Filipinos should emulate Cory - Opposition senators

Filipinos should emulate Cory - Opposition senators

On the 10th death anniversary of former President Corazon Cojuangco Aquino, opposition lawmakers has called on the nation to emulate her in the face of dictatorship.
Senator Francis Pangilinan – was a student activist during martial law, said the former president symbolizes the people’s victory in the hard-fought struggle against the 21-year dictatorship of late strongman Ferdinand Marcos.

“In times of turmoil, the ones who truly love the country are those who stand by their conviction for what is right and true, and those who inspire their fellow humans to be brave for truth. That is President Cory,”

The late president Corazon Aquino
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“It’s a lesson that should never be forgotten, especially now,” Pangilinan said.
He added: “The enemies of freedom have weaponized digital media to spread the propaganda erasing this triumph of democracy. We won our freedom in EDSA. We must protect our freedom and our history against revisionism.”

Senator Leila De Lima – from her detention in Camp Crame said that the nation lost great leader with the death of the former president. She said just like the former president Filipinos should aspire for and work toward a country where life, dignity and rights are respected and where its citizens can freely express themselves without fear of intimidation.

“Sa atin pong paggunita sa alaala ng isang huwarang ina at pinuno ng bansa, lagi sana nating balikan at isabuhay ang kanyang natatanging tapang at paninidigan,” De Lima said.
(In remembering the memory of the exemplary mother and leader of the country, we should always look back and practice her courage and determination.)
“Lahat tayo ay nagnanais na mawakasan na ang katiwaliang nagpapahirap sa bayan. Lahat tayo, gusto ng kaayusan sa lipunan. Lahat tayo, hinahangad na igalang ang ating karapatan hindi lang ng ating mga kababayan, kundi pati ng mga dayuhan,” De Lima.
(We all want to end the corruption that pulls down the nation. We all want order in our society. We all want our rights to be respected not only by our countrymen but also by foreigners.)  
Rissa Hontiveros  - in her Twitter account , also commemorated the life of the former president by posting  “Remembering Cory Aquino’s life w/ respect & love on her death anniversary today”

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Report from Philippine Star

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