Kris Aquino pens message to mom Cory on 9th death anniversary
MANILA, Philippines – Kris Aquino remembered her late mom Cory by posting a touching message on the ocassion of her 9th death anniversary Wednesday, August 1.
Cory, the first woman president, died on August 1, 2009 after battling colon cancer.
On Instagram, Kris shared how she felt "eerily" about the similar times and dates when her mom and dad died. Her father, the late senator Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino Jr was assassinated on August 21, 1983.
She also fondly recalled the time Cory would tease her, saying Kris needed a male version of her mom to calm her.
"Because of what I saw in you, I can still believe that TRUE, COMMITTED and ENDURING LOVE is REAL because Dad was your 1st, last, and only love... You’d tease me that my perfect match would be a male Cory for a lifetime partner because you said I was the female Ninoy, and only a male version of you would understand the passionate tigas ulo/bawal sumuko/kakayanin lahat (stubborn and will do everything) in me... Mom, malabo na sigurong mangyari pa yun (I think that won't happen anymore)," she said.
She also wrote Cory would have been proud to see her grandsons Josh and Bimby today. Kris said that the values Cory instilled in them makes her determined to be the best mother to her two kids.
"I don’t doubt you’re proud of all I achieved. But I hope from heaven you’re seeing pinipilit & pinagsisikapan kong maging (that I am trying and forcing myself to be) 'good mom' because – I had the best role model in you.
"You know August has always been tough for us – but you instilled dignity and strength in all your children. So maybe, hopefully you no longer worry about us."
2 AM, August 1, 2009 you said goodbye to us; you battled cancer willingly because you knew we needed those 17 borrowed months w/ you... your time of death & the date- had eerily the same numbers present as dad’s. He was killed 1 PM, August 21. In my heart i’m sure you’re happy in heaven now reunited w/ the only man you ever loved. Because of what i saw in you, i can still believe that TRUE, COMMITTED, & ENDURING LOVE is REAL because Dad was your 1st, last, & only love... You’d tease me that my perfect match would be a male Cory for a lifetime partner because you said i was the female Ninoy, and only a male version of you would understand the passionate “tigas ulo/bawal sumuko/kakayanin lahat” in me... Mom, malabo na sigurong mangyari pa yun. Nanghihinayang lang ako na hindi mo naabutan yung development ni kuya josh & how slim, respectful, generous in sharing, effortlessly kindhearted, polite, gentle & appreciative he’s grown up to be... since Bimb was only 2- you didn’t fully experience the male Kris in your youngest apo. For sure you’d be the proudest w/ how he’s turning out: excellent grades, articulate, truthful, protective, driven, caring, and responsible. But you’d also be laughing that just like his Mom- wala syang preno sa kadaldalan, he remembers everything & is always ready w/ HIS opinion... I don’t doubt you’re proud of all i achieved- but i hope from heaven you’re seeing pinipilit & pinagsisikapan kong maging “good mom” -because i had the BEST role model in YOU. You know August has always been tough for us- but you instilled dignity & strength in all your children. So maybe, hopefully you no longer worry about us. (Dance w/ My Father sung by @rnbjayr from my Universal Records album Blessings of Love.)
Meanwhile, Kris' sons Josh and Bimby joined their uncle, former president Noynoy Aquino, and aunts to the Manila Memorial to commemorate Cory's death anniversary.
Bimby recalled what he missed most about his grandmother.