Former President Cory Aquino’s timeline before her passing

August 1, 2009 10:55 am 

MANILA, August 1 –- The following is the timeline of President Corazon Cojuangco-Aquino in her battle with cancer until she died 3:28 p.m. August 1, 2009.

Year 2008

March 24 – Cory’s children Noynoy Aquino, Ma. Elena Cruz, Aurora Corazon Abellada, Victoria Elisa Tee and Kristina Bernadette Yap (actress Kris Aquino) announce in a public statement that Cory, 75, is diagnosed with colon cancer. Her children ask for prayers and request to respect her privacy while undergoing treatment. Cory is confined in Makati Medical Center and starts her chemotherapy in the evening.

December 22 – Cory issues an apology to former President Estrada for helping oust him in January 2001.

Year 2009

May 3 – Cory’s daughter Kris announces that her mother is set to undergo laparoscopic surgery to remove cancer cells from her colon after she passes medical tests.

May 4 – Cory undergoes laparoscopic surgery. Doctors start her pre-operation procedure at 6:30 am. She is wheeled in to the operating room past 9 am.

May 9 – Kris Aquino announces that Cory’s laparoscopic surgery was a success. She adds that the doctors were able to remove all cancer cells from Cory’s colon.

June 22 – Cory is confined at Makati Medical Center due to lack of appetite.

June 30 – A 9-day healing mass for Cory is held at the Greenbelt Chapel in Makati City.

July 1 – Cory is moved out of the intensive care unit of the Makati Medical Center, according to a staff of Sen. Noynoy Aquino.

July 2 to July 31 – Cory is checks in and out of the Makati Medical Center.

August 1, 3:28 p.m. – Former President Corazon C. Aquino dies of cardiac arrest. (PNA)/V3/JCA/


One Response to “Former President Cory Aquino’s timeline before her passing”

  1. pandy on August 2nd, 2009 12:33 am

    Auntie Cory, You are forever and ever in our hearts but most of all you are with JESUS!!!! GOD BLESS THE AQUINO FAMILY and the PHILIPPINES!!!! LOVE Pandy