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Corazon Aquino, president of the Philippines from 1986 to 1992, died last August 1, 2009. The news of her death was revealed to us seminarians during the mass that very day.

San Carlos once again became part of history, starting from La Salle Greenhills up to the Manila Memorial Park in Sucat. We paid our last respects to Cory when we came to have the last glimpse of her at La Salle. Remember, La Salle High School in Greenhills served as headquarters for the NAMFREL, which revealed Cory as winner of the 1986 elections.

When the casket was transferred from La Salle to Manila Cathedral, the seminarians lined up along EDSA to offer their salutations for the deceased President. We did not attend the funeral mass at Manila Cathedral, for we had to station at the cemetery as early as 11 in the morning, whereas the casket arrived at Sucat past 7 in the evening.

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