Today is the fourth death anniversary of former Filipino president Corazon Aquino. In the week following her death, millions of Filipinos flocked to her casket to witness the final glimpse of the democracy icon, whose non-violent efforts following the assassination of her husband Sen. Benigno Aquino, Jr. that led to the end of Ferdinand Marcos’ dictatorial rule was lauded by the international community.
The media community were a witness to Cory’s final days. The burial alone took over 12 hours of air time and was watched by millions. Even today, many people still remember Cory’s role in transforming a grieving nation to a fighting unit, without the guns, goons and gold that characterized Martial Law.