Wednesday, 5 August 2009

National Mother

I am touched and moved. And I am getting goosebumps. Teary eyed, to add.

I admit that, for a long time, I knew little of her as I was only a foetus when she helped overthrow the Dictatorship and restored our Democracy. But I believe the people who were there, and all the people who mourn now, that she was not only a President, she was a National Mother.
I raise this cup to her: the plain housewife and shy widow who became President of the Republic of the Philippines.

Today, we bury your body. Your spirit, we shall remember for ever.
You who dwell now beneath the earth and above the stars, continue to enrich our world with your liberated spirit...


  1. A true woman of substance. thanks for sharing your life. :)

  2. I don't think she was a saint, a heroine, or a martyr ... except perhaps in the hearts of some people. But I think she was indeed a woman of substance, yes. It would be ungrateful not to thank her.