The triumphant all over the nation of Philippines have become a new era of new generation. People have started to march for the freedom of our nation. When our 10th President Ferdinand Marcos was still our president during his presidency at the height of all his power, he declared martial law in 1972 to prolong his presidency during his time up to the very end of martial law that was ended in 1981. It wasn’t the first time we have had a martial law in our country. In fact, a long time ago before we had World War I and World War II, we already have experienced our grandfathers and grandmothers in their time having a different era of 19th century.

 

Martial law was declared on August 30, 1896 when Governor General Ramon Blanco was ready to localize the rebellion. It was a tyranny for all of us. And yet, that time was very painful just to get up for our voices. Third president of our Philippines was Jose P. Laurel came in second in 1944. The martial was then to becoming effectively immediately on September 23, 1944. It was because the existence of state of the war back then. 3rd President Jose P. Laurel did all he can to prevent our Philippines away from danger. Then the crucial of our during time and third martial law was the 10th President Ferdinand Marcos. President Marcos did also the similar proclamations when it released during September 21, 1972 from the 3rd President Jose P. Laurel did exactly after 28 years. The tyranny didn’t last for President Marcos for almost 9 years to be exact. That year was the last year for lifting up when I was born in the same year of 1981.

 

Maria Corazon Sumulong Cojuangco was the sixth child of Jose Cojuangco when she have born on 25h of January 1933 in Panigui, Tarlac. She married Benigno Aquino Jr., son of the late Speaker Benigno Aquino Sr. and a grandson of General Sevillano Aquino. The couple have five children, four girls and one boy: Maria Elena, Aurora Corazon, Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III, Victoria Elisa and Kristina Bernadette or most known as Kris Aquino. Cory had difficulty living her life when she and her husband, Ninoy moved to Concepcion, Tarlac in 1955. Ninoy Aquino soon became the youngest governor in the country and eventually became the youngest senator ever elected in the Senate of the Philippines in 1967. During her husband’s political career, she remained as the plain housewife for her kids raising up well in Tarlac. The later, they moved to Quezon City. Then later, Ninoy Aquino was then touted as a strong candidate against Ferdinand Marcos to reelect in 1973 elections. Later, President Ferdinand Marcos declared martial law on September 21, 1972 on the day of Thursday. Marcos abolished the existing 1935 Constitution allowing him to remain in his office as the 10th president having 20 years already in the public office. No one in the Philippines became the longest president but only Ferdinand Marcos the only president who became the first president serving the country in 20 years.

 

Despite of Ninoy’s arrival in 21st of August, 1983 on the day of Sunday, the late Senator has been assassinated in the Manila International Airport and has been shot and died in the airport. Corazon Aquino returned to the Philippines from United States just a few days later when she heard her husband has been assassinated in the airport. She led her husband’s funeral procession with more then two million joining in the procession. Later the plain housewife of Ninoy Aquino became active and visible in many as much of various demonstrations during Marcos regime. Salvador Laurel has only convinced to run as the vice-president along with the plain housewife of Ninoy Aquino in November 1985 when President Marcos shocked the nation by announcing on the television that he will hold snap presidential elections in February 1986.

 

The snap election came and held in 7th of February 1986 on the day of Friday by President Marcos called. After weeks of tension and disputed election, Defense Minister Juan Ponce Enrile and General Fidel V. Ramos surprised and shocked the nation and the whole wide world when they announced cutting their alliance with the President Ferdinand Marcos. Enrile and Ramos believed Aquino was the real winner in the snap presidential election in February 22, 1986, the day of Saturday. Finally upon the distraction from Ferdinand Marcos, he realized he was driven out of the presidential elections when Corazon Aquino was formally and peacefully proclaimed as the new 11th president of the Philippines on 25th of February, 1986 of the day of Tuesday. It was the historic event of which has been known and remembered as the 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution.

 

11th President Corazon Cojuangco-Aquino reformed the economic management in 1986, and also have had to resolve with the agrarian reform. From her last two years in public office in up to 1992, she and her administration also faced the several calamities that hit in the country. Among one of the first calamity hit in the Philippines was the 1990 Luzon earthquake killing 1,600 people and the following year of 1991 was 1991 volcanic activity of the dormant volcano Mt. Pinatubo which was the predominant volcanoes that hit as the second largest terrestrial eruption of the 20th century. Then Fidel V. Ramos became the 12th president and successor to Corazon Aquino’s presidency when she left the public office on 30th of June 1992, the day of Tuesday. Since then, she returned in her normal life again as the housewife.

 

On 24th of March, 2008, Aquino’s family announced that Corazon has been diagnosed with colorectal cancer or simply as a colon cancer that hasn’t been studied in the country. Later, she died peacefully at the Makati Medical Center on 1st of August, 2009, on the Saturday morning around 3:18 am.

 

What I know about Maria Corazon Sumulong Cojuangco-Aquino is that she gives 100% serving as the 11th president in our nation for a change. The nation now today couldn’t be as happy we have. I believe that if Ninoy is still alive. He would done that for the sake of our Philippines, but it turned up as a historic event. I was five years old when President Aquino has proclaimed the 11th president when I was in United States with my family. And of course, I want to go back in the Philippines that time. The people power revolution really came from a dramatic event in the Philippines. If President Marcos didn’t declare the snap elections in November 1985, he would be old enough to die in the public office and it was really hard for any of one officer would replace from the public office. Anyway this article would mark as the remembrance for President Corazon Aquino tomorrow but I would to publish it today. It is 3 years of death anniversary already for we have to celebrate for our beloved 11th president of the Philippines.

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