August 1 this year marked the 5th anniversary of the death of former Philippine President Corazon Aquino. And in the Philippines, we commemorate not only birthdays, but also death anniversaries as well. I don’t know, but it’s a Pinoy thing. Thus this year, an exhibit sponsored by the national daily the Philippine Star and its sister publication PeopleAsia Magazine put up a special exhibit on the former president at the Glorietta Activity Center.
Entitled “History and Her Story”, the exhibit gave one a glimpse of the life of the former president told in words and photos, that is if one is not that familiar about her yet.
One would not miss the exhibit with all the yellow banners screaming, “Cory! Cory! Cory!” Not to mention as well the giant screen playing some of her speeches in video.
One of the highlights of this exhibit is her account of the 1986 People Power Revolution, a document she originally gave to her godson, the Philippine Star President Miguel Belmonte.
Other pieces of memorabilia on display are her clothes, especially the yellow gowns that she wore when she was alive.
Also on display here is a little known aspect about her. Cory was actually a good artist and some of her works are on display as well, mostly dealing with nature.
This exhibit ran from August 1 and will last until today, August 10.
Acknowledgements as well to the Philippine Star