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Philippine President - CORAZON AQUINO y COJUANGCO

Corazon Aqiono - Eleventh Philippine President and first woman PresidentEleventh and the First Woman President of the Republic of the Philippines
February 26, 1986 - June 30, 1992

Date of Birth: January 25, 1933
Place of Birth: Manila
Father: Jose Cojuangco
Mother: Demetria Sumulong
Espouse: Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino, Jr.
Children: Maria, Aurora, Benigno III, Victoria and Kristina

Elementary and Secondary
St. Scholastica's College
Ravenhill Academy in Philadelphia, United States
Notre Dame Convent School in New York
Bachelor of Arts, College of Mount Saint Vincent in New York (1953)
Doctor of Humanities, honoris causa, College of Mount Saint Vincent, New York, Ateneo de Manila University, Xavier University (Philippines)
Doctor of Humanities, honoris causa, University of Boston, Fordham University, Waseda University (Tokyo), Far Eastern University, and University of Sto. Tomas
Honoris Causa, Stonehill College (Massachusetts)
  • Agreed to run for president against Marcos in the February 7, 1986 Snap Election after her supporters gathered a million signatures.
  • Installed as the President of the Republic of the Philippines on February 25, 1986 because of the historic People's Power which stripped Marcos of power.
  • Took oath under Supreme Court Justice Claudio Teehankee as President of the Philippines at Club Filipino.
  • Implemented a program of reconciliation and freed political prisoners like Bernabe Buscayno of the New People's Army and Jose Maria Sison of the Communist Party of the Philippines.
  • Retained the presidential form of government.
  • Under her reign,a national plebiscite was held to ratify the amendments to the 1935 Constitution on February 2, 1987,
  • Named Woman of the Year by Time Magazine.
  • Awarded the Gawad Eleanor Roosevelt for Human Rights
  • Her popularity waned because of the people around her who wanted to exact vengeance on Marcos.
  • Six coup d' etat aimed at overthrowing her government took place during her reign, the two bloodiest of which took place in 1987 and 1989.
  • The country went through great problems and calamities during her reign like the earthquake of, July 16, 1990; Typhoon Rufing and increase in the price of oil due to the Middle East War and the eruption of Mount Pinatubo in 1991.

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