• Aquino, siblings mark Cory’s 83rd birthday

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    President Benigno Aquino 3rd commemorated the 83rd birth anniversary of his mother, the late former president Corazon Aquino, with Mass at her tomb at Manila Memorial Park in Paranaque City (Metro Manila), Malacañang said on Monday.

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    Presidential Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said President Aquino, along with his sisters, heard the Mass.

    “In commemoration of President Corazon Aquino’s 83rd birth anniversary, her family offered Mass at her tomb at Manila Memorial Park at noon [Sunday],” Coloma told reporters.

    “A Mass will also be offered at 5:30 p.m. [Monday] at the chapel in Rockwell Power Plant 5th floor” in Makati City, he said.

    Mrs. Aquino succumbed to cardio-pulmonary arrest on August 1, 2009 after a year of battle against colon cancer.

    In a statement, Coloma said “the Filipino nation pays homage to the memory of President Corazon Aquino,” whom he recalled “took on the leadership of the movement to restore democracy after the assassination of [her husband]Sen. Benigno S. Aquino Jr. in 1983.”

    Mrs. Aquino “became President in the aftermath of the triumph of the EDSA People Power revolution following the failed snap elections in February 1986,” he noted.

    “As President, she moved decisively to restore and rebuild the democratic institutions that had been dismantled during the regime of the dictatorship since the imposition of martial rule in September 1972,” Coloma said.

    He cited Mrs. Aquino for her “steadfast dedication and commitment to democracy,” which was “highlighted by the conduct of credible elections and the peaceful handover of power to a new President [Fidel V. Ramos] in June 1992.”

    Coloma, who briefly served as Presidential Management Staff head during the Corazon Aquino administration, described his former boss as an “effective leader,” from whom he “learned lots of lessons and good examples.”

    Mrs. Aquino became Philippine President in the aftermath of the triumph of the EDSA People Power revolution as a result of the failed snap elections in February 1986.

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    1. God bless Aquino family. God bless Philippines. And I pray that all government own hospitals in Q.C. and Manila will go back from being 100% government and not become semi private hospitals. and that they should monitor the municipal traffic enforcers and some mmda enforcers sabotaging the traffic alternate route to cause chaos as early as 6:00 am (monitor overpass bridges of c5 and alternate route being block by container trucks and by luxury cars in flat tires to engine trouble and not being towed for hours.) the president should be terminating head of government district and agency that collect revenues for they are also part of sabotage plan to destabilize the government. They are deliberately staging computer malfunction or computer down red tape. Government employees of Lto, Bir, customs, of pass regime who have been brought to court also should all be terminated for they are still enjoying corruption activities in government. Also for abad to step down for continually giving wrong advise to pnoy regarding the compensation package of government agencies. It’s very damaging to the administration and the future of matuwid na daan. They keep forgetting that the government is of the people by the people and for the people. Having the world record of being the best government in the Philippines is great for those who will read history but the ordinary government employees and workers and their families who is in debt and suffering will not read and appreciate the blunders that abad is doing persecuting the majority of people who is and have been supporting the president up to this point. There is still a few months left. Government employees should be properly compensated and not deducted. People do know that the increase being implemented came from gloria macapagals term and nothing from pnoy. government employees will gladly response to the plead of pnoy for the matuwid na daan to continue if abad will be relieve and new law to increase additional compensation will greatly be appreciated and will be a very well be a strategic move to gain the support of the majority government employees and their families and kin nationwide. Monitoring the voice of the people is truly saying we are the Boss and not merely in words. The cry of the ordinary citizen is weary and is thirsty for a bloody revenge that’s the reason they will be voting for even the odd atheist candidate who can promise prompt reform and civil prosperity.
      There is still time to convince the nation for the right Godly tuwid na daan candidate to be elected if only they will truly heed the voice of the people.
      Our Great president Corazon Aquino said that she will regret if she knew that she could do more than for the people but fail. She did as much as she could do and we are all thankful. The late senator Benigno Aquino said the Filipinos are worth dying for and we are all in debt for the Sacrifice and we honor Him as one of our dearest Hero. we are now praying that as we celebrate the 83 birthday of our dear beloved president Corazon Aquino that we will all also remember their Son president Benigno Aquino who took heed and heard the cry of the majority of Filipino people to give welfare and not pride of accomplishment and won back back our LOVE and RESPECT and follow His words for a continuation of a MATUWID NA DAAN. We need a Leader that will continue to guide us liked our Beloved President Corazon Aquino have done that did not last until her term but continually guide us until her last breath. So now we appeal to you our President as an Aquino we plead to you to win back the people! Guide us as an Aquino. Election is coming we need your support as you need ours. Please take heed to the voice of the people.
      God bless you and your Family.