Aquino, Corazon

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Corazon Aquino
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Name
Aquino, Corazon Gender: F
born on 25 January 1933 at 04:00 (= 04:00 AM )
Place Malate, Philippines, 14n34, 120e59
Timezone AWDT h9e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Bio/autobiography
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 04°22' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 18°38 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 14°44'



Biography

Filipino aristocracy, from a wealthy family background. She was educated in convent schools and she became the devoted wife of an ambitious journalist and aspiring politician. A homemaker, she enjoyed cooking pasta, playing games with her children and cultivating her garden. Devout, modest, shy and conservative, she has remarked that her happiest times were the three years of exile in Newton, Massachusetts where she lived a simple life outside of the political eye.

At the Far Eastern University in 1953, Corazon began dating Benigno Aquino, a wealthy and promising young man. She dropped out of her legal studies after one semester and they married on 10/11/1954, five kids. For the better part of three decades, she lived contentedly in the shadow of her husband.

By the early '70s, Aquino seemed a sure bet for the presidency, succeeding Marcos whose final term was ready to expire in 1973. Marcos had different ideas. In 1972 he declared martial law. His first political prisoner was Ninoy Acqino, who remained in prison for more than seven years.

Adversity forced Cory out of the house and into worldly matters. She had to get involved in the family sugar business and take over political obligations, becoming her husband's ambassador at large. Their conjugal visits at his prison were nerve-racking. She would carry a large towel and tape to cover the closed circuit TV camera and they whispered because of electronic listening devices.

In 1980, Aquino was permitted to go to Boston for heart surgery. For the next three years he had a research fellowship at Harvard. When he returned home on 8/21/1983, he was shot in the head as he left the aircraft. Cory pledged to continue his work.

In November 1986, Cory found herself under tremendous pressure to run against Marcos, and with popular support broke the dictatorship to became President. At first her inexperience showed in naive statements and uninspired public speaking. Gradually she gained strength, fired by the enthusiastic crowds that greeted her everywhere. Cory Aquino has changed history, and history has changed her as well.

The popular leader was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2008. She died August 1, 2009 at 3:18 AM local time in Manila, age 76, according to her son as quoted in news reports..

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

Events

  • Relationship : Marriage 11 October 1954 (Benigno Aquino)
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  • Health : Medical diagnosis 2008 (Colon cancer)
  • Death by Disease 1 August 2009 at 03:18 AM in Manila, Philippines (Cardiac-respiratory arrest and colon cancer, age 76)
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Source Notes

Serafin Lanot from biog and kin

Categories

  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer
  • Family : Childhood : Advantaged (Filipino aristocracy)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (29 years)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted (Ninoy Aquino)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One, lasting)
  • Family : Relationship : Widowed (1983)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Five)
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease
  • Vocation : Politics : Heads of state (President)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession
  • Notable : Book Collection : Profiles Of Women

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