The Senate and the House of Congress passed resolutions to honor former President Corazon Aquino who passed away after a long battle against colon cancer last Saturday, August 1, 2009.

  • Resolution No. 28 - a joint resolution passed by Liberal President Senator Mar Roxas declaring January 25, the date of birth of former President Corazon Aquino, as "Cory Aquino Day." This Roxas resolution would still go through a public hearing by a committee.
  • The House also adopted Joint Resolution 40, filed by members of the Liberal Party, which seeks to declare January 25 "Cory Aquino Day" in recognition of her contribution to the restoration of democracy. All House members were made co-authors of the measure.
  • The Senate approved Monday Resolution of Both Houses No. 1 filed by Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri, ‘’bestowing the highest congressional honor to former President Corazon C. Aquino for her democratic legacy, sterling public service and unparalleled contribution to Philippine history.’’
  • House Resolution 1299, sponsored by all House members led by Speaker Prospero Nograles. The measure hailed Mrs. Aquino as a "global icon of democracy for strengthening democracy and the rule of law in the Philippines."
  • Congressmen likewise adopted Nograles' House Resolution No. 1300, which extends the House's condolences to the Aquino family. Another resolution by Palawan Rep. Abraham Mitra which also commends Mrs. Aquino for her role in restoring democracy and extends condolences to her family was also approved.