by Red M. Reyes
Cory's Examples tell us that there is still a bright
future for our country.
Many Filipinos were touched on President Corazon Aquino's
last interview when she said “She is proud to be a Filipino
and she thank God for making her become one of us.”
More than an ICON of Democracy, Cory led the country
with selfless love and sincerity in serving. While holding
the highest office of the land, she could have made
herself far richer like many traditional and corrupt politicians
and held on to power. BUT she chose to live simply,
with not a single moment of entertaining the idea of
enriching herself with money and influence.
Cory Aquino was, before she became president,
an ordinary housewife. But above all, she was a widowed
mother, living in a home wherein her time, love and devotion
to all her children cannot be compromised. However,
the Call of Country was Over and Above and Far Stronger
than the call of her own family. She, therefore,
offered herself, sacrificing much of her time to be with her
family, and chose to lead us so that we can once again obtain
what our hearts have long been yearning for, our much
cherished Dream of Freedom and Democracy.
Her courage and integrity made her loved by the Filipinos,
together with an Undying Gratitude to her for being
Instrumental for the Restoration of this same freedom
and Democracy, which we now enjoy.
One of the most distinct qualities of President Cory is
her religiousity and prayerful life. Every minute,
every hour and everytime she will ride her car, she prays.
One of her long time driver and security once shared that
whenever they are with Tita Cory, they feel safe and
secure because they have a woman of prayer with them.
Today, our country is deeply hurt by many politicians and
leaders who continuously enrich themselves by stealing
from the national coffer ( the people’s money ). They
spend much of their time and efforts on how to amass
greater wealth, more than the due service for the Filipino people.
Worse is, and because of their greed and lust for power,
they do not want anymore to come down from their lofty
Many say that the Philippines has no more future
because the corruption in our country is like a cancer
that has spread everywhere. Unlike Cory, we forgot to
Call on God persistently for hope, humility and change of heart.
Good leaders do not want to run for position anymore
because they know that they will not win the election due
to the fact that they do not spend money to influence or
pay for our votes. We ordinary people have become
part of this corruption culture.
With Cory’s death, we are awaken and called to be
united again, To Fight for Truth, Freedom and Justice.
We can only do this If we all Once Again, Turn and Humble
ourselves before our Loving God and Father in Heaven
Who alone Can Create a Clean and Pure Heart within
ourselves. Let us learn from the examples of Cory, just as
she learned the Good Lessons from our Almighty and Loving
God , to Love and Serve our People and Country First, before
ourselves. From hereon, we shall be able to confidently
face the challenges of our times as well as rid our beloved
country, once and for all , of greedy, self-serving and abusive
officials and politicians .
Like Cory, we all should avail of the power of prayer. We all
need to be People of Prayer, in order to triumph and
succeed in our Battle and Crusade for Good Governance.
Our Almighty God and Father in Heaven Is the Sovereign
Lord of Heaven and earth , of the Universe in its entirety.
We must NOTForget that IF GOD is with us, no one,
not even all the combined forces of evil in the whole universe,
can be against us.
Cory’s Examples Pave the Way towards the Realization of the
Filipino Dream. In return, and as a Sign of their Eternal
Gratitude, Deep Love and Respect to her, millions of
Filipinos, young and old, rich or poor, civilians,
the religious and different denominations, the military, and
people from different walks of life throughout our nation,
trooped and gathered together at Cory's funeral.
Let us all Long Remember...and Never Forget... that
our Beloved President Corazon Cojuangco Aquino,
through her Life Lived in Humility and Submission
To the Perfect Will of Almighty God, as well as
by her Good and Shining Examples, Clearly Opened
our Eyes To the Reality that There is, Still, a
Bright Future for the Philippines and for All Filipinos.
And it is now up to each and everyone of us Filipinos,
Even at the Expense of our very Lives, To Safeguard
and Cherished Cory's Legacy of Sweet Freedom and
Democracy , for us, our children, and our future
generations , to live and enjoy.
And so, from the very heart of a Grateful Nation,
we say :
Fare thee well and God rest thee, Tita Cory!
We love you, we thank you, and shall Truly Miss You
For As Long as We Live, BUT we are Happy, knowing
that now you are with your Beloved Ninoy and in the
Bosom of our Loving God and Father in heaven.