Today, the Filipino people suffered a tragedy of immense proportions with the demise of former President Corazon C. Aquino. A true servant leader, President Aquino enjoyed the unwavering admiration and loyalty of the people throughout the years of her life. Her legacy will forever be etched in our hearts and minds as long as we yearn for freedom. Indeed, the judiciary owed the restoration of its independence to President Aquino and we should always keep that light burning. We may have lost our leader but we have gained from her the spirit of courage and hope, that will continue till time will be no more.
Though we mourn as a nation, let us especially pray for the healing of President Aquino’s family and friends during this difficult time.