Farewell, Tita Cory.

Admittedly this shot goes beyond all of what a SOOC shot is. It definitely is not one that is shot well, as it is so fuzzy and blurry and all. However, the meaning behind this picture transcends its imperfection.

This week my country mourned the loss of one of it’s greatest citizens, Former President Maria Corazon Cojuangco-Aquino. She has been hailed as an icon of democracy, graced the cover of time magazine as 1986’s Woman of the Year, and the first woman president in Asia. Beyond the accolades, however, she was one amazing woman. It was through her efforts that we Filipinos are a free people.

I stood for hours waiting for her funeral cortege to arrive at the gates of the Manila Memorial Park where her remains are now buried. Almost 200,000 Filipinos lined the streets to honor our beloved President despite alternating heavy rains and scorching heat. Her funeral cortege took almost 9 hours to arrive from Manila Cathedral to teh cemetary, which normally would take less than two hours even with some traffic. Yellow confetti rained from the skies as the Filipinos bade farewell to our Tita Cory.

  • #1
    Posted by Jan on August 9th, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    A wonderful tribute.

  • #2
    Posted by Carletta on August 10th, 2009 at 1:08 am

    Sometimes SOOC is a shot you wouldn't want to miss as is this one.
    Nice tribute here and on your othere blogs as well.

  • #3
    Posted by Lynn on August 11th, 2009 at 5:52 am

    You tribute reeks of admiration and genuine love. Thank you for sharing that part of your country's history.

  • #4
    Posted by redamethyst on May 10th, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    the picture is just fine. talagang nagpunta ka sa memorial park. ako sa tv na lang nanood.

  • #5
    Posted by zoan on May 14th, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    buti ka pa nkapunta ka talaga dun ako kasi sa tv lang din nanood….

  • #6
    Posted by Lourdes Espanol on May 21st, 2010 at 10:22 am

    Tita Cory will surely be missed. Buong araw ako nanuod nitong funeral service on TV.

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