Former President Corazon Cojuangco Aquino has passed away at age 76. As stated by her son Sen. Benigno Aquino III, she died of cardio-respiratory arrest at exactly 3:18 AM Saturday at Makati Medical Center.
The Late Former President has been diagnose with colon cancer early in 2008 and was confine at the Makati Medical Center. Her son said the cancer had spread to other organs and she was too weak to continue her chemotherapy.
At 5 AM Sen. Noynoy rea a statement announcing his mother's death.
"Our mother peacefully passed away at 3:18 a.m., August 1, 2009, of cardio-respiratory arrest.
“She would have wanted to thank each and every one of you for all the prayers and your continued love and support. It was her wish for all of us to pray for one another and for our country.
“Hinihiling po ng aming pamilya ang kaunting panahon para makasama namin ang aming mahal na ina.
“Later today, we will be announcing further details of her wake para sa lahat ng ating mga minamahal na kababayan na nais magbigay ng respeto sa aming ina. Maraming salamat po.”
Mrs. Aquino, widow of Senator Benigno Aquino Jr., will be remembered as an icon of democracy, having led a military-backed popular revolt in 1986 that ousted a dictator who ruled the country for 20 years.