All Things oDesk
August 4, 2009 by Michael Levinson

As all of our Pinoy providers well know, former President of the Philippines Corazon "Cory" Aquino passed away last weekend at the age of 76. Cory was the wife of Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino, the opposition leader who was famously assassinated at the Manila airport in 1983, after which Cory, a self-proclaimed "plain housewife" with no previous political aspirations, was swept into power under the People Power Revolution.

I was lucky enough to meet Cory in 2006 at the Aquino Museum, and I thought I'd post this picture as my little tribute to Cory.

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I'm the big guy on the left, my lovely wife Amanda is second from the right, and my father-in-law (born in Bicol) is on the right. And front and center, gracious and full of optimism, wearing her trademark yellow, is President Cory.

Just thought I'd share!

Michael Levinson
Director of Products, oDesk

Michael Levinson

Vice President of Product Strategy

Michael Levinson is the Vice President of Product Strategy at oDesk, where he is responsible for overall product strategy and definition. He joined oDesk in 2006 and was instrumental in building oDesk's global billing and payment platform. He later became Director of Product, where he led day-to-day product management. Prior to oDesk, Michael was a management consultant in technology, healthcare, and the public sector, starting… read more

  • http://odeskmommy.wordpress.com/ Verena de los Reyes

    Salamat Michael,

    For sharing this wonderful article about Philippines' very first female President (also Asia's first female President).....Indeed, you are very lucky to have met her in person,..a lot of us Filipinos only saw her on TV...

    Verena
    (http://odeskmommy.wordpress.com/2009/08/01/a-life-well-lived/)

  • sonny

    Thank you for this tribute of yours to our dear Pres. Cory. We will miss her so much.

  • http://jomanette.wordpress.com cherleen

    You are lucky to meet in person one of the world's great leaders. As we Filipinos mourn on her loss, we also remember her triumphs that are also Filipinos' triumphs.