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CORAZON COJUANGCO AQUINO
 

Corazon (Cory), born Corazon Cojuangco, was the daughter of a wealthy landed family and was educated in Manila and at Roman Catholic convent schools in the United States. She graduated from Mount St Vincent College in New York and studied law at Far Eastern mUniversity in Manila. She married Benigno Simeon Aquino (Ninoy) in 1954.

She graduated valedictorian at her elementary class at St. Scholastica's College and her first year in high school was spent in the Assumption Convent in Manila.In 1946 her family left for the United States and she was enrolled at Ravenhill Academy in Philadelphia. Corazon finished her junior and senior years at Notre Dame. In 1949, she entered Mount St. Vincent College in New York where she graduatedm in 1954 with a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in French.

Corazon Aquino became the first woman president of the Philippines in 1986 when shedefeated Ferdinand E. Marcos. After she became president, she abolished the National Assembly and replaced the constitution with a new one that was adopted by popular vote in 1987. She had been married to Benigno Aquino, who was assasinated in 1983.

 
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