Friday, August 21, 2009

Yellow Day !

Today is the 26th Death Anniversary of former Senator Benigno Aquino Jr. And aside from commemorating his heroism, today the nation continues paying its tribute to the former senator's late wife, former President Corazon Aquino who passed away on the first day of this month.

This nation owes its democracy to these two people.

When the senator was assassinated while fighting for democracy, his death triggered the anger of the whole country against the tyranny of the leadership of the late President Ferdinand Marcos. His death inspired people to fight the Marcos regime.

Corazon Aquino took on to the streets to fight for justice for her husband and when the people clamored the she runs for presidency when the snap election was called on February 7, 1986 , she rose to the challenged and became not only the first woman president of the Philippines but also the first woman president of Asia.

In one of the documentaries I watched about Cory, I have learned that Cory was just part of the committee selecting the candidates to represent the opposition to fight Marcos. Don Chino Roces initiated the one million signature campaign to convince Cory to run. My father said, he and my mother were one of those who signed that signature campaign. When I heard that I'm so happy that my parents were politically involved during that time.

Because yellow was the signature color of Cory, Filipinos are asked to wear yellow shirts or yellow ribbons to give honor to two of the most important people in Philippine History.

I'll definitely be wearing my favorite yellow shirt today!


yen said...

helo, heard it from the news

Vlad said...

My wife and I wore yellow shirt last Friday in commemoration of death of Ninoy.

This is one way of showing our respect to Ninoy

Meryl (proud pinay) said...

how's your yello day sis?
by the way, have a great week ahead.

Meryl (proud pinay) said...

droppin by sis. ^_^

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