President Benigno Simeon Aquino III delivers his response to the anecdotes shared by former Cabinet Secretaries of her mother the late President Corazon C. Aquino to commemorate her 78th Birthday during the President Coryâ??s Legacy of Decency in Public Service moderated by Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr., at the Premier Guest House Lobby, MalacaÃ±ang Tuesday January 25, 2011. Among those narrated their fond memories are former Press Undersecretary Deedee Sytangco, former DENR Secretary Fulgencio Facturan, Jr., NEDA Director-General Cayetano Paderanga, MIAA General Manager Angel Honrado, former PMS chief Elfren Cruz, then DPWH now DOTC Sec. Jose de Jesus, DND Sec. Voltaire Gazmin, former Appointments Secretary now PCSO Chairperson Margie Juico and former Executive Secretary Senator Franklin Drilon. The late leader, affectionately known as â??Tita Coryâ? is a world-renowned advocate of democracy, peace, women’s empowerment, and religious piety and was hailed by TIME Magazine in 1986 as its ‘Woman of the Year.’ Tita Cory was married to former Senator Benigno â??Ninoyâ? Aquino, Jr., produced five children namely Maria Elena â??Ballsyâ? Aquino-Cruz, Aurora Corazon â??Pinkyâ? Aquino-Abbelada, President â??Noynoyâ? Aquino, Victoria Elisa â??Vielâ? Aquino-Dee and Kristina Bernadette â??Krisâ? Aquino-Yap. (Photo by: Benhur Arcayan/MalacaÃ±ang Photo Bureau).
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