Cory Aquino considered herself the average, everyday housewife of Benigno Aquino, a Filipino senator who was known for opposing President Ferdinand Marcos (Axelrod-Contrada, 1999). It wasn’t until the declaration of Martial Law and the assassination of her husband in 1983 that she became involved in politics. She began to lead the opposition against President Marcos. In 1985, Marcos called for a snap election. His victory in the 1986 election against Aquin...
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...). Most recently in 2010, Boston College renamed their Asian American Scholarship after her and her husband to whom they award “in recognition of their commitment to justice, democracy, and service of others ("President Aquino Thanks," 2014).” Her efforts and achievements throughout the years have been well acknowledged and awarded ("Awards and Honors," 2010).
Through self-righteous presidents, a struggling economy, and national disasters, Cory never gave up on her people. She restored and maintained a democracy and created a more transparent government that she knew the people deserved. She created stronger ties with foreign neighbors (‘The Aquino Management,” 1992). She travelled the world to share her values. She was always a part of her people, not above them (Burton, 1999). Former President Corazon Aquino is the true description of a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.
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