The Bagong Alyansang Makabayan joins the nation and the world in mourning the death of former President Corazon Aquino.
To the end, Mrs. Aquino was in solidarity with the people in the fight against tyranny. While unable to join protest actions because of her frail health, she sent a message that was read at the June 10, 2009 rally in Ayala against Charter change. The message was her last and strongest against moves to change the constitution.
Mrs. Aquino was a leading figure in Edsa 1 and Edsa 2. In the past four years, she joined mass actions against electoral fraud, corruption and charter change. She marched to support the impeachment complaint in 2005 and supported the communal actions at the height of the NBN-ZTE scandal in 2008.
We pay tribute to Mrs. Aquino’s immense contributions in the arduous fight against the Marcos dictatorship then and against the purveyors of dictatorship now.