Today in Philippine History (Philatelic Edition):
JUNE 21, 2005
Jaime Lachica Cardinal Sin (August 31, 1928 – June 21, 2005), the charismatic Archbishop of Manila died at the age of 76 due to renal failure.
The government through Presidential Proclamation No. 863 gave him a state funeral and a period of national mourning with thousands attending his funeral. Cardinal Sin was instrumental in toppling Pres. Ferdinand Marcos’ regime through People Power 1 in 1986 that installed Cory Aquino as president.
Again in 2001, he intervened that led to the ouster of Pres. Joseph Estrada and made Gloria Arroyo president.
(Design, concept, stamps and research: Richard Allan Uy)
Photo credit: http://manilacathedral.org/