Her Memoirs from the Years of Trials, Tragedy and Transformation (1972-1986)
For over two decades, Rapa Lopa had in his possession never-before-seen video interviews of his aunt, the late President Corazon C. Aquino, where she recounted, in vivid detail, the life-changing events of her family from the 1972 declaration of martial law until her assumption to the presidency following the 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution.
These rare and private interviews, filmed at her office in the Cojuangco building in 1996, were meant to assist the Philippine democracy icon in writing her autobiography, which remained unfinished when she passed away in 2009.
Twenty-three years later, upon the prodding of her spiritual adviser Fr. Catalino Arevalo, S.J., Lopa decided to resurrect the tapes and transcriptions and compile an edited selection of her stories into a book.
The result of these collected remembrances is To Love Another Day, the unpublished memoirs of Cory Aquino from the most pivotal and transformative chapter of her life, narrated in her candid, unadorned, yet evocative, prose.
It is the powerful and compelling tale of a woman who found herself catapulted into the eye of the country’s political storm and how she weathered the challenges that fate had thrust upon her.
COMPILED & EDITED BY: Rapa Lopa with Rhona Lopa-Macasaet and Paolo R. Reyes
AUTHORS: Samantha Chiu, Amiel Deuna, Patricia Narvasa, Red Nadela, Jan Ong, Katarina
PUBLISHER: Chamber Shell Publishing
DATE PUBLISHED: 2019