Maria Corazon Sumulong "Cory" Cojuangco Aquino is a Filipina politician who served as the 11th President of the Philippines, the first woman to hold that office, and the first female president in Asia. Aquino was the most prominent figure of the 1986 People Power Revolution, which toppled the 20-year authoritarian rule of President Ferdinand Marcos and restored democracy to the Philippines. She was named Time magazine's "Woman of the Year" in 1986.
Aquino oversaw the promulgation of the 1987 Constitution, which limited the powers of the Presidency and re-established the bicameral Congress. Her administration gave strong emphasis and concern for civil liberties and human rights, and on peace talks to resolve the ongoing Communist insurgency and Islamist secession movements. Her economic policies centered on restoring economic health and confidence and focused on creating a market-oriented and socially responsible economy.
In 1996, Cory took an active interest in painting under the tutelage of artist Jeffrey Consumo. Next to prayer, painting became a favored mode of keeping her mind active and her sense of humanity intact. Although she has participated in a joint exhibit with friends and has sold some of her works to raise funds for her advocacies, she does not profess to be a professional painter. She likes to paint flowers and women, usually in oil or acrylic on canvas.
On March 24, 2008, Aquino's family announced that Corazón had been diagnosed with colorectal cancer. By July 2009, Aquino was reported to be in very serious condition, suffering from loss of appetite, and was confined to the Makati Medical Center. On August 1, 2009, the 76-year-old Aquino died peacefully at the Makati Medical Center at 3:18 a.m., of cardio respiratory arrest.
- Stamp 1 - Enchanting Blossoms owned by METROBANK George TY
- Stamp 2 - Over flowing with good wishes owned by Miguel Belmonte
- Stamp 3 - Blooms of Unity owned by Lilia B. De Lima
- Stamp 4 - Fifth Painting owned by METROBANK George Ty
- Souvenir sheet - Rosary and Roses Series owned by Manny V. Pangilinan