• A tribute to the Aquino couple

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    At the ribbon cutting ceremony of ‘Memoirs of Ninoy and Tita Cory’ exhibit. (From left) Manila Bulletin’s Emil Yap III, Via Mare proprietress Glenda Barretto, Adamson University president Gregorio Bañaga, and former PCSO chairman Margie Juico. At the back are the three featured artists

    At the ribbon cutting ceremony of ‘Memoirs of Ninoy and Tita Cory’ exhibit. (From left) Manila Bulletin’s Emil Yap III, Via Mare proprietress Glenda Barretto, Adamson University president Gregorio Bañaga, and former PCSO chairman Margie Juico. At the back are the three featured artists

    Artist group exhibits works inspired by Ninoy and Cory known for their revolutionary movements in politics specifically during the martial law era, the late Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. and his wife, former President Corazon “Cory” Aquino have become inspirational figures in society.

    To commemorate the fifth death anniversary of the first woman president of the country, three artists of the Art Connect Artists’ Group staged the art exhibit, Memoirs of Ninoy and Tita Cory at the Adamson University Art Gallery on July 30.

    Artist Jeffrey Consumo, who became the painting mentor of the late president, featured 40 works in the exhibit, together with two colleagues, Cezar Zarbal and Nilo Comoda.

    While it has been five years since the loving and gentle Cory lost her battle to colon cancer on August 1, it was 30 years ago since Ninoy Aquino was assassinated on August 21, 1983.

    Consumo, who conducted regular painting classes with the lady president for two years beginning 1996, described the great lady to have a “sweet laugh,” inspiring him to title one of his paintings as such.

    Attendees at the event include art enthusiasts, business executives, and other personalities who remained close friends with the late President before her death.

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