STATEMENT OF MAKATI MAYOR AND UNITED OPPOSITION (UNO) PRESIDENT JEJOMAR C. BINAY ON THE PASSING OF FORMER PRESIDENT CORAZON AQUINO

PRESS RELEAS
AUGUST 1 2009
REF: JOEY SALGADO

STATEMENT OF MAKATI MAYOR AND UNITED OPPOSITION (UNO) PRESIDENT JEJOMAR C. BINAY ON THE PASSING OF FORMER PRESIDENT CORAZON AQUINO


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(Mayor Jojo Binay was the first local official appointed by former president Aquino immediately after the February 1986 EDSA Revolution)

I join the nation in mourning the passing of former president Corazon Aquino.

Cory Aquino was the personification of humility and selfless service, both as a public official and as private citizen.

Her faith in the Almighty steered her through the many trials that she faced. I have often wondered how she kept her composure even in the most trying moments. I now believe her quiet fortitude came from her unshakeable belief in God, her belief that He does not give us trials that we cannot bear.

Cory Aquino provided us with the leadership we needed during those crucial years of rebuilding our democracy. She was with us even when she was plain citizen Cory, joining the ranks of nameless, faceless Filipinos each time democracy and truth came under threat from the forces of tyranny.

She was and will always be Cory Aquino, the mother of the nation and the shining example of national leadership that we sorely need today.

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