August 07, 2009

People Power Lives On

There it was, weaving its way through the crowded city, a startingly simple truck carrying the simple coffin of a simple woman who in her own simple way succeeded in summoning the people's power to unite and fight to regain our country's freedom from dictatorship through peace and prayer.

Even the heavens seemed to be in mourning as the wet drizzles from the sky mingled with the yellow confetti showers falling from the skyscrapers of Makati. Everyone left their office buildings and sacrificed their lunch hour to wait outside for a glimpse of President Cory Aquino's casket.

She always had the gift of bringing together Filipinos from all walks of life, and there they all were... reuniting of their own free will, paying their respects, shedding tears for her, flashing the famous L sign for LABAN and reliving the moments of the 1986 EDSA revolution when we rallied to her cause and stopped soldiers and tanks with nothing but rosaries to shield us.

She strove so long and so hard for peace. Though the entire nation is saddened by her loss, our hearts are also rejoicing with the certainty that Tita Cory is now finally permanently at peace in the arms of the Lord together with her husband Ninoy.

Thank you. We will never forget you.


Tracy said...

Thank you for sharing this. It was nice learning more about her.


Irene said...

Thanks for dropping by, Tracy! Feel at home here. =)

Emma said...

Stunning photos. :)

Irene said...

Thanks, Emma! My photogapher husband took them. =)

Kris said...

Such a profound loss for your people, yet I am sure her legacy and message of peace will continue to live on in all Filipinos. If only all world leaders were so concerned with that message.

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