President Corazon C. Aquino died of Cardiac Respiratory Arrest at the age of 76, from complications due to her Colon Cancer at the Makati Medical Center, August 1,2009, 3:18am.

Maria Corazon "Cory" Cojuangco Aquino (January 25, 1933 – August 1, 2009) was a President of the Philippines and a world-renowned advocate of democracy, peace, women's empowerment, and religious piety. She served as the 11th president of the Philippines from 1986 to 1992. She was the first female president of the Philippines and was Asia's first female president.

I was barely 6 years old when she became president. All I remember was my dad always plays this video of the Edsa Revolution and what sparked it all. As a young girl, I knew that She was the wife of the slain Senator Benigno Aquino Jr. . The one man who stood against the Marcos regime and paid a huge price.

We lived at Pasay City during this time and I remember the tense situation where there were fighter planes always circling around and you can see tanks outside. When I grew up, I understood the vital role that Mrs. Aquino played in the history of our country. If it weren't for her, our country would still be under Marcos regime, under dictatorship and martial law.

Senator Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino Jr., was the key element into destroying decades of the Marcos regime. And with his wife as the President, democracy prevailed. She was hailed as a modern day hero and the most admirable president so far. She was uncorrupt. She opted not to run for presidency the second time around, and instead wanted a peaceful transfer of government to the next President.

She always follows the rules and have been a great example for her constituents. She never abused her power as the President, not even using her traffic privileges as president.

I admire her strength and devotion to her country, most of all her love of God is legendary.

Children from the new generation should know how great a woman she is. They should know how lucky they are that a President like her ever came to office. And I am sure for years to come, her works will be remembered and also her legacy will remain forever...

We love you Mrs. President. God bless and May you Rest In Peace...

She is survived by her children, Maria Elena Aquino, Aurora Corazon, Victoria Eliza, Senator Benigno Aquino III, and Kristina Bernadette Cojuanco Aquino-Yap who is a television personality.
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The King of Pop's funeral service took place at Staple's Center. Jackson's family held a private vigil at the Forest Lawn Cemetery last Monday( Tuesday local time).

The funeral at Staples were flocked by millions of fans who just stayed outside Staples Center. Only a few of the fans got the chance to be inside through the ticket drawing. Michael's Funeral, is so heart wrenching, but I am glad because people will finally see the true man behind the successful facade.

Close family members and friends have painted the real picture of the pop star, a loving father, loyal friend, humanitarian, and a good brother, making the loss even more painful for them to bear.

"I just wanted to say ... ever since I was born, Daddy has been the best father you could ever imagine. And I just wanted to say I love him — so much," said Jackson's 11-year-old daughter, Paris-Michael, before dissolving into tears and falling into the embrace of her aunt Janet.

Magic Johnson have shared a funny memory with Jackson, when he visited him at his home to discuss a music video they were doing. Magic, ordered grilled chicken but when the chef came, he bought a bucket of KFC for Michael and the grilled chicken for Magic...

Mariah Carey performed the Jackson 5's hit " I'll be there". I cried when I saw Usher's rendition of "Gone too soon" which was originally intended for the child who died of AIDS. His brother Jermaine sang " Smile", also brought tears to the crowd.

Several other performers paid tribute and performed at the funeral, John Mayer, Stevie Wonder, Jennifer Hudson, Brooke Sheilds, Magic Johnson and others.

Queen Latifah also gave a a message...

Some who couldn't come simply sent representatives to read their message for the king of pop.
Nelson Mandela wrote a very touching condolence letter.
All in all it was a funeral fit for the King of Pop...

Here are the first 5 parts of the funeral, hosted at Youtube by AreYouConcerned...

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This past week, I have done nothing but view different videos about Michael Jackson. Seen most of the interviews, documentaries, news articles about him. I just feel so bad that people judge him and make false accusations against him, when all he wanted was to relive his childhood over again.

He started working when he was 6 years old and never got to live the same childhood that most normal kids have. In one interview I saw online, he was asked, What he wants to say to his fans? About all the accusations and if they really knew him. He simply replied that in order for them to know him more, they should listen to a song he composed. He said it was the most truthful song he did and it basically explains who he is. The song is titled " Childhood"...

I have posted the video of the song here and also the lyrics. For you people who still criticize him up to this moment, this is for you... Michael Jackson, reaching out, explaining himself... Rest in peace, Michael Jackson...

Childhood lyrics
Have you seen my Childhood?
I'm searching for the world that I come from
'Cause I've been looking around
In the lost and found of my heart...
No one understands me
They view it as such strange eccentricities...
'Cause I keep kidding around
Like a child, but pardon me...

People say I'm not okay
'Cause I love such elementary things...
It's been my fate to compensate,
for the Childhood
I've never known...

Have you seen my Childhood?
I'm searching for that wonder in my youth
Like pirates in adventurous dreams,
Of conquest and kings on the throne...

Before you judge me, try hard to love me,
Look within your heart then ask,
Have you seen my Childhood?

People say I'm strange that way
'Cause I love such elementary things,
It's been my fate to compensate,
for the Childhood I've never known...

Have you seen my Childhood?
I'm searching for that wonder in my youth
Like fantastical stories to share
The dreams I would dare, watch me fly...

Before you judge me, try hard to love me.
The painful youth I've had

Have you seen my Childhood...

Please understand him more...


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