Corazon "Cory" Aquino
AKA María Corazón Sumulong Cojuangco Aquino
- 1st Filipina President and Asia's 1st Female President (1986)
- 1st Filipina President of the 5th Republic of the Philippines (1986)
- 1st Filipina and 1st Woman to receive the J. William Fullbright Prize for International Understanding (1996)
- 11th President of the Republic of the Philippines
"Democracy in the end, is the best system for ordinary people. It is the only one that exalts them and unites them in peace across all the countries of the world."
"Saint of Democracy"
"Mother of Democracy"
DATE OF BIRTH
January 25, 1933
FATHER: Don Jose Cojuangco
MOTHER: Doña Demetria Sumulong
HUSBAND: Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino Jr.
CHILDREN: Benigno (Noynoy), Maria Elena, Aurora Corazon, Victoria Eliza, and Kristina Bernadette (Kris)
YEAR OF DEATH
August 1, 2009
USEFUL LINKSCorazon C. Aquino
1986: Corazon Aquino is Philippines president
Biography of Corazon C. Aquino
Corazon Aquino Speaks to Fullbrighters
Corazon Aquino, Philippines president, dead at 76
World condoles on Aquino's death