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Corazon Aquino
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Corazon Aquino


: 25 January 1933


: Aquarius


: 01 August 2009


: 76 years


  • Maria Corazon "Cory" Sumulong Cojuangco-Aquino, popularly known as Cory Aquino, was a Filipina politician who served as the 11th President of the Philippines, the first woman to hold that office and the first female president in Asia
When was Corazon Aquino born?25 January 1933
When did Corazon Aquino die? / Died01 August 2009
How many years did Corazon Aquino live? / Lived76 years
Zodiac sign:Aquarius

 Corazon Aquino facts

  • Aquino was the most prominent figure of the 1986 People Power Revolution, which toppled the 21-year authoritarian rule of President Ferdinand E
  • Marcos and restored democracy to the Philippines
  • She was named Time magazine's "Woman of the Year" in 1986
  • Prior to this, she had not held any other elective office
  • A self-proclaimed "plain housewife", she was married to Senator Benigno Aquino, Jr
  • , the staunchest critic of President Marcos
  • She emerged as leader of the opposition after her husband was assassinated on August 21, 1983 upon returning to the Philippines from exile in the United States
  • In late 1985, Marcos called for snap elections, and Aquino ran for president with former senator Salvador Laurel as her Vice-President
  • After the elections were held on February 7, 1986, the Batasang Pambansa proclaimed Marcos and his running mate, Arturo Tolentino, as the winners amidst allegations of electoral fraud, with Aquino calling for massive civil disobedience actions
  • Defections from the Armed Forces and the support of the local Catholic hierarchy led to the People Power Revolution that ousted Marcos and secured Aquino's accession on February 25, 1986
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