Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Bye, Tita Cory...

Last Friday (July 31), I had to bring my daughter to Makati Medical Center because she was sick. I took the chance to take these pictures of the hospital's facade with yellow ribbons tied on it, knowing that Pres. Cory was there. Little did I expect that almost 11 hours after that, our beloved ex-President passed away.
MMC in yellow ribbon
Reporters wait outside MMC
ribbons were tied on railings around MMC
and in posts and trees all throughout Makati

And just last August 3, I had to accompany Fred to the doctor because he had viral infection. We heard President Cory's cortege will pass by Ayala Avenue in Makati. Fred, though sick, wanted us to get a glimpse of it. He said it only happens once in a lifetime and we should pay our last respect to her so we walked and waited for the convoy.
thousands of employees waited for the convoy to come
people threw confetti from their office's windows
and even printed WE LOVE YOU, CORY!
and hung it outside
I couldn't believe that people, including me and Fred,
braved the heat and hunger (it was 12pm!)
just to get a glimpse of Pres. Cory's casket
the children and grandchildren of President Cory
were waving and thanking the people
| Kris Aquino and James Yap in white circle


Posting these pics is my way of paying tribute to President Cory Aquino, one woman God used to restore democracy in our country. Knowing how she was a pillar of strength to her family, her life inspires me to be the best mom to my kids and to live unselfishly for others. I think that is just one of her lasting legacies. :)

Bye, Tita Cory...

24 comments:

lolit said...

hi Beth, i am about to write the same article today, but i am still waiting my son to upload the pics from my celphone. You know what, i was there too last wednesday braving the heat, in fact i had a sunburn now all over, as if i've gone from a swimming. I went to makati medical also for a medical clearance, then when i saw the crowd forming the streets so i knew Cory will pass through, so just like you i took the last chance to see her too. What a coincidence!

Chris said...

good for you you were able to capture those moments. i was only able to watch and witness it through TV and be updated by the twitter posts...

anyway, i agree with you, her legacy encompasses more than the politcal arena... inspiration to all moms.

Beng said...

andun din ako sa makati nung 3 almost the whole day for mammo....baka nagkita tayo dun di kaya c",)

pls visit my new blog www.benggay.com

Beng said...

july 31 pala ako andun (typo error)

Mom of Four said...

Wow! that was great Beth, I wasn't able to see anything, not even on TV.

I hope your daughter and Fred feel better soon..

kikamz said...

this is a nice tribute ate beth. kahit papano, you were able to formally say goodbye to her. i pray that her soul rest in peace. she indeed is an inspiration for she helped shape the lives of many filipino moms by being the role model that she is: a woman of prayer, service and sacrifice.

Meryl (proud pinay) said...

May she rest in peace. Sayang di ko napanood sa news medyo bc...baka malamang if napanood ko to maiyak din ako.

btw, musta na sis?long time no hear...

Kero said...

Beth, thank youfor shraring these.Parang nasa Pilipinas na din ako.

I hope your daughter is well now. God bless your family!

Yami said...

I'm thinking of posting a short note about how she touched me as a mom.

I'm glad that you're able to capture a part of our history.

She will surely be missed.

nuts said...

May she rest in peace now. You were lucky to have captured a little piece of history. Nice shots.

Hows your daughter and husband, hope they are ok now.

btw, I have kreativ award for you..

chubskulit said...

May she rest in peace.. Kumusta ka na Mommy beth?

Petit said...

hi beth!!!
kasali ka pala sa mga taong nakikita ko sa TV. good thing you are privilege to be a part of history. malayo kasi kami sa sa Tv na lang.

Clarissa said...

I'm sorry to hear that they're sick--I hope your daughter and Fred feel better soon,Mommy Beth.

Sa TV ko na lang nalaman na patay na pala ang dating Pangulo tapos dito sa blogosphere.May she rest in peace..

Enchie said...

you're so blessed to have a glimpse of her for the last time...I mean...super blessed. you got good pictures too. I wish I was able too.

Tita Beng said...

You are lucky that you have witnessed the event first hand. Amazing how Filipinos show their love to one honest, humble and great leader like Pres. Cory. May makakatapat pa kaya sa hundreds of thousands na nakiramay sa Aquinos! Sobra silang mahal ng bayan!

Swerte mo to have actually taken those photos! Ayaw kasi ako samahan ng aking hubby. Better daw sa TV. hu hu..

Ria said...

Nice pics Beth. I haven't seen anything either on TV and the news.

Ria said...

Oh, hope your hubby and kid are better now...

Tetcha said...

It's sad to know that our dear former president has to join our Creator, but the outpouring of love and respect from people who look up to her is truly amazing. We'll always remember her as the only moral president we had. By the way, I wasn't able to respond to the message you left on my blog. Yes, I attended the Goldilocks event, and I went there early, that's why I was only able to read your message today. I also blogged about it.

Seiko said...

May she rest in peace now.
Thanks for the visit & dropped some line too 'though 'm not around.'m still on my vacation & be home on the 15th.Ikaw Mommy Beth,where too?And how's your daughter doin'?And Fred?Hope they're both okay now.

amiable amy said...

NICE! thanks for posting Beth. I cried the whole time watching it LIVE in my link. I sleep at 4AM na at that time.

I love her dearly parang kilala ba ako? Hahaha.

Raft3r said...

malaki ginanda ng mkt med, ano
hehe

ako ay batang edsa
dinala ako at ang kapatid ko nina ermats at erpats sa 1986 edsa revolution

i even have pix from that era

ang wish ko lang sa atin lahat ay sana naman magbunga ang mga sakrispiyo ng iba para satin

magaling kasi tayong mga pinoy sa simula, eh
ang pagsustain ang problema
=(

yes, sermon
hehe

onlinemommy said...

Thanks for sharing these photos.

dyeve said...

you have a beautoful site and nice picts..also the kids are lovelly..smiles

Seiko said...

its a shock thing