Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                             July 31, 2009
Statement from White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs

The President was deeply saddened by the death of former President of the Philippines Corazon Aquino.  Ms. Aquino played a crucial role in Philippines history, moving the country to democratic rule through her non-violent "People Power" movement over twenty years ago.  Her courage, determination, and moral leadership are an inspiration to us all and exemplify the best in the Filipino nation.  On behalf of the American people, the President extends his deepest condolences to the Aquino family and the nation of the Philippines.

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