Corazon 'Cory' Aquino died at age 76 due to cardiac arrest exacyly 3:18 a.m. at the Makati Medical Center on August 1, 2009. She was diagnosed from colon cancer last March 2008.
Cory Aquino is the 11th President of the Philippines, serving from 1986 to 1992. The first female President of the Philippines and in Southeast Asia. She is a world-renowned advocate of democracy, peace, women's empowerment, and religious piety.
Corazon Aquino was also the first woman to be designated TIME's Person of the Year since Queen Elizabeth II for 1952. In August 1999, Aquino was chosen by Time Magazine as one of the 20 Most Influential Asians of the 20th century. The same magazine cited her in November 2006 as one of 65 great Asian Heroes, along with Mahatma Gandhi, Deng Xiaoping, Aung San Suu Kyi, Lee Kuan Yew, and King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
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