Friday, July 31, 2009

Corazon Aquino, 1933-2009 -- News Updates And Commentaries

People Power's Philippine Saint: Corazon Aquino, 1933-2009 -- Time Magazine

The arc of Corazon Aquino's life lent itself to maxims, but two hard-nosed ones seem particularly worth pointing out. First, political sainthood is a gift from heaven with a Cinderella deadline — once past midnight, you are a pumpkin. Second, personal virtues are never a guarantee of effective or successful governance. What was truly shocking about Aquino's tumultuous six-year term as President of the Philippines was that those maxims proved untrue. Midnight always threatened Aquino but never struck; and she was a good woman whose goodness alone, at the very end, was what proved enough, if only by an iota, to save her country.

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More News On The Passing Of Corazon Aquino

Former Philippines president Aquino dead at 76 -- AP
Aquino, heroine of Philippine people power, dies -- Reuters
Philippines ex-leader Aquino dies -- BBC
Former Philippine president Aquino dies -- Financial Times
Corazon Aquino, Former Philippines President, Dead At 76 -- NPR
From housewife to People Power, Aquino kept the faith -- San Francisco Chronicle
Democracy hero Aquino dies, aged 76 -- The Australian
Philippine's people power leader Aquino dies -- ABC News (Australia)
Cory Aquino, Philippine democracy icon, dies at 76 -- Philippine Star
Corazon Aquino | 1933-2009 -- L.A. Times (Photos)

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