Wednesday, August 5, 2009 at 4:53 PM |
I promised myself not to post a blog regarding the death of the late President Corazon C. Aquino because death might bring bad luck to this blog. But today, I broke my promise. I personally think that something about Tita Cory is really worth the space here and my time.

I was one of those who lined up last Sunday along Ortigas Avenue to pay my last respect along with many others in La Salle Greenhills. My HS buddies, Au and Emman joined me. It took us more that 3 hours and we did not mind. Wala yung hirap at inip namin sa pila kumpara sa mga naging sakripisyo ni Mrs. Aquino.

Today, I went out and waited for hours to witness the funeral march of Cory Aquino. Kaye, Agie and I were reluctant to get out because it was raining, but I told myself, magpakita lang kahit sandali ang araw, pupunta ako sa Osmena Highway. And sometime in the morning, sumilip ang araw. After witnessing the funeral mass, we hurriedly prepared ourselves and in 15 mins, we were in Zobel Roxas cor. South Super Highway. There were lots of people and as we patiently waited, mas dumadami ang mga tao. It rained hard but we stood there along with many others. And when convoy of Tita Cory finally passed, people clapped their hands and cheered. Some chanted CORY AQUINO BAYANING TOTOO, others tearfully sang Bayan Ko. I saw my sister Kaye wiping her tears.

Harry Emerson Fosdick, an American clergyman once said that "Democracy is based upon the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people." President Corazon C. Aquino was one great testament to this. She was an ordinary woman, a plain housewife and mother, with an extraordinary faith, fortitude and courage who was able to steer democracy towards its continuous emergence as a permanent way of life in this country.

I am proud I was there. I am proud that I was able to say Thank you to Tita Cory for inspiring me to pray harder. Thank you for the Democracy and thank you for believing in the goodness and greatness of your people. Thank you because just like others, you made me a proud Filipino once again.

I promise you that the Cory magic will stay in my heart forever.

Images here.
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