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Sunday, August 7, 2011

Tita Cory Aquino's sister Dr. Josephine Reyes passed away last July 26!

Photo credit: FEU Alumni
Manila, Philippines, Our beloved chairperson of the FEU-NRMF Institute of Medicine, the eldest aunt of President Benigno Aquino III and the sister of late President Corazon C Aquino, collapsed this morning while delivering a eulogy for her oldest brother, Don Pedro Cojuangco.

(Don Pedro, the board chairman and president of the Hacienda Luisita sugar estate in Tarlac and a former president of First United Bank, now United Coconut Planters Bank, died last Wednesday of a heart attack.)

Dr Reyes was rushed to the St. Luke's Medical Center in Global City but died on the way. She was the seventh president of the Far Eastern University from 1985 to 1989 and an earlier dean of the FEU Institute of Arts and Sciences. She received a bachelor of arts degree from the Marymount College of New York, master in education from the Columbia University New York City, and a doctorate in education at FEU.

She was the widow of Dr Nicanor Reyes Jr who was also an FEU president from 1968 to 1985. She was the daughter of the late Jose C Cojuangco of Tarlac and Demetria Sumulong of Antipolo, Rizal.

She is the second of six siblings of Pedro, Teresita C Lopa, former President Corazon C Aquino, Jose Jr and Ma Paz C Teopaco. She has served as board member, director and vice president of the Central Azucarera de Tarlac and the president of the Luisita Realty Corporation Her memorial ceremonies will be held on Saturday. Eternal rest unto her and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in eternal peace with the Lord. It is a sad day for all of us.

Courtesy: Far Eastern University Newsletter

Rest In Peace and God Bless!