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Saturday, August 15, 2009


To all my friends, visitors, constant droppers thank you and my apology if I was not able to visit you back. Thru this blogging world I meet many friends some are so close to my heart that I can open my life even the very private part of it. I thank all my friends ( you know who you are) to whom I confide all my personal problems, those who always there anytime I need them in term of blogging problems and even my personal life problems. After the first storm I had where I posted here also, I struggle hard to solve that problems. I prayed a lot and also many of you say some prayers for me. I thought it will ends well, the past few months my life is very colorful as you read in all my updates in FB and even here in my blog itself. I thought its a good sign that the issue I had will end well but I only had false hope. I need to give time to myself to cry over and over until the pain lessen..Again thank you to everybody.. I will update my plurk.....and I will be back soon.........

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


I am so excited to my first day in college. In first day I meet some group of freshmen students who are taking the same course as I am. All of us have the same schedule or we call it black section. All my classmates are so kind and down to earth, even they are from a medium level family not like me I almost can’t afford to eat snacks everyday because I had to save my allowance for other expenses in school. I am so honest with them with my status as a student, so most of the time they always pay for my snacks so I can go with them. I can say that my college day is the most hard of my life in that moment, I have to take care of my niece in the morning, do some household chores like laundry etc., and attending classed at 1pm to 9pm. There is time that I go home so late because we live in a place that not too much public transportation(jeepney) at night. My cousin owned a passenger jeepney so sometimes she asked favor to the driver to work until 10pm so before he parked the jeepney he can wait for me. I am so great full to the driver (RIP) who always waiting for me. There is time that I go home so late because of waiting for passenger jeepney who will go inside our village. And I alwaysendup crying when I got home. But every tears is a challenge for me to be more strong and focus on the dreams that I want to have my COLLEGE DIPLOMA . So as life goes on… mylifestory continues…


My hubby always talks about how he and his old friends planned to go travel around the world to exotic places. I see the sadness and disappointment because those dreams never came to pass. He talks about where they would have gone and as they had a Rock Band wanted to do shows all around the world. We come up with so many places that we want to visit together too, like Italy, Greece, France, and India. He really wanted to go and see beautiful foreign, and special places, but unfortunately we could not afford to. I started searching the web to find some place that we might afford to visit, and finally make some of those old longing desires to wander, come true. Thankfully, I stumbled upon this one contest where we might win vacations to the places I mentioned. By entering the Stouffers-panini great contest! This offer is to promote their new products like Bistro Chicken Soulaki, Bistro Meatballs and Peppers, Lean Cuisine Mango Chicken, Tikka and Lean Cuisine Grilled Vegetables and Goat Cheese. After I read all about their great foods, I discussed it right away with my husband and he loves all their food. It’s not only about the food but most importantly for us is the prize they are offering , a $ 10,000 dollar gift card that they can use on their escapades. Aside from the gift card they are also giving away twelve Sony Digital Camcorders which are valued of $500.00. My husband is so excited about it because he loves taking pictures wherever they go. It’s so easy to enter this contest justregister here. The registration process allows you one free entry one unique UPC code entry per day. So don’t wait, register now and maybe you will be the lucky one. This contest is for Canadian citizen only. Post?slot_id=

Monday, August 10, 2009


feed our soul with God's words everyday
Turn us again to yourself, O God. Make your face shine down upon us. Only then will we be saved.

Psalms 80:3



This Sunday morning, I woke up and was preparing to go to Church. My hubby had went and showered ahead of me, and after a nice refreshing shower I came out into the living room to find my husband crying. He was watching some video, and I was expecting him to be getting ready so that we could get to Church in time for him to prepare for Choir. Instead I found him crying to this video! Not only was he crying, but after it finished he was so moved that he was actually weeping, and I had to console him. I didn’t understand what was so disturbing to him. Until I watched the video, and almost started crying myself! Sometimes my husband is quite hard and can be cold at times. Sometimes he gets sentimental, and I’ve seen him cry before, usually over the concern of a loved one etc. But after watching this video and seeing for myself, I tried to understand why he was so emotional. I tried to console him the best that I could, but in the end, finally, the only and best consolation was to give, and share FREE HUGS! Now after you watch the video give a HUG TO WHOEVER'S NEAR YOU..


Sunday, August 9, 2009


Blessed Sunday to Everyone

The Church Life
As we have already learned, we must share the good news of the gospel with everyone--including unbelievers whom we count as friends. But our closest friends should be chosen carefully. Our free time must be balanced with the right Christian influence, with those who can help us as we grow in the Lord and seek to do His will. "Happy are those who reject the advice of evil men, who do not follow the example of sinners or join those who have no use for God. Instead, they find joy in obeying the Law of the Lord, and they study it day and night" (Psalm 1:1-2). We want to study the Bible by ourselves and with Christian friends. We also need to hear God's Word preached, "So then, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message comes through preaching Christ" (Romans 10:17). "Let us not give up the habit of meeting together, as some are doing. Instead, let us encourage one another all the more, since you see that the Day of the Lord is coming nearer" (Hebrews 10:25). When believers gather together they should be supportive one of another. There is strength in unity, strength in singing and praising the Lord together. "And so there is no division in the body, but all its different parts have the same concern for one another. If one part of the body suffers, all the other parts suffer with it; if one part is praised, all the other parts share its happiness" (1 Corinthians 12:25-26). God has a plan whereby we can share in the financial concerns of the local body and at the same time reach out to others. Hebrews 7:2-9 gives us an example from the life of Abraham who gave one tenth (a tithe) of everything he had. Yet giving tithes may not be enough. The Pharisees, religious leaders of their day, paid tithes, but Jesus said that our standard of giving should be far above theirs. He said they were giving a tenth even of their seasoning herbs, such as mint, dill, and cumin, but neglecting the really important teachings of the Law, such as justice and mercy and honesty (Matthew 23:23). Jesus went on to explain that we must be faithful in all that God has asked. We want to give generously of our money and at the same time listen for whatever else the Lord wants. He may ask for more of our time, our talents--even our plans for the future. Whatever it might be, we can lay it down as an offering of love to Him who first loved us.

Verse of the week
If one part of the body suffers, all the other parts suffer with it; if one part is praised, all the other parts share its happiness.
- 1 Corinthians 12:26


feed our soul with God's words everyday

If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

– Romans 10:9


Saturday, August 8, 2009


Last week I'm craving with sweets but I don't want chocolate so I decided to dig my grocery cabinet and found some fruitcocktail and condense milk. So I think to make buko salad but I don't have buko(young coconut), but I just made fruit salad and it came out good though. My hubby loves it. I really wish that I have buko... I missed buko salad already.



feed our soul with God's words everyday
We thank you, O God! We give thanks because you are near. People everywhere tell of your wonderful deeds.
– Psalms 75:1

Friday, August 7, 2009


Thank You Vhing of YANORZAH'S JOURNEY and Mel of My Daily Thoughts and Moods for sharing this award. Having any awards in anything you do will made us more inspired to do the job more better. Sis Vhing an apology for late posting and Sis Mel thanks for this award.

To accept this award do the following:

1. Thank the person who nominated you for this award. 2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog. 3. Link to the person who nominated you for this award. 4. Name 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting. 5. Nominate 7 Kreativ Bloggers 6. Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate. 7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know they have been nominated.

***7 interesting things about me?

1. I am from the Philippines 2. I gave up my luxurious life style in my country to be with the man I love.(sigh) 3. I am very emotional person. 4. I am a homebody person 5. I love to eat but hate to cook. 6. I can't hardly sleep with out my hubby in my side. 7. I hate sunshine LOL (especially here in US) I'm sharing this award to all my friends here...Guyz pls grab you copy



feed our soul with God's words everyday
My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; he is mine forever.
– Psalms 73:26 Subscribe

Thursday, August 6, 2009


There was a little boy visiting his grandparents on their farm. He was given a slingshot to play with out in the woods.He practiced in the woods; but he could never hit the target.Getting a little discouraged, he headed back for dinner.As he was walking back he saw Grandma's pet duck.
Just out of impulse, he let the slingshot fly, hit the duck square in the head and killed it. He was shocked and grieved!In a panic, he hid the dead duck in the wood pile; only to see his Sister watching! Sally had seen it all, but she said nothing.
After lunch the next day Grandma said, 'Sally, let's wash the dishes'But Sally said, 'Grandma, Johnny told me he wanted to help in the kitchen.'Then she whispered to him, "Remember the duck?'So Johnny did the dishes.Later that day, Grandpa asked if the children wanted to go fishing and Grandma said, 'I'm sorry but I need Sally to help make supper.'Sally just smiled and said, 'well that's all right because Johnny told me he wanted to help?She whispered again, 'Remember the duck?' So Sally went fishing and Johnny stayed to help.
After several days of Johnny doing both his chores and Sally's; he finally couldn't stand it any longer.He came to Grandma and confessed that he had killed the duck.Grandma knelt down, gave him a hug and said, 'Sweetheart, I know.. You see, I was standing at the window and I saw the whole thing, but because I love you, I forgave you. I was just wondering how long you would let Sally make a slave of you.
Thought for the day and every day thereafter:
Whatever is in your past, whatever you have done... And the devil keeps throwing it up in your face (lying, cheating, debt, fear, bad habits, hatred, anger, bitterness, etc.)...whatever it is...You need to know that: God was standing at the window and He saw the whole thing.
He has seen your whole life.... He wants you to know that He loves you and that you are forgiven. He's just wondering how long you will let the devil make a slave of you.The great thing about God is that when you ask for forgiveness; He not only forgives you, but He forgets.It is by God's grace and mercy that we are saved. When Jesus died on the cross; he was thinking of you!


Feed our Soul with God's Words Everyday

And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don't know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words.

– Romans 8:26

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


I arrived home at 4am from work and can't sleep right away. I decided to go online and see if my siblings in the Philippines are online and luckily my sister is waiting for me to get online. We talk almost two hours with her kids. It's good feelings though to talk to your family with the high technology of webcam it's almost your talking to each other face to face. My sister asking me if I got already the package she sent. After we talk I go to sleep and early at 9Am somebody knocking the door and I was so deeply sleep. I almost scream when I opened the door. Fortunately, the mailman handed to me the box from PI. And here are the package from my sister. She send me noodles, some cooking stuff, and some medicines, some facial soaps, and facial cleanser and of course my favorite Batangas coffee. She send 2 kilos of fresh batangas coffee that even the box is close you can smell the fresh coffee. I am so thankful to my sister since I came here in US she always send me packages , medicines and etc. It feel me sad because I can't afford to send them back some packages.LOL.. I hope I will find a good paying job so I can be generous again to my siblings. But for sure they understand my situation right now.. So folks if you want some COFFEE I can send it to you..Just let me know...LOL


Our wedding anniversary is coming soon. Me and my hubby were talking about where we will go to celebrate this special day. We come up with so many places we want to visit like Italy, Greece, France, and India. We really wanted to go and see these beautiful and special places, but unfortunately we can’t afford to at this time. So I started browsing the net to find some place that we might afford to visit for our anniversary and luckily I stumbled upon this one contest where we might win visitations to the places I mentioned. By entering the Stouffers-panini great contest! This offer is to promote their new products like Bistro Chicken Soulaki, Bistro Meatballs and Peppers, Lean Cuisine Mango Chicken, Tikka and Lean Cuisine Grilled Vegetables and Goat Cheese. After I read all about their great foods, I discussed it right away with my husband and he loves all their food. It’s not only about the food but most importantly for us is the prize they are offering , a $ 10,000 dollar gift card that we can use on our escapades. Aside from the gift card they are also giving away twelve Sony Digital Camcorders which are valued of $500.00. Wont it be great folks if we win this contest, we will have the gift card and a camcorder that will capture all our sweet moments on our special day. It’s so easy to enter this contest just register here. The registration process allows you one free entry one unique UPC code entry per day. So don’t wait, register here and maybe you will be the lucky one. This offer is available to Canadian residents only.


My friends it is wednesday, once again and I am glad to share to you the WORDS OF JOY..

But the fruit of the spirit is LOVE, JOY, PEACE, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfullness, gentleness and SELF -CONTROL...
Galatians 5:22-23, NIV



Feed our soul with God's words..
For his Spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we are God's children.
– Romans 8:16


Once in while I planned to do breast augmentation but after we consulted a surgeon my husband decided to hold it for a while. At first I am so nervous and shy to discussed it to the surgeon. But after I talked to my friend who had undergo Breast Implants, I feel more confident to do it for myself. I found out some imformation about Saline Breast Implants at one website called In their site you will learn that Saline breast Implants is better than anything else. This new and improved silicone gel implants have the same outer silicone shell within which is new cohesive silicone gel. This Saline breast implants come in different shapes, surface, texture and sizes depends on your desired shapes. After I read all their information regarding Saline breast implants , I decided to do very soon. So if you are planning to be sexy by adding your bumper, better choose saline breast implants.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


Starting today I will share a daily Bible reading verse,,,
Praise God, who did not ignore my prayer or withdraw his unfailing love from me.
– Psalms 66:20


My Life is but a weaving Between my LORD and Me I cannot choose the colors He worketh steadily. Oftimes He weaveth sorrow, And I in foolish pride Forget He sees the upper And I, the underside. Not till the loom is silent And the shuttles cease to fly Shall GOD unroll the canvas And explain the reason why The dark threads are as needful In the Weaver's skillful hand As the threads of gold and silver In the pattern HE has planned.

now I realize that whatever I am going through this days... I always have my GOD, my SAVIOUR who will never leave me.. He Knows everything about me.... Subscribe

Monday, August 3, 2009


It's Monday again and I am here to continue sharing MyLifeStory.......
After I graduated in high school I was so worried if I can continue my studies in college. Me and M my best friend always talking where we’re going to enroll. At first I really want to be a nurse but it’s quite expensive so I decided to take Accountancy. Before the classes begin finally my cousin told me that I can inquire on one colleges in town and I am so excited, happy, and thankful that my cousin will continue supporting my studies. After I submitted all my primary requirements and took the entrance exam I was so excited when I got the result that I passed the exam for Accountancy. I am so excited for the first day but at the same time nervous also. Thinking who will be my classmates, professors etc. My cousin always reminded me that college life has a big difference in high school life. She always reminded me also that I had focus more on my studies and be sure to pass all my subjects during the particular semester if I want to graduate in time. She warned me that once I failed any of my subjects, I don’t have any choice but to stop and go back to the province. I understand her, actually I am so thankful that inspire of having two kids in private school they still tried to support my studies. So even it’s hard for me to attend my school in afternoon session, no matter for me. All I had in my mind that time is to finish my college. The first day is coming pretty soon…


A quick note before go to bed... How's your Sunday folks... My sunday is so good... Finally after quite sometimes that we don't go to church today my hubby decided to attend sunday service.. I feel so peaceful and my spirit lift up in spite of all the problems and trials that I am dealing right now. I always hope and waiting for God's promises.. And I am so thankful that God blessed my blog with PR1. I need to work more so Mr G will increase my PR...thanks folks for constant visit and leaving some comments. It's highly appreciated..Good night...

Sunday, August 2, 2009


Blessed Sunday to Everyone


The mission of the church is to preach the gospel to all mankind. Jesus Himself gave this commission before He went back to His Father. "Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures, and said to them, 'This is what is written: the Messiah must suffer and must rise from death three days later, and in his name the message about repentance and the forgiveness of sins must be preached to all nations, beginning in Jerusalem'" (Luke 24:45-47).


Christ loved the church and gave His life for it. For what purpose? "He did this to dedicate the church to God by his word, after making it clean by washing it in water, in order to present the church to himself in all its beauty--pure and faultless, without spot or wrinkle or any other imperfection" (Ephesians 5:26-27). The church will be praising God both in heaven and on earth where they will reign with Christ. "You have made them a kingdom of priests to serve our God, and they shall rule on earth ... And I heard every creature in heaven, on earth, in the world below, and in the sea--all living beings in the universe--and they were singing: 'To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb, be praise and honor, glory and might, forever and ever!'" (Revelation 5:10, 13).


This is what is written: the Messiah must suffer and must rise from death three days later, and in his name the message about repentance and the forgiveness of sins must be preached to all nations, beginning in Jerusalem.

- Luke 24:45-47 Subscribe

Saturday, August 1, 2009


Today my Hubby and I went on a date to Downtown Detroit. We were very hungry because we left the house without eating lunch so when we arrived Downtown we decided to try out the famous Buffet at the Greektown Casino. The line to get inside was a great adventure! It really was just like waiting in line for the roller coaster at an amusement park, and just as many people. Only on this line for just over $20 two people could eat and drink themselves to death! lol The food was truly extravagant. For a self serve buffet, the various cuisines, and cultures were amazing. There really was more food than you could shake a stick at! lol My husband tried a specialty Squash Soup, fell in love, and went bananas! He loved it so much and then started rambling about how it was the very best soup that he had ever tasted, and went as far as to accuse the Owners of creating subliminal soup, because his inner child was awakening from this incredible experience! At the end of our main feasting I asked my hubby if he would like to get dessert with me, but he insisted on having another entire bowl of that soup as I sampled the delicious pies, and cheesecake.



Last night after I came from work, my hubby is telling me about the death of Philippines former and first lady president PRES. CORY AQUINO. He is asking about her., to tell him the brief description I told my hubby that she is the mother of his favorite host of Deal or No Deal (philippine version) my hubby likes Kris so much... President Cory as Philippine people called her is the woman of pride and dignity.. I am so sad when I know that she passed away already. I knew she's been in hospital quite sometimes battling for her cancer but to knew that she's gone it's really sad for sure not only for my countrymen but also almost all over the world,.Thank you former President for the freedom you shared with your countrymen..
To read more....WHO IS TITA (Auntie)CORY AQUINO pls scrolldown
MANILA, Philippines – Former President Corazon Aquino, who swept away a dictator with a "people power" revolt and then sustained democracy by fighting off seven coup attempts in six years, died on Saturday, her son said. She was 76. The uprising she led in 1986 ended the repressive 20-year regime of Ferdinand Marcos and inspired nonviolent protests across the globe, including those that ended Communist rule in eastern Europe. But she struggled in office to meet high public expectations. Her land redistribution program fell short of ending economic domination by the landed elite, including her own family. Her leadership, especially in social and economic reform, was often indecisive, leaving many of her closest allies disillusioned by the end of her term. Still, the bespectacled, smiling woman in her trademark yellow dress remained beloved in the Philippines, where she was affectionately referred to as "Tita (Auntie) Cory." "She was headstrong and single-minded in one goal, and that was to remove all vestiges of an entrenched dictatorship," Raul C. Pangalangan, former dean of the Law School at the University of the Philippines, said earlier this month. "We all owe her in a big way." Her son, Sen. Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III, said his mother died at 3:18 a.m. Saturday (1918 GMT Friday). Aquino was diagnosed with advanced colon cancer last year and confined to a Manila hospital for more than a month. Her son said the cancer had spread to other organs and she was too weak to continue her chemotherapy. Supporters have been holding daily prayers for Aquino in churches in Manila and throughout the country for a month. Masses were scheduled for later Saturday, and yellow ribbons were tied on trees around her neighborhood in Quezon city. President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, who is on an official visit to the United States, said in a statement that "the entire nation is mourning" Aquino's demise. Arroyo declared a period of national mourning and announced a state funeral would be held for the late president. TV stations on Saturday were running footage of Aquino's years together with prayers while her former aides and supporters offered condolences. "Today our country has lost a mother," said former President Joseph Estrada, calling Aquino "a woman of both strength and graciousness." Even the exiled Communist Party founder Jose Maria Sison, whom Aquino freed from jail in 1986, paid tribute from the Netherlands. Aquino's unlikely rise began in 1983 when her husband, opposition leader Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino Jr., was assassinated on the tarmac of Manila's international airport as he returned from exile in the United States to challenge Marcos, his longtime adversary. The killing enraged many Filipinos and unleashed a broad-based opposition movement that thrust Aquino into the role of national leader. "I don't know anything about the presidency," she declared in 1985, a year before she agreed to run against Marcos, uniting the fractious opposition, the business community, and later the armed forces to drive the dictator out. Maria Corazon Cojuangco was born on Jan. 25, 1933, into a wealthy, politically powerful family in Paniqui, about 75 miles (120 kilometers) north of Manila. She attended private school in Manila and earned a degree in French from the College of Mount St. Vincent in New York. In 1954 she married Ninoy Aquino, the fiercely ambitious scion of another political family. He rose from provincial governor to senator and finally opposition leader. Marcos, elected president in 1965, declared martial law in 1972 to avoid term limits. He abolished the Congress and jailed Aquino's husband and thousands of opponents, journalists and activists without charges. Aquino became her husband's political stand-in, confidant, message carrier and spokeswoman. A military tribunal sentenced her husband to death for alleged links to communist rebels but, under pressure from U.S. President Jimmy Carter, Marcos allowed him to leave in May 1980 for heart surgery in the U.S. It was the start of a three-year exile. With her husband at Harvard University holding court with fellow exiles, academics, journalists and visitors from Manila, Aquino was the quiet homemaker, raising their five children and serving tea. Away from the hurly-burly of Philippine politics, she described the period as the best of their marriage. The halcyon days ended when her husband decided to return to regroup the opposition. While she and the children remained in Boston, he flew to Manila, where he was shot as he descended the stairs from the plane. The government blamed a suspected communist rebel, but subsequent investigations pointed to a soldier who was escorting him from the plane on Aug. 21, 1983. Aquino heard of the assassination in a phone call from a Japanese journalist. She recalled gathering the children and, as a deeply religious woman, praying for strength. "During Ninoy's incarceration and before my presidency, I used to ask why it had always to be us to make the sacrifice," she said in a 2007 interview with The Philippine Star newspaper. "And then, when Ninoy died, I would say, 'Why does it have to be me now?' It seemed like we were always the sacrificial lamb." She returned to the Philippines three days later. One week after that, she led the largest funeral procession Manila had seen. Crowd estimates ranged as high as 2 million. With public opposition mounting against Marcos, he stunned the nation in November 1985 by calling a snap election in a bid to shore up his mandate. The opposition, including then Manila Archbishop Cardinal Jaime L. Sin, urged Aquino to run. After a fierce campaign, the vote was held on Feb. 7, 1986. The National Assembly declared Marcos the winner, but journalists, foreign observers and church leaders alleged massive fraud. With the result in dispute, a group of military officers mutinied against Marcos on Feb. 22 and holed up with a small force in a military camp in Manila. Over the following three days, hundreds of thousands of Filipinos responded to a call by the Roman Catholic Church to jam the broad highway in front of the camp to prevent an attack by Marcos forces. On the third day, against the advice of her security detail, Aquino appeared at the rally alongside the mutineers, led by Defense Minister Juan Ponce Enrile and Lt. Gen. Fidel Ramos, the military vice chief of staff and Marcos' cousin. From a makeshift platform, she declared: "For the first time in the history of the world, a civilian population has been called to defend the military." The military chiefs pledged their loyalty to Aquino and charged that Marcos had won the election by fraud. U.S. President Ronald Reagan, a longtime supporter of Marcos, called on him to resign. "Attempts to prolong the life of the present regime by violence are futile," the White House said. American officials offered to fly Marcos out of the Philippines. On Feb. 25, Marcos and his family went to the U.S.-run Clark Air Base outside Manila and flew to Hawaii, where he died three years later. The same day, Aquino was sworn in as the Philippines' first female leader. Over time, the euphoria fizzled as the public became impatient and Aquino more defensive as she struggled to navigate treacherous political waters and build alliances to push her agenda. "People used to compare me to the ideal president, but he doesn't exist and never existed. He has never lived," she said in the 2007 Philippine Star interview. The right attacked her for making overtures to communist rebels and the left, for protecting the interests of wealthy landowners. Aquino signed an agrarian reform bill that virtually exempted large plantations like her family's sugar plantation from being distributed to landless farmers. When farmers protested outside the Malacanang Presidential Palace on Jan. 22, 1987, troops opened fire, killing 13 and wounding 100. The bloodshed scuttled talks with communist rebels, who had galvanized opposition to Marcos but weren't satisfied with Aquino either. As recently as 2004, at least seven workers were killed in clashes with police and soldiers at the family's plantation, Hacienda Luisita, over its refusal to distribute its land. Aquino also attempted to negotiate with Muslim separatists in the southern Philippines, but made little progress. Behind the public image of the frail, vulnerable widow, Aquino was an iron-willed woman who dismissed criticism as the carping of jealous rivals. She knew she had to act tough to earn respect in the Philippines' macho culture. "When I am just with a few close friends, I tell them, 'OK, you don't like me? Look at the alternatives,' and that shuts them up," she told America's NBC television in a 1987 interview. Her term was punctuated by repeated coup attempts — most staged by the same clique of officers who had risen up against Marcos and felt they had been denied their fair share of power. The most serious attempt came in December 1989 when only a flyover by U.S. jets prevented mutinous troops from toppling her. Leery of damaging relations with the United States, Aquino tried in vain to block a historic Senate vote to force the U.S. out of its two major bases in the Philippines. In the end, the U.S. Air Force pulled out of Clark Air Base in 1991 after the eruption of Mount Pinatubo forced its evacuation and left it heavily damaged. The last American vessel left Subic Bay Naval Base in November 1992. After stepping down in 1992, Aquino remained active in social and political causes. Until diagnosed with colon cancer in March 2008, she joined rallies calling for the resignation of President Arroyo over allegations of vote-rigging and corruption. She kept her distance from another famous widow, flamboyant former first lady Imelda Marcos, who was allowed to return to the Philippines in 1991. Marcos has called Aquino a usurper and dictator, though she later led prayers for Aquino in July 2009 when the latter was hospitalized. The two never made peace.

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