55th wedding anniversary of Corazon Aquino and Ninoy Aquino

October 11, 2009 marked the 55th wedding anniversary of the late President Corazon Cojuangco Aquino and Senator Benigno Aquino Jr.

Photo taken from  the book : Ninoy Ideas  & Ideologies  page 9 : copyright 1993

The couple were married on October 11, 1954 on a simple ceremony.

Kris was emotional after Christian Bautista sang the song.

“I don’t think my dad could have become the man he became and the hero for all of us if he didn’t have a wife like my mom. And… my mom would never have become the symbol of democracy for our country kung hindi siya naging asawa ni Ninoy Aquino,” Kris said.

Photo taken  from the book : Ninoy Ideas  & Ideologies , page 8 : copyright 1993

“Finally, they’d be together in their wedding anniversary,” Kris added. “No matter how much we missed our parents, knowing that they’re together now, gives us some measure of comfort.”

Quezon City 70th founding anniversary

Quezon Memorial Circle

In the aftermath of the devastation by the recent typhoons not only to Quezon City but to the entire National Capital Region and nearby provinces, major events lined up for Quezon City’s 70th Foundation Year Anniversary this October are rescheduled. Read more for the new schedule or contact the Secretariat at 444-7272 local 1116 or 701-4365 for more information.

Quezon Cityhall building with murals

On October 12, the following activities are lined up in celebration of Quezon City’s 70th Founding Anniversary:

Quezon City officials led by Mayor Sonny Belmonte, Vice- Mayor Herbert Bautista and Postmaster General Mr. Hector Villanueva led the unveiling ceremonies

4 commemorative Quezon City stamps depicted  -Manuel L. Quezon and Quezon Memorial Circle, Quezon Cityhall, Araneta Coliseum , East Wood in Libis a new technology and business development outsourcing area.

Postmaster General Mr. Hector Villanueva and Quezon City Mayor Honorable Sonny Belmonte

Morning

  1. Flag Raising Ceremony at QC Hall grounds
  2. Mayor’s speech on the 70th Anniversary celebration
  3. Unveiling of the Bonifacio and Rizal monuments at the Quezon City Hall compound
  4. Unveiling and first release of QC@70 commemorative stamps (Legislative Wing Atrium, ground floor)
  5. Blessing of twin tower buildings

Afternoon

  1. Games and activities for barangays (open to all, including QC employees) at QMC
  2. Concert night at QMC, with live band
  3. Fireworks display

Complementary Activities

  1. Sale ng Bayan at all QC malls (up to 70% off)

Henry Chua – featured collector

Mr. Henry  Chua was an officer of the Filipinas Stamp Collectors’ Club from 2002 to 2004. He started collecting stamps at an early age , He used to manage a  bookstore in the province of Pampanga.

picture courtesy of : Mr. Henry Chua

He was one time an associate editor  from 1994 to 2004 of Peoples’ Journal Group of company  ( People’s Tonight) – a popular national tabloid  written in  English .

Old photograph – Rizal’s execution

Personal collections included books, old photographs,music, old movies, first day covers, Philippine stamps , Japanese stamps, Thailand stamps, United Kingdom, Australia, Hongkong, Taiwan, China , United States , popular  Japanese anime characters like Doreamon, Conan, Astroboy, Gundam, Hello Kitty among others.

stamp albums in a book shelve

He is also an active blogger , according to him ” It is like in the field of journalism ” you need to be updated with a lot of things. His blog site was nominated at one time as “Best  personal blog site”  !!!.

collection of stamps, Marilyn Monroe, painting  framed and hung on one side of his room

His wife’s  hobby included caring for over half a dozen Rugrats cats- this breed is almost similar with Persian cats with shorter hair. 2 large aquarium with different colored cichlids , a bengal cat  and  chow-chow dogs…

If these were not enough, their garden boast of several  Vanda Miss Joaquim orchid, Aglaonema and Euphorbias .

Interested persons who wanted to trade or buy stamps are required to have an appointment with Mr. Chua in Quezon City

For those who are interested in his blog and wanted to trade.

http://www.pogiforlife.com/