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A Tribute to a True Leader
Former President Corazon C. Aquino will receive the prestigious David Rockefeller Bridging Leadership Award in New York City on November 2, 2005.  This award recognizes outstanding individuals who have helped unite various sectors and groups to address poverty and human suffering.

We salute Mrs. Aquino, who embodies the leadership qualities so difficult to find in current times.  She has led us through our difficult periods as a nation.  She has been with us in our struggles to regain, strengthen, and defend our democracy.  Even now, she inspires and guides us in our efforts to seek truth, justice and good governance.

Mrs. Aquino never sought prestige and power.  She reluctantly ran for President in the 1986 snap elections only after overwhelming public clamor.  In doing so, she helped people find their own voices and stand for their values.  Upon assuming the Presidency through a peaceful People Power revolution, she dismantled Marcos’ Martial Law apparatus and restored democratic institutions in the country.  In the process, she survived seven coup attempts, never resorting to martial or emergency rule.  At the end of her term, she turned over the reins of government to her duly-elected successor and quietly returned to her private life.

As a private citizen, Mrs. Aquino continues to inspire and lead by example.  She has identified and honored community leaders through her People Power People Movement and supported non-government organizations in their work.  She has promoted leadership training for future leaders.  And she is now embarking on a new project on microentrepreneurship to economically empower the poor.

The David Rockefeller Bridging Leadership Award affirms what we have known for many years – the integrity and self-sacrifice of Mrs. Aquino.  She has shown outstanding moral courage, daring to do what is right no matter how unpopular or risky.

In receiving the Rockefeller Award along with former World Bank President James Wolfensohn, Mrs. Aquino – earlier recognized by Time Magazine as Person of the Year in 1986 – once again brings honor to our country.

In her we find true leadership.  Mabuhay!

Florencio Abad

Rep. Henedina Abad

Carmencita Abella

Ernie Aboitiz

Emily Abrera

Rep. Neric Acosta

Fernando T. Aldaba

Felipe Alfonso

Guiameel Alim

Aris Alip

Ansari Alonto

Abdurahman Amin

Teresita Ang See

Eugenia D. Apostol

Emmanuel Areño

Fr. Catalino Arevalo, S.J.

Felicitas Aquino-Arroyo

Prescilla R. Atuel

Fe Ayala

Chito Ayala

David L. Balangue

Alfredo R.A. Bengzon

Amina Rasul-Bernardo

Fr. Joaquin G. Bernas, S.J.

Emilia Boncodin

Rafael Buenaventura

Cesar A. Buenaventura

Gerry Bulatao

Clifford Burkley

Fr. Carmelo Caluag

Ruth Callanta

Zacaria Candao

Rowel Candelaria

Ricky Carandang

Eduardo Carrascoso

Marilyn Cepe

Francis Chua

Jose Concepcion, Jr.

Jose L. Cuisia

Enrico Dayanghirang

Amb. Howard Dee

Teresita Quintos-Deles

Maria Socorro I. Diokno

Carlos G. Domiguez, Jr.

Rep. Faysah RPM Dumarpa

Baltazar Endriga

Joselito L. Erana

Ching L. Escaler

Fulgencio Factoran, Jr.

Jose A. Feria

Paula K. Feria

Teresita Banaynal-Fernandez

Bro. Edmundo Fernandez, FSC

Oscar Francisco

Fr. Manoling Francisco, S.J.

Victoria Garchitorena

Ernesto D. Garilao

Peter D. Garrucho

Jose Luis Martin Gascon

Jacinto Gavino

Edward S. Go

Corazon Guidote

Cielito F. Habito

Doris Magsaysay-Ho

Maan Hontiveros

Fr. Patrick Daniel Huang, SJ

Monico Jacob

Danny Javier

Vicente Jayme

Jose de Jesus

Edilberto de Jesus, Jr.

Nanette Kagaoan

Gerry Kaimo

Lorna Kapunan

Anna Marie Karaos

Bainon Karon

June Keithley

Bitay Lacson

Augusto Lagman

Oscar Lagman

Yasmin Busran-Lao

Cheche Lazaro

Bishop Antonio Ledesma

Zosimo Lee

Josie Lichauco

Francisco Licuanan

Alberto Lim

Narzalina Z. Lim

Alberto Lina

Cleofe Llamas

Victoria Loanzon

Louie Barcelon Locsin

Rep. Teodoro L. Locsin, Jr.

Msgr. Merlin Logronio

Gina Lopez

Cristina Lopez

Jose Ma. Lopez

Bro. Armin Luistro, FSC

Guillermo M. Luz

Sixto Donato Macasaet

Fr. Jose Magadia, SJ

Damaso Magbual

Sen. Ramon Magsaysay, Jr.

Cecilia Manahan

Mahar Mangahas

Bro. Robert McGovern

Angelita Gregorio-Medel

Fr. Eliseo “Jun” Mercado, OMI

Jose Ricardo Molina

Lourdes Montinola

Aurelio R. Montinola III

Vitaliano Nañagas III

Leah Navarro

Pauline L. Nayra

Elizabeth Nelle

Ricardo Nepomuceno

Bernie M. Nepomuceno

Imelda Nicolas

Bro. Bernie Oca, FSC

Jude Ocampo

Roberto F. de Ocampo

Yoly Villanueva-Ong

Ernesto Ordoñez

Sergio Ortiz-Luis

Bettina Lopez Osmeña

Sen. Sergio Osmeña

Cayetano Paderanga

Cresente Paez

Luz Palacios

Manuel V. Pangilinan

Patrick Pantaleon

Marietta Paragas

Guillermo Parayno

Jose Pardo

Marilyn Pardo

Jim Paredes

Ric Pascua

Bridget Pawid

Corazon S. dela Paz

Amb. Miguel Perez-Rubio

Presy Lopez Psinakis

Cesar Purisima

Manuel L. Quezon III

Susie Quiros

Jose Y. Quiros

Santanina Rasul

Susan D. Reyes

Remedios Ignacio-Rikken

Jesse Robredo

Joel Rocamora

Amb. Juan Jose Rocha

Vicente Romano III

Ricardo J. Romulo

Ramon del Rosario, Jr.

Pedro E. Roxas

Sen. Manuel Roxas II

Irene Morada Santiago

Juan Santos

Asuncion Santos

Paulynn Sicam

Corazon Juliano-Soliman

Danilo Songco

Mardi Mapa-Suplido

Luigi Tabuena

Bishop Luis Antonio Tagle

Mario Taguiwalo

Amb. Bienvenido Tan

Karen Tañada

Wigberto Tañada

July Teehankee

Aurora Francisco-Tolentino

Philip Tuaño

Ed Ugalde

Mila Magsaysay Valenzuela

Priscilla D. Valmonte

Miguel Varela

Rene Villa

Marilyn Villapando

Veronica Fenix Villavicencio

Bro. Eddie Villanueva

Bishop Socrates Villegas

Bernardo M. Villegas

Elizabeth Yang

Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala

- taken from the Philippine Daily Inquirer, November 2, 2005 issue
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