Espino mourns Cory’s passing

August 13, 2009 at 1:51 am Leave a comment

ribbonLINGAYEN — Gov. Amado T. Espino, Jr. joined the nation in mourning over the death of former President Corazon C. Aquino whom he described as the best President this country has ever had.

“On behalf of the people of Pangasinan, I express my deepest condolences to the family of former President Corazon C. Aquino who passed away early this morning,” the Governor said in his text message to media following the announcement of Aquino’s death last August 1.

According to the Governor, Cory Aquino is the “best gift of the country.”

He added that she was the “mother of democracy” for restoring the freedom of the country from Marcos dictatorship in a bloodless revolution.

“We will always remember the former president not only for restoring democracy in the country, but also for showing and sharing her genuine love and concern to every Filipino,” Gov. Espino said.

The Governor also expressed his highest respect and admiration to his former Commander-in-Chief for being able to “manage the affairs of the country silently but effectively during a turbulent transition period marked by several coup attempts, and aggravated by destructive natural disasters.”

It can be recalled that Gov. Espino, then commander of the Angeles Metropolitan District Command (Metrodiscom) of Philippine Constabulary and an original member of the Reform the Armed Forces Movement (RAM), was instrumental in blocking the loyalist forces of former President Ferdinand E. Marcos from Northern Luzon .

Speaking before the provincial employees during the Monday flag raising ceremony, the Governor said that Cory Aquino’s death is a great loss for him because he was one of the strong supporters of the 1986 EDSA Revolution which led to the downfall of the Marcos regime.

He also said that he is a good friend of Cory’s son, Sen. Noynoy Aquino.

As a sign of paying the last respect to Aquino, Gov.. Espino requested some provincial employees to tie a yellow ribbon on the trees surrounding the Capitol Complex, along the Maramba Boulevard and on every façade of offices.

Likewise, the Philippine flag is being hoisted at half-mast at the Capitol Plaza.

He also urged the Sangguniang Panlalawigan to pass a resolution expressing condolences to the Aquino family which the provincial board quickly responded by passing Provincial Resolution No. 331-2009 entitled “Expressing the Deepest Sense of Grief, Sympathy and Condolence of the People of Pangasinan Over the Passing Away of Her Excellency, Corazon C. Aquino. (PIO/Ninia F. Nicolas)

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