Press Release
February 21, 2019

Sen. Bam relives Tita Cory's People Power journey, visits Carmelite Monastery

CEBU CITY -- Sen. Bam Aquino relived the journey of his aunt, former President Cory Aquino, before the historic 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution that ousted a dictator and restored democracy in the country.

On Thursday, Sen. Bam visited the Carmelite Monastery in Barangay Mabolo that took in and protected Cory and her youngest daughter, Kris, for several days before the bloodless revolution on Feb 25, 1986.

According to Sen. Bam, he got a chance to talk to the Carmelite Sisters, some of whom still remember the time when they gave refuge to the former President.

"This convent is very, very special to us dahil sila ang nagtago kay Tita Cory back in the 80s," Sen. Bam said after the visit.

"A number of them still remember that time, kung paano siya tinulungan ng mga Sister," Sen. Bam pointed out, adding that the Sisters offered to pray for him and his campaign.

Sen. Bam recalled that he and his mother, Melanie, were in Manila before deciding to join the others who were already gathering at EDSA at that time.

In a radio interview before his visit to the monastery, Sen. Bam acknowledged the existence of efforts to undermine the Aquino legacy, including that of his uncle and aunt, former Sen. Ninoy Aquino and former President Cory Aquino.

"Pero alam ko mahal na mahal ng Cebu si Tita Cory, kinupkop pa ng mga Carmelites noong Martial Law," said Sen. Bam.

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