The whole nation celebrates today the martyrdom of Senator Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino. I am glad that it's a holiday! Lots of things need to be finished for my exhibit, "A Tribute to Cory Aquino" which opens on August 27, 2009 at the 2nd level of Ayala Center Cebu Mall.
Ninoy Aquino Day is held annually to commemmorate the assassination of Ninoy on August 21, 1983. His death marked the beginning of the end of the Marcos dictatorship. It was his martyrdom that led to the ouster of President Ferdinand Marcos and catapulted his wife Cory to become the first woman president.
The death of Cory Aquino on the first day of this month has aroused public interest on the Aquino couple. As people came to know the real Cory, they also found themselves rediscovering Ninoy.
The Ninoy stamps featured above were issued on different dates by the Philippine Postal Corporation. The latest Ninoy stamps were issued on November 27, 2008. The complete Ninoy Aquino stamp issues will be on display in Cebu Stamp Club, Incorporated's "Selyo At Kasaysayan 2009.. A Tribute to Cory Aquino" photo and stamp exhibit.