On the third anniversary of former President Corazon Aquino's passing, GMA News TV airs the inspiring History Channel Documentary about her life, “Cory Aquino: The Housewife Who Led a Revolution”.
Cory Aquino became the symbol of the Filipino people fighting against a dictatorship. Upon the murder of her husband Ninoy, she was propelled to the forefront of a movement that became a revolution.
"Cory Aquino: The Housewife Who Led a Revolution" includes valuable archival video of the Marcos era and Martial Law years as well as of the Edsa Revolution and Aquino’s first years in office -- footage few of today's youth have ever seen.
The documentary features interviews with those close to the former President including former senators Joker Arroyo and Jovito Salonga, former President Fidel V. Ramos, human rights lawyer Rene Saguisag and current President Noynoy Aquino, to name just a few.
"The Marcos years were the darkest in our country's post-war history," says Executive Producer Kara Magsanoc-Alikpala. "Many paid the ultimate price to restore decency, dignity and democracy in the Philippines. We pay tribute to those heroes, many of them unknown, who chose to fight the culture of fear, silence, corruption and intimidation. "
It took Alikpala's production team 6 months to complete the documentary. “Cory Aquino: The Housewife Who Led a Revolution” airs Thursday night, August 2 at 8 pm, preempting Investigative Documentaries on GMA News TV Channel 11.