Cory Aquino

Her Works


Reconstructing the Philippine Economy: Days of Freedom
Delivered at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Septemter 29, 1992

The rest of the world may be more aware of the pain and the glory behind our efforts to restore democracy. Few realize that with these exertions went Herculean efforts to reconstruct a broken economy.

Prayer Power
Delivered at the UNIV Conference, Rome, Italy
April 5, 1993

By prayer, one acknowledges the weakness of the human person, no matter how high the office he or she may hold and how great the authority they wield. The higher the office, the greater the power, the more one should pray.

Freedom, Human Rights, and the Philippine Experience
Delivered during the World Conference on Human Rights, Vienna, Austria
June 16, 1993

Some equate democracy in the third world with chaos. My contention is that there is no greater chaos than order when it is used as a rationale for depriving people of their freedom.

Remembering Ninoy: Our Freedom Founded on His Sacrifice
Delivered on the 10th Anniversary of Ninoy's Death, Sto. Domingo Church
August 21, 1993

“The Filipino is worth dying for.” Ninoy’s famous words obscure the full measure of his sacrifice. The words make it seem that he died in the course of an ongoing struggle, when in fact he had to die to get the fight started at all. If the Filipino had truly been worth dying for, Ninoy might still be alive.

Reflections on the Restoration of Democracy in the Philippines
The University of the Sacred Heart, Milan, Italy
24 October 1995

The Role of NGOs in Strengthening Democracy
Cape Town, South Africa
May 26, 1996

J. William Fulbright Prize: A Great Honor
State Department, Washington D.C., USA
October 11, 1996

The Ultimate Bottomline: People
Young Presidents' Organization Regional Conference, Shangri-la Hotel, Manila
October 31, 1996

Constitutionalism: The Rule of Law and the Changing Times
LAW ASIA Conference, PICC, Manila
August 28, 1997
Trust in the Filipino
Prayer Rally, Rizal Park, Manila
September 21, 1997
The Next Trial of Democracy
Ecumencial Prayer Service for Clean and Honest Elections, Manila Cathedral
November 20, 1997
A Call for Transformation, Courage and Selflessness
15th Death Anniversary of Ninoy, EDSA Shrine
August 21, 1998
For Ninoy and the People
Ramon Magsaysay Awards, Manila
August 31, 1998

The Gifts of Democracy
World Affairs Council, Houston, Texas
May 28, 1999

It Is Burma's Time now
Forum on Democratic Leaders in Asia Pacific, Seoul, Korea
June 23, 1999
This Country Will Always Be Free
Ayala Avenue, Makati
August 20, 1999
Building Homes, Building Lives
Wenceslao Village, San Roque Dau I, Lubao, Pampanga
December 16, 1999
Women Leaders Can Make A Difference
Global Forum of Women Political Leaders, PICC, Manila
January 17, 2000
Searching Out the Truth
The Konrad Adenauer Center for Nationalism, Ateneo de Manila University, Rockwell Center, Makati City
June 8, 2000
Nurturing New Leaders Beyond Politics
First International Conference of Asian Political Parties, Manila Hotel
September 18, 2000
Praying for Enlightenment
EDSA Shrine
October 17, 2000

Between Right and Wrong
Kongreso ng Mamamayang Pilipino KOMPIL II, Ateneo de Manila University
October 29, 2000
Quick, Peaceful and Just Resolution
Prayer Rally, EDSA Shrine
November 4, 2000
Towards a Responsible Society
Luncheon Dialogue with Business Associations, Hotel Intercontinental, Makati City
November 17, 2000
We Demand the Truth, We Call for Change
Malate Church Plaza, Manila
December 7, 2000
People Power 2
Parangal ng Ateneo, Tanglaw ng Bayan, Ateneo de Manila University
February 20, 2001
Towards A New People Power Generation
On the 21st Death Anniversary of Ninoy
August 21, 2004
Our Hope is in Ourselves
On her 72nd Birthday
January 25, 2005

Financing for the Poor: Beyond the Numbers
Synergos Global Philanthropists Circle
Learning Visit to the Philippines
February 25, 2005
Pray for Enlightenment and Discernment
Ateneo de Manila University
July 1, 2005

Power of Prayer
St. Scholastica's College
July 14, 2005
On the 22nd Death Anniversary of Ninoy
Manila Memorial Park
August 21, 2005
We Must Make A Stand
Misa para sa Katotohanan
Church of the Gesu, Ateneo de Manila University
September 13, 2005
For Truth and Justice
Miriam College
September 30, 2005
Building and Crossing Bridges Together
Global Philanthropists Circle Annual Meeting
Brooklyn, New York
November 2, 2005
People Power vs. Poverty through Micro-Enterprise
AIM Conference Center
February 23, 2006
Creating the Infrastructure for Micro-enterprise in the Philippines: PinoyME as a Collaborative Vehicle for Change
Speech delivered at the Silang Seminar on International Development
International Institute for Rural Development
June 20, 2007

The Moral Dimension of People Power
Speech delivered at the Joint MBC-MAP General Membership Meeting & PinoyME 2nd Anniversary
February 26, 2008

Filipino Heroism and the iamninoy Campaign
Speech delivered at the Symposium on Filipino Heroism
Marilen Gaerlan Conservatory, De La Salle University
November 27, 2008

Thoughts, Hopes on 23rd Anniversary of EDSA 1
Article written exclusively for The Philippine Star
February 25, 2009

Statement on Con-Ass
Read by grandson Kiko Dee at the Anti-ConAss Rally on Ayala Avenue
June 10, 2009

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