Who was the first woman president of the Philippines?

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Who was the first woman president of the Philippines?

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 13:59

Who was President Cory Aquino?
Sino ang unang babaeng pangulo ng Pilipinas?

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Corazon Cojuangco Aquino or

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 14:01

Corazon Cojuangco Aquino or Cory (1986-1992) was the first woman president of the Philippines. A military-backed people power uprising installed her as the 11th president. She ordered the drafting of the 1987 Constitution, which restored the presidential system of government with a bicameral legislature composed of the Senate and the House of Representatives and an independent judiciary headed by the Supreme Court chief justice.

To avoid a replication of Marcos' excesses, the Constitution limited the president's stay in office to one six-year term. Although the economy was revived in the first year of the Aquino administration, the series of failed coup attempts against her presidency created a perception of political instability, discouraging foreign investments. Her term ended in a dark period literally, because of the 1992 power crisis. Aquino chose her defense secretary General Fidel Ramos as her preferred successor.