Wednesday, August 5, 2009

There's one "stupendous" (a more delicate way of saying stupid!) dude who said that he never did not like Cory Aquino because the forex rate from Philippine peso to US$ went up from 8 Php to 20 Php. It was hard explaining to a person like that the value of peso then was masked and faked so as to give the Filipinos a false sense of financial security during the Martial Law regime. Yes! I voted for Cory during the 1986 snap election. Of course Cory was not your typical-political-presidentiable. She was a housewife and a mother, a widow even, when a million Filipinos petitioned her to run against Ferdinand Marcos in 1986. She won by a landslide as the Filipinos watched over the polls to prevent the administration from cheating. EDSA I happened. Democracy, as we know it, was restored.

How do you pay tribute to a woman who has suffered a lot all for the sake and love of her country? There is thousand and one ways to do it. I opted to go to Intramuros last night to pay my respects to Madame Cory Aquino. I was drenched to the bones due to heavy rains in my quest to pay my final respects to Cory Aquino. Alas, the chaotic-uber long queues prevented me from viewing the remains of Pres. Cory Aquino. As Filipinos here and abroad watch the final rites and funeral procession of Pres. Aquino on television, let it be known and said: Paalam... Cory Aquino. Isa kang karangalan ng bansang Pilipinas.

desperateblogger caught in the rain under
her yellow umbrella

Posted by desperateblogger On 8/05/2009 12:03:00 PM 8 comments


  1. Ahh atleast you went all through the hassle to go there. It is the effort that counts.

    Goodbye Madame President!

  2. wow mom pati umbrella yellow din.

  3. The heavy rain may have prevented you to be like one of those who were able to view her, but you made an effort to. The fact that you tried is surely enough.

    The Philippines indeed lost one great gift!

    I can only watch the you tube clips and i'm bawling my eyes out! I was deeply moved by Mel Mamaril's story! Coming from a simple guy made it more meaningful.


  4. sayang, you weren't able to see. at least you tried. btw, galing ng shot. pero talagang nakapamewang ka pa talaga =)

  5. @ jade: yah, i think the effort counts.

    @ domjullian: syempre! pati nga inside shirt ko yellow. pati car ko may yellow ribbon1 cory! cory!

    @ sheng: ay nako, namaga mata ko ka iiyak just watching the tv coverage.

    @ cherry: e pano naman basang-basa na ko nyan. i was telling daughter # 2 to contact cory's niece who is d2's friend para makapasok agad kami e ayaw nya kasi hassle daw yon!

  6. I just followed everything online...wala ako TFC eh. Buti ka pa you're able to somehow 'be there'. What a year it has been so far...

    Hopefully, magising ulit ang masa and fight for what's right...


  7. i tried to wait for the funeral procession but it took a long time for the procession to travel from manila cathedral to cash & carry makati where i was waiting. said a simple prayer na lang for the president.

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  8. oh yes, I was wide awake until the wee hours of the morning here(afternoon there). I drifted at about 3:00 a.m. only to wake up again at 5:00 and turned on the TV to see if the funeral was over. hindi pa rin. syempre, natulog ulit ako, then woke up at 7:00 a.m. quickly grabbing the TV remote by my bedside table. hindi pa rin tapos ang rites. I was tired and sleepless but it was all worth it, witnessing everything on TV. I felt parang nandon din ako.

    it didn't help with my condition watching Kris Aquino crying her heart out on TV, lalo akong nalungkot.

    I have been down lately as my Mom have been on hemo dialysis since end of June.
    parang self inflicted renal failure kasi nawala ang appetite niya(nagbakasyon ang cook) and she has not been eating good for two weeks while taking her arsenal of medications. yung kidney ang bumigay. buti nga naagapan or else, nawalan na naman kami eh my Dad's 1st year death anniv was just last July 28.


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