Former President Cory Aquino dies

President Corazon Aquino, who toppled a dictator on her way to becoming president in 1986, died on Saturday, her son said. She was 76.

The widow in yellow who harnessed prayer and peaceful protest to overthrow tyranny was diagnosed with advanced colon cancer last year. She had been confined in a Manila hospital for over a month before her death.

Her son, Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino, said his mother died at 3:18 a.m. Saturday (RP time). Read rest of story