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Aug 1, 2009

A SAD DAY FOR FILIPINOS

Let's all pray for the repose of the soul of our Former President Corazon Aquino who died at 3:18 this morning.

A PRAYER FOR A HAPPY DEATH
Corazon Aquino

Almighty God, most merciful Father
You alone know the time
You alone know the hour
You alone know the moment
When I shall breathe my last.

So, remind me each day,
most loving Father
To be the best that I can be.
To be humble, to be kind,
To be patient, to be true.
To embrace what is good,
To reject what is evil,
To adore only You.

When the final moment does come
Let not my loved ones grieve for long.
Let them comfort each other
And let them know
how much happiness
They brought into my life.
Let them pray for me,
As I will continue to pray for them,
Hoping that they will always pray
for each other.

Let them know that they made possible
Whatever good I offered to our world.
And let them realize that our separation
Is just for a short while
As we prepare for our reunion in eternity.

Our Father in heaven,
You alone are my hope.
You alone are my salvation.
Thank you for your unconditional love, Amen.

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I was fortunate enough to have grown up during the time of Corazon Aquino's regime. I don't recall it being a very quiet time for the country, but I do remember it being more peaceful than the regime before it.

I don't personally know Tita Cory, the only time I had an inkling of her presence was back in first grade when during our Field Trip in Malacañang, our teachers told us to keep quiet because the President was sleeping in her room.

But I've always admired her. She was a very strong woman. Even in the face of death, she was unafraid. She faced the harshest of enemies, from a tyrannical dictator to unending coup attempts, even a couple of national calamities during her term and finally cancer. She braved them all with a straight face. Her only weapon, her faith.

I was browsing through the article written about her when she became Time's Woman of the Year, and I can't help but be astonished by what Cory, and her faith has achieved. A plain housewife who became a nation's commander-in-chief. As noted, I agree "Ninoy's destiny is to be assassinated, and hers is the presidency."

She is a great loss to the country. And today is a sad day for Filipinos indeed.

19 comments:

Boris said...

condolence to her :(

prinsesamusang said...

a peaceful death is always better than a suffering life. god rest her soul.

♥superjaid♥ said...

ngayon natapos ang paghihirap nya, at ang peaceful ng kanyang death..parang nakatulog lang..may she find he way back to our Father..

The Scud said...

may she rest in peace. she lived a long and fruitful life.

Kosa said...

amen.

Hi! I'm Grace said...

I didn't know about this news, Gillboard.I am shocked, although I knew she had some health issues.
Thanks for posting this anyway. Condolence to the Aquino family.

Random Student said...

horrific sa 'min. na'ang mag-brownout for a few seconds, sumigaw mga officemates ko: "Oo na! Mag-ye-yellow shirt kami this Monday!"

Badong said...

nasa magandang lugar na siya ngayon...

The Pope said...

Nakikidalamhati sa pamamaalam ng isang Ina ng Kalayaan, Kapayapaan at Pagkakaisa na naging instrumento upang mabuksan muli ang pintuan ng demokrasya para sa bawat Pilipino mula sa isang Diktatura.

Maraming salamat Tita Cory.

A-Z-E-L said...

"Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her."

Condolences to Filipino people.

DRAKE said...

tApos ba ang purpose nya sa mundong ito. Good for her, kasi di na nya mararanasan pa ang mga paghihirap sa mundong ito. Namatay sya ng may mataas na respeto ang mga Pilipino sa kanya!

Ingat

the donG said...

may she find peace. we will never forget her role in the EDSA revolution.

Mokong™ said...

Paalam sa tanging Ina ng ating kalayaan...

Life Moto said...

As one nation let us pray for her eternal rest. Her legacy will live forever. And let us pray that there will be someone to follow her footstep, for true peace and democracy to our country.

Thank you Ma'am President for your courage and bravery.

SEAQUEST said...

Isa lang cia sa nagpatunay na ang matapat na pananampalataya ang pinakamatibay ng sandigan ng bawat indibidwal, may she rest in peace....

Klet Makulet said...

Sad that we lost her this way. She touched a lot of people's lives. She will now rest in peace with the Father.

jayvie said...

paalam, tita cory.... =(

w.a.i.t. said...

Salamat for being an inspiring Leader and instilling hope and faith to our nation. You are trully going to be missed.

Raft3r said...

Her only weapon, her faith.

you forgot to mean her other weapon, Kris.

hehe

may she rest in peace