Secretary-General Saddened by Death of Former Philippine President Corazon Aquino, Says Will Be Remembered Throughout World as 'Beacon of Democracy'

3 August 2009
SG/SM/12395

Secretary-General Saddened by Death of Former Philippine President Corazon Aquino, Says Will Be Remembered Throughout World as 'Beacon of Democracy'

3 August 2009
Secretary-General
SG/SM/12395
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

SECRETARY-GENERAL SADDENED BY DEATH OF FORMER PHILIPPINE PRESIDENT CORAZON AQUINO,

SAYS WILL BE REMEMBERED THROUGHOUT WORLD AS ‘BEACON OF DEMOCRACY’

The following statement was issued on Saturday, 1 August, by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

The Secretary-General was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of the former President of the Republic of the Philippines, Mrs. Corazon Aquino.  He extends his sincere condolences to the bereaved family of the late President and to the Government and people of the Philippines.

The Secretary-General pays tribute to the former President’s exceptional courage and pivotal role in the restoration and consolidation of democracy in the Philippines.  Mrs. Aquino will be remembered as a beacon of democracy not only in the Philippines but also around the world.

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