> My Tita Cory

I just read Rehabman’s entry about not wishing to write about Cory and what made him change his mind. I am a fan and will always be a son to the type of Mother Cory represents. I wish to write more and pay my own respect through words but is scared I may not have sufficient talent to and vocabulary to share how I look up to her. So now I’m quoting this from NY Times.

“The uprising she led in 1986 ended the repressive 20-year regime of Ferdinand Marcos and inspired nonviolent protests across the globe, including those that ended Communist rule in eastern Europe.

But she struggled in office to meet high public expectations. Her land redistribution program fell short of ending economic domination by the landed elite, including her own family. Her leadership, especially in social and economic reform, was often indecisive, leaving many of her closest allies disillusioned by the end of her term.

Still, the bespectacled, smiling woman in her trademark yellow dress remained beloved in the Philippines, where she was affectionately referred to as ”Tita (Auntie) Cory.”

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