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2014, August 1.  Cory Aquino Paintings - Fifth Death Anniversary

Litho Offset with Floral Scented Ink, Amstar Company, Inc.,  Perf 14

Se-tenant Blocks of Four, Miniature Sheets of 8;  Souvenir Sheets of One



Se-tenant Blocks of Four    (50,000) 

25p  Enchanting Blossoms (Owner:  George Ty of Metrobank)

25p  Overflowing with Good Wishes  (Owner:  Miguel Belmonte)

25p  Blooms of Unity  (Owner:  Lilia B. De Lima)

25p  Fifth Painting  (Owner:  George Ty of Metrobank)


Miniature Sheets of 8    (25,000)


Souvenir Sheets of One    (7,000)

100p  Rosary and Roses Series  (Owner:  Manny V. Panganiban)


Layout Artist:  Jose Antonio A. Jayme


First Day Covers:  Manila



Phlpost Official FDC Envelopes



Privately Issued


PAINTINGS BY PRESIDENT CORY AQUINO - Fifth Anniversary of Her Death Anniversary

Maria Corazon Sumulong "Cory" Cojuangco Aquino (January 25, 1933 – August 1, 2009) a Filipina politician who served as the 11th President of the Philippines, the first woman to hold that office, and the first female president in Asia. Aquino was the most prominent figure of the 1986 People Power Revolution, which toppled the 20-year authoritarian rule of President Ferdinand Marcos and restored democracy to the Philippines. She was named Time magazine's "Woman of the Year" in 1986.

She was born on January 25, 1933, in the province Paniqui Tarlac to Jose Cojuangco, Sr and Demetria Sumulong. Her siblings were Pedro, Josephine, Teresita, Jose, Jr. and Maria Paz. She attended school in Manila until the age of 13, and then finished her education in the United States, first in Philadelphia and later in New York City. She graduated from the College of Mount St. Vincent in New York in 1953, with a bachelor's degree in both French and mathematics. When she return in the Philippines, she enrolled in a law school in Manila where she met Benigno Aquino, Jr., son of the late Speaker Benigno S.Aquino, Sr. and a grandson of General Servillano Aquino. They married in 1954, and have five children- one son and four daughters.

A self-proclaimed "plain housewife", she was married to Senator Benigno Aquino, Jr., the number one critic of President Marcos. She emerged as leader of the opposition after her husband was assassinated on August 21, 1983 upon returning to the Philippines from exile in the United States. In late 1985, Marcos called for snap elections, and Aquino ran for president with former senator Salvador Laurel as her Vice-President. After the elections were held on February 7, 1986, the Batasang Pambansa proclaimed Marcos and his running mate, Arturo Tolentino, as the winners amidst allegations of electoral fraud, with Aquino calling for massive civil disobedience actions. Defections from the Armed Forces and the support of the local Catholic Church led to the People Power Revolution that ousted Marcos and secured Aquino's accession on February 25, 1986.

Aquino oversaw the promulgation of the 1987 Constitution, which limited the powers of the Presidency and re-established the bicameral Congress. Her administration gave strong emphasis and concern for civil liberties and human rights, and on peace talks to resolve the ongoing Communist insurgency and Islamist secession movements. Her economic policies centered on restoring economic health and confidence and focused on creating a market-oriented and socially responsible economy. Aquino faced several coup attempts against her government and various natural calamities until the end of her term in 1992.

In 1996, Cory took an active interest in painting under the tutelage of artist Jeffrey Consumo. Next to prayer, painting became a favored mode of keeping her mind active and her sense of humanity intact. Although she has participated in a joint exhibit with friends and has sold some of her works to raise funds for her advocacies, she does not profess to be a professional painter. She likes to paint flowers and women, usually in oil or acrylic on canvas. She was succeeded as President by Fidel V. Ramos, and returned to civilian life while remaining public about her opinions on political issues.

On March 24, 2008, Aquino's family announced that Corazón had been diagnosed with colorectal cancer. Upon her being earlier informed by her doctors that she had only three months to live, she pursued medical treatment and chemotherapy. A series of healing masses for the devout Catholic former president were held throughout the country. In a public statement made on May 13, 2008, during a healing mass for her, Aquino said that her blood tests indicated that she was responding well to the medical treatment being administered to her. Aquino's hair and appetite loss were apparent. By July 2009, Aquino was reported to be in very serious condition, suffering from loss of appetite, and was confined to the Makati Medical Center. Later on, it was announced that Aquino and her family had decided to cease chemotherapy and other medical interventions for her. On August 1, 2009, the 76-year-old Aquino died peacefully at the Makati Medical Center at 3:18 a.m., of cardio respiratory arrest.





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