No Other Actress – “…Naibahagi rin ni Kris na kinausap na siya ni ABS-CBN president Charo-Santos Concio sa planong isapelikula ang buhay ni Tita Cory na ipo-prodyus naman ng Star Cinema. “Nung binanggit sa akin ni Ma’m Charo if we would be interested—the family—to have Ate Vi portray mom in a movie that Star Cinema is interested to produce, I immediately asked my sisters and they said they could not think of any other actress but Vilma Santos to portray mom,” pahayag ni Kris sa The Buzz. “Pero as it is, wala pa namang final pero syempre malaking bagay para sa pamilya namin na Vilma Santos is Vilma Santos. We really feel she can give justice.” Nakiusap naman si Kris na sana naman ay hindi magdulot ng hidwaan ang pagpili kung sino ang gaganap sa papel ng kanyang mga magulang sa gagawing mga pelikula. “Sana hindi magkaroon ng gulo or any alitan kung sino dapat ang maging Ninoy o maging Cory. Let’s just wait. And I think the rights belong to our family naman kung sino ang pipiliin namin or kung sino man talaga ang maglalatag ng magandang storya. Bigyan kami ng pagkakataon to listen to everybody,” pakiusap ni Kris….” – Push, 24 Aug 2009 (READ MORE)
Maria Corazon Sumulong “Cory” Cojuangco-Aquino (January 25, 1933 – August 1, 2009) was the 11th President of the Philippines, the first woman to hold that office, and the first female president in Asia. She led the 1986 People Power Revolution, which toppled Ferdinand Marcos and restored democracy in the Philippines. She was named “Woman of the Year” in 1986 by Time magazine. A self-proclaimed “plain housewife,” Aquino was married to Senator Benigno Aquino, Jr., the staunchest critic of then President Ferdinand Marcos. After her husband’s assassination on August 21, 1983, upon returning to the Philippines after four years in exile in the United States, Corazon Aquino emerged as the leader of the opposition against the Marcos administration. In late 1985, when President Marcos called for a snap election, Aquino ran for president with former senator Salvador Laurel as her vice-presidential running mate. After the elections were held on February 7, 1986, and the Batasang Pambansa proclaimed Marcos the winner in the elections, she called for massive civil disobedience protests, declaring herself as having been cheated and as the real winner in the elections. Filipinos enthusiastically heeded her call and rallied behind her. These events eventually led to the ousting of Marcos and the installation of Aquino as President of the Philippines on February 25, 1986 through the “People Power Revolution.” As President, Aquino oversaw the promulgation of a new constitution, which limited the powers of the presidency and established a bicameral legislature. Her administration gave strong emphasis and concern for civil liberties and human rights, and peace talks with communist insurgents and Muslim secessionists. Aquino’s economic policies centered on bringing back economic health and confidence and focused on creating a market-oriented and socially responsible economy. Aquino’s administration also faced a series of coup attempts and destructive natural calamities and disasters until the end of her term in 1992. Succeeded by Fidel V. Ramos as President in 1992, Aquino returned to private life although she remained active in the public eye, often voicing her views and opinions on the pressing political issues. In 2008, Aquino was diagnosed with colon cancer from which she died on August 1, 2009. Her son Benigno Aquino III was elected president and was sworn in on June 30, 2010. – Wikipedia (READ MORE)
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