Sunday, August 2, 2009

My World#34 Goodbye and Thank You, Tita Cory

We lost our beloved former president Corazon "Cory" C. Aquino this Saturday from her battle against cancer. Tita Cory as she is fondly called by Filipinos became the symbol of democracy for Filipinos and the rallying voice against the Marcos regime that culminated in the People Power revolution last 1986. She helped unite the Filipino people and steadfastly veered the Philippine nation towards democracy, freedom and even painful recovery from the aftermath of the years of Marcos dictatorship. She remained humble, well-respected and well-loved even after she finished her term of office.

Yellow is the favorite color of former president Aquino and it was also the color for the People Power Revolution.

So, I am posting these pictures of yellow trees I took by the roadside in Malaybalay City, Bukidnon. She would have loved the sight of these trees. The trees stood out from afar because of their radiantly striking color and their uncommon sight in the area. When I saw these trees, I instantly belted out the song "Oh tie a yellow ribbon round the old oak tree...". The said song was extensively used during her presidential campaign.

When she was confined in the hospital due to her illness last month, people started tying yellow ribbons (as what happened during her presidential campaign) everywhere but this time, it was for calls of prayer for Cory's speedy recovery. Sadly, the first lady president of the Philippines died just this Saturday, August 1.

To Tita Cory: Thank you for the freedom and democracy that you fought for unwaveringly. Thank you for believing in the Filipino. May you rest in peace.

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arabesque August 3, 2009 at 3:50 AM  

she will always be in our hearts...

thnx for droppin by my blog

Reader Wil August 3, 2009 at 7:00 AM  

Your post is a wonderful and great tribute to Corazon Aquino. She was a great lady.

Photo Cache August 3, 2009 at 1:34 PM  

I had a similar post for today. She was a good woman/person.

Barb August 3, 2009 at 1:36 PM  

The golden trees are a fitting tribute - very lovely against the blue of the sky.

The Good Life in Virginia August 3, 2009 at 1:37 PM  

lovely post...and yes, she was a champion of the people of her country. not an easy task after all the many years of the marcos regime.

Swarna August 3, 2009 at 1:48 PM  

Another wonderful tribute.

Sylvia K August 3, 2009 at 3:44 PM  

She surely was a great leader to be much admired and now greatly missed! This is a beautiful post and tribute to Aquino.


Indrani August 3, 2009 at 8:18 PM  

Great Tribute!
I did about this in papers and felt quite pleased to see you blog on this and express your feelings thus.

Ebie August 3, 2009 at 8:59 PM  

Such a loving tribute and her memory will live on..

Arija August 3, 2009 at 11:06 PM  

A sad day indeed and a lovely tribute to a strong and persevering woman.

Jenn August 4, 2009 at 1:36 AM  

Lovely yellow tree and a fitting tribute indeed. Goodbye my President.

LadyFi August 4, 2009 at 1:44 AM  

What a lovely tribute.

Marju August 6, 2009 at 9:19 AM  

Beautiful trees, beautiful colors!

sandy August 8, 2009 at 5:14 AM  

What a beautiful post, a memorial to be proud of. I've seen so many posts about her that are heart warming.

The tree photo is awesome, I love big trees anyway and this is very striking.

My mother recently passed, her favorite color was yellow also. She always told me yellow is a color for happy people, knowing that makes me smile.

Thanks for your visit, hope you'll be a frequent visitor.

I wish the country and it's people's the very best in her absence.


Postcards from Wildwood August 11, 2009 at 1:16 AM  

That's a beautiful tribute, and lovely yellow trees.

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