Jan 242015
Yellow flowers on Sunday adorned the tomb of former President Corazon Aquino on what would have been her 82nd birthday.

Many Filipinos also went to the Manila Memorial Park to pay their respects to the former leader, radio dzBB’s Mao dela Cruz reported.

Photos tweeted by dzBB’s dela Cruz showed people leaving flowers or standing briefly in front of the tomb.

Mrs. Aquino is the mother of incumbent President Benigno Aquino III.

She is best remembered for helping restore democracy after being catapulted to the presidency following the EDSA revolution ousted then strongman Ferdinand Marcos in 1986.

The former leader died after a bout with cancer on Aug . 1, 2009. Joel Locsin/LBG, GMA News

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