My Fondest Memory of Cory…

My fondest memory of Cory Aquino was this one…..In September 1986, former Philippine President Corazon Aquino delivered a speech before a joint session of the United States Congress which was interrupted by applause several times, and which then U.S. House Speaker Tip O’Neill hailed as “the finest speech I’ve ever heard in my 34 years in Congress.” Above the din of cheering officials, Senate Majority Leader Robert Dole then said to Mrs. Aquino, “Cory, you hit a home run.” Without missing a beat, Aquino smiled and shot back: “I hope the bases were loaded”…..

We will surely miss her…..our guiding light….our hope for freedom and democracy….

President Cory Aquino’s historic speech before the U.S. Congress