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Corazon Aquino
(1933-2009) born on
Jan 25
Filipino political leader. She was president of Philippines, 1986-94; received the Living Legacy Award, 1991.
You, the foreign media, have been the companion of my people in its long and painful journey to freedom.

You have spent many lives and much treasure to bring freedom to many lands that were reluctant to receive it. And here you have a people who won it by themselves and need only the help to preserve it.
As our country bled . . . its leader's wife came to this podium piously to call for a new human order, this when thousands of Filipinos were political prisoners.
They came out in the millions to show their dogged support for the woman the dictatorship claimed it had defeated in the election.
Reconciliation should be accompanied by justice, otherwise it will not last. While we all hope for peace it shouldn't be peace at any cost but peace based on principle, on justice.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: To 400 guests at "Time ,"'s Distinguished Speakers Program; in "Time," 29 Sep 86
R: To US Congress; in "Time," 29 Sep 86
A: To General Assembly, speaking from the same lectern used a year earlier by Imelda Marcos, 22 Sep 86
N: As victor in election ending Ferdinand E Marcos's 20-year regime; in NY "Times," 27 Feb 86
K: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.

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