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.
It is rare that you can get to have a glimpse of history in a place as busy, commercial, and modern as a shopping mall. So I must commend SM Supermalls and the Metropolitan Museum of Manila for making such a thing possible as an effort to enlighten and hopefully educate mall-goers about Manila.