Photo by Benjie Cuaresma

MANILA – Family and friends of the late former President Cory Aquino gathered to mark the 14th anniversary of her passing with heartfelt offerings of flowers and prayers at her gravesite in Paranaque City on Wednesday (August 2, 2023).

In a solemn event held at Manila Memorial Park, daughters Ballsy Aquino-Cruz and Viel Aquino-Dee, accompanied by close friends and steadfast supporters of the esteemed late President Corazon “Cory” Aquino, came together to pay tribute on the occasion of her 14th death anniversary.

Corazon “Cory” Sumulong Cojuangco-Aquino, who led as the 11th President of the Philippines from 1986 to 1992, was born on January 25, 1933, in the province of Tarlac.

Cory’s ascent to power was underscored by the tragic assassination of her husband, Benigno Aquino, upon his return in August of 1983.

Known affectionately as “Cory,” she emerged from a distinguished and affluent political lineage hailing from the northern region of Tarlac Province.

Tragically, Cory Aquino passed away at the age of 76 on August 1, 2009, due to cardiorespiratory arrest stemming from complications related to colorectal issues. Her final moments occurred at the Makati Medical Center in Makati City.

(Benjamin Cuaresma/ai/mnm)