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US Government Speeches and Remarks 2009

President Obama Express Condolences Upon the Death of President Corazon Aquino

July 31, 2009

Statement from White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs

The President was deeply saddened by the death of former President of the Philippines Corazon Aquino.  Ms. Aquino played a crucial role in Philippines history, moving the country to democratic rule through her non-violent “People Power” movement over twenty years ago.  Her courage, determination, and moral leadership are an inspiration to us all and exemplify the best in the Filipino nation.  On behalf of the American people, the President extends his deepest condolences to the Aquino family and the nation of the Philippines.