I guess I am the last person in Makati to know that the former president of the Philippines, Corazon C. Aquino died Saturday 3am of August 1, 2009. I was watching a show in GMA 7 last night when a flash report was shown with Jessica Sojo interviewing the youngest daughter of Tita Cory, Kris Aquino-Yap. I was shocked and I guess I was more affected than when I heard of the death of Michael Jackson. She has greater influenced I guess in my growing years. I was 10 yrs old when she became the president of the Philippines and with her as the highlight I have learned what Freedom meant and how powerful prayer is when people unite together to pray. I am really at a lost for words right now and I do feel a deep sadness for her death.
I remember when I was in 5th grade we have this annual foundation day celebration at school and every level will perform a field demonstration. Ours was about the EDSA Revolution and we danced to the tune “Tie a Yellow Ribbon” which we won. Yellow is the signature color of Tita Cory which represents freedom, friendship and happiness. I guess in every person these are what we constantly struggle to attain in every stage in our life or in every new circumstance that we need to overcome. Freedom & Happiness. It is never really out of reach it rests within waiting to rouse at your call. So tie a yellow ribbon not just on an old oak tree but anywhere where the sunshine’s rays will fall and where Tita Cory can see the overflowing gratefulness of the Filipino people for her.
Farewell Tita Cory you will be missed.