a contributor. I used to be a part of their full-time staff.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

You are indeed a professional writer who wrote an article for the then President Corazon C. Aquino. Yes, she was a woman and a President we can all admire and thank for for bringing back democracy to our country and becoming a bulwark of democracy to our country together with the late Cardinal Sin. Since we are seeing the corruption and inordinate desire to cling to power by the present woman president, the character and moral fortitude of Cory stand the more erect in the firmament of our collective minds. Thanks for the post. God bless you all always.

MsRay said...

Inspiring post, Kate. Makes me want to shout to the world, "I'm proud to be Filipino!"