Former social welfare secretary Corazon “Dinky” Soliman (left) chats with former president Corazon “Cory” Aquino, to whose custody she was released around midnight of March 19, 2006. Beyond their names and government experience, the two share something else: a common call for President Arroyo’s resignation. Soliman was arrested together with activist Vicente Romano for leading a silent protest in Manila of about 30 people, all wearing T-shirts marked “Oust Now.”
MILITANT groups expressed their condolences for the death of former President Corazon Aquino and assured support to her family.
Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) president Elmer Labog said the labor sector is one with the nation in mourning the passing of the 76-year-old People Power icon.
“We in the Kilusang Mayo Uno join the people in mourning the passing of former President Corazon Aquino. Mrs. Aquino became the leading figure in the people’s uprising against the fascist US-Marcos regime. In her last years, she joined mass demonstrations against the US-Arroyo regime, which seeks to outdo Marcos. She spoke against moral bankruptcy in the government, state terrorism and charter change,” a KMU statement said. Read rest of story