Philippines mourns democracy icon Corazon Aquino

 

 

 

MANILA, Philippines (AP) – Military honor guards carried former President Corazon Aquino’s flag-draped casket to a school gym Saturday for public viewing, as Filipinos mourned the beloved democracy icon who swept away a dictator and fought off seven coup attempts.

 

The accidental opposition leader — whose rise began only after her husband’s assassination — died before dawn in a hospital after a yearlong battle with colon cancer, which had spread to other organs and left her bedridden since late June, her only son, Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III, said. She was 76.

via Philippines mourns democracy icon Corazon Aquino – Yahoo! News.

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