María Corazón Sumulong Cojuangco Aquino was a very important president and the first female president. She won against President Ferdinand Marcos in 1986. Marcos died three years after. Her term was only a transitory government. She participated in Edsa Revolution 1986 against Marcos when her husband was assassinated.
Mrs. Aquino died peacefully on August 1, 2009 just twenty days before her husband's death anniversary. She is survived by her children. Her son Benigno, became president in the succeeding year.
Many people, including UK's Queen Elizabeth II were affected by her death. For the reactions, see: