The funeral for Corazon Aquino, the former President of the Philippines was held today. She died last week after her battle with cancer.
Salon recaps her role in history nicely:
"Her 1986 'people power' demonstration, which forced the corrupt Ferdinand Marcos to concede, has served as inspiration for peaceful resistance movements the world over. Reuters describes her as "a soft-spoken, unglamorous, motherly figure" who managed to topple a dictator 'without any bloodshed.'"