This is part of the podcast series produced by the PCIJ in 2006 to mark the 20th year of the 1986 People Power. Check our page Remembering Edsa here



'All of us Filipinos have to make sacrifices'


Cory Aquino was borne to Malacañang on the wings of People Power. The widow of assassinated senator Benigno S. Aquino Jr., she became the symbol of the country’s suffering under the iron rule of Ferdinand Marcos. The Aquino presidency re-established democratic institutions, but was marred by several attempts by military rebels to launch a coup d’etat. Even when she retired from politic, she continued to speak out on matters she felt strongly about.


Photographs by Lilen Uy

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