AKIN Corazon Kohuangko (Aquino Corazon Cojuangco)( President of the Philippines.)
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Biography AKIN Corazon Kohuangko (Aquino Corazon Cojuangco)
Born January 25, 1933 in Manila. She studied at the monastic schools in the Philippines and the U.S.. In 1954 she graduated from the College of Mount Saint Vincent in New York. In October 1954 she married Benigno Aquino - a journalist and political activist. In 1972, Benigno was a senator and was considered a contender for the presidency. After Ferdinand Marcos declared a state of emergency, Benigno was arrested. In May 1980 he was allowed to leave the United States to carry out heart surgery. After surgery, the family settled in Newport, Aquino (pc. Mass.). Benigno returned to the Philippines to participate in the political struggle against the Marcos regime and in August 1983, immediately after arrival in the country, was killed by soldiers. Corazon returned to his homeland to continue the work of her husband and lead the opposition.
Marcos appointed the election in February 1986, hoping that the support of the army and control over the electoral apparatus, and a split in the opposition will allow him to win. However, the opposition rallied around Corazon Aquino, advancing it as a single presidential candidate. After Marcos declared himself the winner in the elections, Aquino urged the people to disobey. On the support of Aquino's Defense Minister and the Deputy Chief of General Staff. February 25, 1986 there were two inauguration - Marcos and Corazon. However, the same day Marcos fled the country.
One of the first steps Aquino as president was the release of political prisoners. In February 1987, adopted a new constitution. Military and supporters of Marcos was committed seven coup attempts, they were suppressed. In 1991 relations between the Philippines and the U.S. has been sliding following the refusal of the Philippine Senate to ratify the treaty on the U.S. military presence in the Philippines.
Aquino decided not to stand for election at the next election and announced his successor, Defense Minister Fidel Ramos. In May 1992, Ramos was elected president, and Aquino, resigned with the intention to engage the private lives. Nevertheless, she continued to make disclosures Marcos regime. In December 1998, Aquino has demanded from the wife of dictator Imelda Marcos to return 10 billion. dollars that Marcos had stolen from the treasury