You may be wondering about the title. It is a poem written by the late Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino for his wife former Pres. Corazon “Cory” Aquino who passed away yesterday, August 1, 2009 from a Colon Cancer. In my own little way I want to give tribute to the first woman President of the Republic of Philippines.
The poem is about the love of Ninoy for Cory in three stages. The first time was when she was young, the second time was when she bore their first child and the third one was when he was in prison and Cory became the soul of their strength.
It was 1973 when Senator Ninoy was incarcerated at Fort Bonifacio and it was their 19th wedding anniversary. From his prison cell, Senator Ninoy Aquino wrote a beautiful loving tribute to Cory. That he has fallen in love with the same woman three times. Ninoy was assassinated in 1983 at the formerly known Manila International Airport (MIA) Tarmac and that same airport was renamed Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).
Then in 1987 the Ninoy Aquino movement headed at that time by Cecile Guidote-Alvarez commissioned Jose Mari Chan if he could set the poem to music.
“I Have Fallen In Love With Same The Woman Thrice” is the final title of the poem after it was turned into a song.
Lyrics and a music video after the jump.