First Asian female president Corazon “Cory” Aquino dead As some of you know, I grew up in Manila and I've witnessed first hand the historical moments involving Aquino, from the moment her husband was assassinated, to the snap elections by Marcos, the People Power revolution, the ousting of the Marcoses, the coup attempts, etc. She also went to the same church where I used to sing so I've had the honor to personally meet her. She may not be one of the best politicians in the country but she surely has been one of the most inspiring, even outside of the country. side note: I'm glad July is over tomorrow. I feel like I've been hearing of deaths of famous people or friends/family of my entourage this month, more than the other months.