Corazon Aquino was a Filipina politician who served as the 11th President of the Philippines and the first woman to hold that office.
The first female president in Asia, Aquino was the most prominent figure of the 1986 People Power Revolution, which toppled the 21-year authoritarian rule of President Ferdinand E. Marcos and restored democracy to the Philippines.
She was named Time magazine’s “Woman of the Year” in 1986. Prior to this, she had not held any other elective office. She is the leader of the world’s most successful non-violent revolution for democracy against a dictatorial regime.