MANILA - The family of the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos joined Filipinos around the world in mourning the death of former President Corazon Cojuangco Aquino. "Ang buong pamilyang Marcos ay nakikiisa sa pagluluksa ng sambayanang Pilipino sa pagpanaw ni dating Pangulong Corazon Aquino (The Marcos family joins Filipinos in mourning former President Corazon Aquino's death)," Ilocos Norte Rep. Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr said in a statement. Marcos said his family knows the pain the Aquino family is going through with the death of the "People Power" icon. "Muli, ang aming pakikiramay at pakikiisa sa pamilyang Aquino (Again, our condolences and support for the Aquino family)," the congressman said.
In a separate statement, former First Lady Imelda Marcos asked Filipinos to "unite and pray for Cory."
Corazon Aquino was propelled into the presidency after the 1986 people's revolt that toppled the Marcos dictatorship. Aquino restored democracy in the Philippines and a new Constitution with democratic safeguards was adopted. The former president died 3:18 a.m. Saturday died due to complications from colon cancer. She was 76.