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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011.
By United Press International

Benigno Aquino III takes presidential oath

MANILA, Philippines, June 30 (UPI) -- Storm clouds didn't deter thousands of people from attending the swearing-in ceremony of Benigno Aquino III as the Philippines' 15th president Wednesday.

New Filipino government not so new

MANILA, Philippines, June 29 (UPI) -- The Philippines' new president promised to fill his cabinet with extraordinary individuals but many of his choices are retreads, political observers say.

Arroyo pats her own back as her term ends

MANILA, Philippines, June 12 (UPI) -- Gloria Arroyo said Saturday she is handing over a "new Philippines" to her successor as she celebrated Independence Day for the last time as president.

Final tally shows Aquino won presidency

MANILA, Philippines, June 8 (UPI) -- Liberal Party candidate Benigno Aquino III has won the presidency of the Philippines, the final tally by the National Board of Canvassers indicates.

Philippines' election hit by some violence

MANILA, Philippines, May 10 (UPI) -- Millions of Filipinos, using a new automated system, voted Monday to pick a new president in an election marred by some acts of violence.
Aquino's son announces for president

Aquino's son announces for president

MANILA, Philippines, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Philippine Sen. Benigno Aquino III, son of the late Corazon Aquino, Wednesday announced his candidacy for president, the office his mother once held.
Thousands pay last respects to Aquino

Thousands pay last respects to Aquino

MANILA, Philippines, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- An estimated 150,000 mourners braved heavy rains Wednesday to say a final goodbye to former Philippines President Corazon Aquino.
Manila bids goodbye to Corazon Aquino

Manila bids goodbye to Corazon Aquino

MANILA, Philippines, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- A funeral motorcade for former Philippine President Corazon Aquino drew tens of thousands of people into the streets of Manila, witnesses said Monday.
Thousands turn out to honor Aquino

Thousands turn out to honor Aquino

MANILA, Philippines, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- An estimated 35,000 mourners lined up in Manila Sunday to pay respect to the late Corazon Aquino, the former president of the Philippines, officials said.
Ex-Philippines President Cory Aquino dies

Ex-Philippines President Cory Aquino dies

MANILA, Philippines, July 31 (UPI) -- Corazon Aquino, who as president of the Philippines led the country through a "people power revolution," died Saturday in Manila, family members said.
Corazon Aquino in pain, daughter says

Corazon Aquino in pain, daughter says

MANILA, Philippines, July 20 (UPI) -- Former Philippine President Corazon Aquino, suffering from an advanced stage of colon cancer, is in pain, her daughter said.
Corazon Aquino ends chemotherapy

Corazon Aquino ends chemotherapy

MANILA, Philippines, July 2 (UPI) -- Former Philippines President Corazon Aquino no longer is getting chemotherapy and moved to a private room from a hospital's intensive care unit, a friend said.
Ex-leader Corazon Aquino hospitalized

Ex-leader Corazon Aquino hospitalized

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.
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Corazon Aquino
WASHINGTON: Philippine President Corazon Aquino on Capitol Hill on November 9. 1989. (UPI Photo/Cliff Owen/Files)
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Maria Corazon Sumulong Cojuangco-Aquino (January 25, 1933 – August 1, 2009) was the 11th President of the Philippines and the first woman to hold that office. Aquino was also the first popularly and democratically-elected female president and head of state in Asia. She is best remembered for leading the 1986 People Power Revolution, which toppled Ferdinand Marcos and restored democracy in the Philippines. "Tita (Auntie) Cory", as she was affectionately known, is revered by many Filipinos as an icon of democracy and was hailed by TIME Magazine in 1986 as its 'Woman of the Year.'

A self-proclaimed "plain housewife", Aquino was married to Senator Benigno Aquino, Jr., the popular opposition leader and staunchest critic of then President Ferdinand Marcos. Senator Aquino was assassinated on August 21, 1983 upon returning to the Philippines after three years in exile in the United States.

After her husband's assassination, the widowed Aquino became the reluctant leader of the opposition against the authoritarian rule of the Marcos regime. She united the fragmented opposition and strengthened its moral crusade against the abuses and excesses of President Marcos' martial rule. In late 1985, when President Marcos called for a snap election, Cory Aquino challenged his regime. Aquino thrust herself into the political arena after one million signatures urging her to run for president were presented to her.

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