Binay pays tribute to Cory as nation’s ‘beacon’

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A PhilPost personnel shows off scented stamps featuring the paintings of democracy icon and former President Cory Aquino on Tuesday. The stamps would be the first in the Philippines to have a  rose scent. Photo by Edwin Muli

A PhilPost personnel shows off scented stamps featuring the paintings of democracy icon and former President Cory Aquino on Tuesday. The stamps would be the first in the Philippines to have a
rose scent. Photo by Edwin Muli

Vice President Jejomar Binay on Thursday joined the Aquino family in remembering the late former President Corazon Aquino whom he described as the “shining beacon of Philippine democracy.”

The former president succumbed to colon cancer on August 1, 2009.

In a statement, the Vice President cited the late President’s legacy as a “democracy won through the bravery and sacrifice of countless Filipinos and fiercely protected from vested interests by undying faith and allegiance to the Constitution.”

“We join President Benigno Aquino 3rd, the entire Aquino family and the Filipino people in remembering the life and legacy of President Corazon Aquino,” he said.


Binay added that President Cory, as she was fondly called, was the nation’s “beacon” for showing the strength of the public’s will to regain its freedom from the suffocating martial law regime, and “pointed us to the path of democratic rule.”

By example, President Cory also reminded Filipinos of the “value of humility, the importance of respecting the supremacy of the Constitution and the rewards of unflinching faith in the wisdom of the Almighty,” he said.

The former president, according to Binay, is an inspiration for him and the public to be better Filipinos and better servants of the people.

To mark Cory’s death anniversary, the Aquino family is expected to hold a simple
Mass before her grave at the Manila Memorial Park in Paranaque City (Metro Manila).

President Cory led the People Power revolt in February 1986, which was triggered by the death of her husband, the late former senator Benigno Aquino Jr.

To mark her fifth death anniversary, the Philippine Postal Corp. will issue stamps that feature paintings of President Cory.

The scented stamps, a first in Philippine postal history, come in four designs and in P25 denominations.

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  1. Of course, Jojo Binay will praise Cory Aquino to high heavens, even declare her a saint if he must. Everyone knows that Cory made him what he is today, a multi-millionaire. Fact is all the Binay’s must also idolize Cory because all of them became rich because of the lady “icon.” He, he.

  2. Binay is courting the yellow crowd. Why? Para hindi siya dayain sa susunod na eleksyon !!! He wants their support for his Presidential ambitions. He is probably trying to convince the yellow crowd that he is a better bet than Mar Roxas. He is also trying to tell the Yellows that he is no different from them ideologically (and corrupt practices). This guy is really subtle and cunning and he is probably going to be the next President. But he is no different from the past ones who were all corrupt (including his Tita Cory).

    Everyone must remember that Cory promised land reform when she ran for President. When she became President she forgot the promise. The first thing she announced as president was that she was going to honor all the debts of her predecessor (i.e, Marcos). All 36 Billion Dollars (in 1986) !!! Debts that we do not know what happened to. There was never any accounting. Then instead of parceling out HL to farmer beneficiaries she coerced the farmers to accept the unfair SDO scheme. And one more thing, she also whitewashed the investigation on the Mendiola Massacre in 1987 !!!

    That is Tita Cory for you !!!