Maria Corazon Aquino was born January 25, 1933, in Tarlac, Philippines.
Her husband had been an opponent of Ferdinand Marcos and was assassinated upon returning from exile.
1991 State of the Nation Address Last SONA of President Corazon Aquino Batasang Pambansa Complex, Quezon City | July 22, 1991 53rd SONA since its first inclusion in the 1935 Constitution Senate President Jovito Salonga; Speaker Ramon Mitra; Chief Justice Marcelo Fernan; Honorable Diosdado Macapagal; distinguished members of the Senate and the House of Representatives; Your Excellencies of the Diplomatic Corps; fellow workers in government; honored guests; minamahal kong mga kababayan: In March 1973, six months after the declaration of martial law, Ninoy Aquino was taken blindfolded from Fort Bonifacio and brought to a place he did not know. He came close to giving up, he told me; he slipped in and out of despair.
The immediate prospect, in such a place, was a midnight execution in front of a grave dug by himself. It was not to kill him yet, but to break him first – and with him break the compelling proof that men can stand up to a dictatorship.
That pains suffered in obscurity or sacrifices made away from the sight of men, amount to the same, and mock the man or woman who bears them. None of the good that we do is ever lost; not even the light in an empty room is wasted.
From Ninoy’s burnt-out candle, and thousands like it in cells throughout the garrison state, we gathered the melted wax and made more candles.
A self-proclaimed "plain housewife", she was married to Senator Benigno Aquino, Jr., the staunchest critic of President Marcos.
She emerged as leader of the opposition after her husband was assassinated on August 21, 1983 upon returning to the Philippines from exile in the United States.Read more » DAVAO CITY - Presumptive President Rodrigo Duterte has begun forming a transition team and is banking on "goodwill" with incumbent Benigno Aquino's democracy icon mother to ensure that it will proceed smoothly, his spokesman said Tuesday.Read more » MANILA – President Benigno Aquino III on Monday drew parallelisms between his mother, the late President Corazon Aquino, and Liberal Party vice-presidential bet, Camarines Sur Rep. This page is based on a Wikipedia article written by contributors (read/edit).Text is available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license; additional terms may apply.Upon returning to the Philippines, she enrolled in law school in Manila, where she met Benigno Aquino, Jr., an ambitious young journalist who also came from a family with considerable wealth.