"Cory" became a household name after
the People Power otherwise known as the EDSA Revolution. She is the first and only lady president who was elected.
Hers, was a story so unique and extraordinary that only miracles could compare.
Cory was born on January 25, 1933 in Tarlac.
She completed her elementary education at the Saint Scholastica's College and high school at Notre Dame Convent Schools
in New York. She earned her degree, Bachelor of Arts in French and Mathematics at Mount Saint Vincent Convent, New York.
A year after she graduated, she married Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino, Jr.
As Ninoy started his climb towards politics,
Cory was always there to support her husband, at the same time, managing to raise their children.
It was on August 21, 1983, the day Ninoy was
assassinated at the tarmac that Cory was placed into the spotlight. She became the symbol of the people against the Marcos' regime.
She started to lead rallies, involved herself in politics by supporting opposition candidates and formed the conveyor group which
selects the candidate for the opposition.
However, the people had other ideas. They urged her
to run for president. No political ambitions of her own, she agreed to run but for two conditions: that Marcos declare snap elections
and that she be presented with one million signatures endorsing her as candidate for president. A Snap election was declared and Cory
was presented with more than one million signatures. With this, she run for president.
She campaigned from province to province. It was her
first direct political involvement. It was also the first time she run for an office in the government.
She was proclaimed winner by the people despite the opposite
declaration in Batasang Pambansa.
On February 22, 1986, the people's revolt began in Manila
as she continued the protest in Cebu.
On February 25, 1997, Corazon Aquino was officially proclaimed President of the Philippines by virtue of "people power".
During her administration, peaceful relationship with United
States and the rest of the world existed. She was responsible for the implementation of a 60-day cease-fire involving the MNLF and the organization
of vigilante groups in Metro Manila.
Her administration lasted for one term. She did not seek re-election,
instead, she gave her support to a candidate who was later proclaimed the next president,
Fidel V. Ramos.