LOOK: Kris Aquino remembers mom Cory on her 9th death anniversary
It has been nine years since former President Corazon “Cory” Aquino passed away, and her daughter Kris looked back on the day she lost her.
The Queen of All Media commemorated the late leader’s death anniversary via Instagram today, Aug. 1. She said that her mom’s time of death, 2 a.m., is “eerily the same numbers present as dad’s (late Senator Ninoy Aquino).”
“You’d tease me that my perfect match would be a male Cory for a lifetime partner because you said [I] was the female Ninoy, and only a male version of you would understand the passionate ‘tigas ulo/bawal sumuko/kakayanin lahat’ (hardheaded/persistent/resilient) in me,” the television personality wrote. “Mom, malabo na sigurong mangyari pa yun.” (Mom, maybe that looks unlikely to happen.)
Aquino then expressed some regrets for her mom: one was not witnessing her eldest son Josh becoming “slim, respectful, generous in sharing, effortlessly kindhearted, polite, gentle & appreciative…”
Another regret she had for Cory was not seeing Bimby grow up.
“For sure you’d be the proudest w/ how he’s turning out: excellent grades, articulate, truthful, protective, driven, caring, and responsible,” Aquino wrote. “But you’d also be laughing that just like his Mom- wala syang preno sa kadaldalan (he doesn’t stop talking), he remembers everything [and] is always ready w/ HIS opinion.”
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2 AM, August 1, 2009 you said goodbye to us; you battled cancer willingly because you knew we needed those 17 borrowed months w/ you… your time of death & the date- had eerily the same numbers present as dad’s. He was killed 1 PM, August 21. In my heart i’m sure you’re happy in heaven now reunited w/ the only man you ever loved. Because of what i saw in you, i can still believe that TRUE, COMMITTED, & ENDURING LOVE is REAL because Dad was your 1st, last, & only love… You’d tease me that my perfect match would be a male Cory for a lifetime partner because you said i was the female Ninoy, and only a male version of you would understand the passionate “tigas ulo/bawal sumuko/kakayanin lahat” in me… Mom, malabo na sigurong mangyari pa yun. Nanghihinayang lang ako na hindi mo naabutan yung development ni kuya josh & how slim, respectful, generous in sharing, effortlessly kindhearted, polite, gentle & appreciative he’s grown up to be… since Bimb was only 2- you didn’t fully experience the male Kris in your youngest apo. For sure you’d be the proudest w/ how he’s turning out: excellent grades, articulate, truthful, protective, driven, caring, and responsible. But you’d also be laughing that just like his Mom- wala syang preno sa kadaldalan, he remembers everything & is always ready w/ HIS opinion… I don’t doubt you’re proud of all i achieved- but i hope from heaven you’re seeing pinipilit & pinagsisikapan kong maging “good mom” -because i had the BEST role model in YOU. You know August has always been tough for us- but you instilled dignity & strength in all your children. So maybe, hopefully you no longer worry about us. 💛 (Dance w/ My Father sung by @rnbjayr from my Universal Records album Blessings of Love.)
Cory, a key figure in the 1986 People Power Revolution and former President of the country, died this day in 2009 after battling colon cancer. Incidentally, the date of her death is 20 days before her husband’s, Aug. 21, when he was assassinated upon arriving at the then Manila International Airport in 1983.
Aside from Kris, her cousin Senator Bam Aquino and Senator Leila De Lima also commemorated the former President’s death. JB
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