Joint Resolution No. 40 (filed august 3, 2009 1:25pm)RESOLUTION MOURNING THE PASSING OF FORMER PRESIDENT CORAZON C. AQUINO, CONDOLING WITH THE AQUINO FAMILY, VOWING TO UPHOLD AND PROTECT DEMOCRACY FOR WHICH PRESIDENT AQUINO LIVED AND FOUGHT FOR AND declaring for this purpose, every 25th day of january as a national celebration for the “cory aquino day”

RESOLUTION MOURNING THE PASSING OF FORMER PRESIDENT CORAZON C. AQUINO, CONDOLING WITH THE AQUINO FAMILY, VOWING TO UPHOLD AND PROTECT DEMOCRACY FOR WHICH PRESIDENT AQUINO LIVED AND FOUGHT FOR AND declaring for this purpose, every 25th day of january as a national celebration for the “cory aquino day”

Whereas, former Corazon “Tita Cory” C. Aquino, the nation’s 11th President passed away peacefully at the dawn of August 1, 2009;

Whereas, she was married to the late Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino, Jr., one of the leading lights of the Liberal Party as he served as the party’s Secretary General from 1969 until his assassination in 1983;

Whereas, she never really wanted to lead but when she was asked to, she never waivered and restored democracy in this nation;

Whereas, she is known to be not just the Philippines’ but Asia’s Joan of Arc of Democracy;

Whereas, it was under her stint

that the Philippines gained respect all over the world for the peaceful transition to democracy,
that a Constitution, asserting the country’s sovereignty and imbued with nationalist ideals was ratified by our people,
that thus far, the most radical comprehensive agrarian reform program of the country was enacted into law,
that the highly questionable, over-priced and debt-ridden Bataan Nuclear Power Plant project was mothballed,
that earnest efforts to achieve peace between the government and the Muslim secessionists and the New People’s Army were initiated;

Whereas, President Aquino knew what her objective was and when she achieved it, she knew it was time to pass the “baton”;

Whereas, even as a private citizen, she was the moral compass of the country, serving as a beacon to thwart attempts to curtail democracy and a leading figure in the fight for good governance;

Whereas, she was the nation’s pillar of strength and unity, in life and even in death;

Whereas, the nation lost a great leader and heroine;

Now, therefore, let it be resolved as it is hereby resolved, that the House of Representatives mourn the passing of former President Corazon C. Aquino, condole with the Aquino family, vow to uphold and protect the democracy that President Cory Aquino lived and fought for, declaring for this purpose, every 25th day of january as a national celebration for the “cory aquino day”;

Adopted,

Lorenzo R. Tañada iii
4th District, Quezon
JosepH Emilio A. Abaya
1ST DISTRICT, cAVITE

Proceso J. Alcala
2nd District Quezon

Rozzano Rufino R. Biazon
Lone District Muntinlupa

Mary Mitzi L. Cajayon
2nd District Caloocan City

Liwayway V. Chato
Lone District Camarines Norte

Glenn A. Chong
Lone District Biliran

Solomon R. Chungalao
Lone District, Ifugao

Paul R. Daza
1st District Northern Samar

Antonio A. Del Rosario
1st District Capiz

Magtanggol T. Gunigundo
2nd District Valenzuela City

Manuel N. Mamba
3rd District Cagayan

Hermilando I. Mandanas
2nd District Batangas

Alvin S. Sandoval
Lone District Malabon City, Navotas City

Maria Evita R. Arago
3rd District Laguna

Niel C. Tupas, jr.
5th District Ilo-ilo

Alfonso V. Umali Jr.
2nd District Oriental Mindoro

Reynaldo S. Uy
1st District Western Samar

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