facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Ex-leader Corazon Aquino hospitalized

July 1, 2009 at 12:15 PM   |   Comments

| License Photo
MANILA, Philippines, July 1 (UPI) -- Former Philippine President Corazon Aquino has been hospitalized in Makati City because of a loss of appetite, her son said in a statement from his office.

Sen. Benigno Aquino III thanked people who attended a novena mass Wednesday and "those who have continued to pray for his mother's healing," The Philippine Daily Inquirer reported.

Aquino "is in a very serious condition," a family friend said. "Tita Cory is conscious. She can talk and pray but she's not well. It's serious."

Local, regional and national officials also attended the first day of a novena of healing masses said for Aquino. In the Catholic church, a novena consists of prayer said on nine successive days for special graces.

© 2009 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Marijuana decriminalized in Philadelphia Marijuana decriminalized in Philadelphia
2
Reports claim Ukraine used cluster bombs in Donetsk city Reports claim Ukraine used cluster bombs in Donetsk city
3
Early completion of refit of Italian aircraft carrier Early completion of refit of Italian aircraft carrier
4
No, Banksy hasn't been arrested, nor his identity revealed No, Banksy hasn't been arrested, nor his identity revealed
5
Pope Francis condemns 'hostile inflexibility' within the church Pope Francis condemns 'hostile inflexibility' within the church
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback