Transferencia restos Cory a Manila Cathedral

Transferencia de los restos de doña Cory Aquino a Manila Cathedral:

Hoy, lunes, transfieren los restos mortales de nuestra querida Presidenta Cory Aquino a la Catedral de Manila.  En el transcurso, pasando por la AVENIDA AYALA –donde hay un monumento importante a su marido, nuestro héroe BENIGNO ‘NINOY’ AQUINO–, miles de filipinos le dan la bienvenida y sus últimos respetos antes de que se entierren este miércoles.  Un alumno mío, EMERSON CUYO, ha podido sacar estas fotos:

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El féretro en un camión…

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(Photos courtesy of EMERSON CUYO)

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http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1914125,00.html

“The arc of Corazon Aquino’s life lent itself to maxims, but two hard-nosed ones seem particularly worth pointing out. First, political sainthood is a gift from heaven with a Cinderella deadline — once past midnight, you are a pumpkin. Second, personal virtues are never a guarantee of effective or successful governance. What was truly shocking about Aquino’s tumultuous six-year term as President of the Philippines was that those maxims proved untrue. Midnight always threatened Aquino but never struck; and she was a good woman whose goodness alone, at the very end, was what proved enough, if only by an iota, to save her country.”

Es impresionante: “Era una mujer BUENA, bondadosa, cuya bondad -de por sí- resultó ser suficiente para salvar su nación…” afirma este artículo de la revista TIME.  En un elogio hacia doña Cory, Conrado de Quiros –del periódico filipino ‘Inquirer’– nos cuenta: “Kris Aquino … took me to task … and said: ‘Why are you so mean to my mom?’ …February this year … out of the blue, Cory visited at the wake of my mother. I did not bother to ask, ‘Why are you so kind to my mom?’ I knew by then IT WAS HER NATURE TO BE SO [highlights by me].  Era buena por naturaleza… O sea: luchó por ser bondadosa en cada momento… Al pedir a Nuestra Madre la Virgen Santísima por el alma de la Presidenta –a quien Cory era devotísima–, vamos a pedirle que también a nosotros nos otorgue este don, tan necesario en este mundo lleno de rencor, de ser BUEN@S siempre…

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FAREWELL, PRESIDENT CORY AQUINO!  THANK YOU VERY MUCH!  You’ll always be in our hearts…

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Artist/ Designer: Revo Naval