Monday, August 24, 2009
Adding A Cory Dimension to My National Museum Tour
In a world of short memories, I wanted the life and example of President Corazon Aquino to linger a bit longer. In my regular National Museum tour, I’ve added insights to artifacts and aspects in the museum that explains the values imbibed by the woman we call Cory. The Museum’s American colonial architecture, embodying democratic details from ancient Greece, reveal Cory’s own democratic ideals. Our pre-historic burial jars, beautifully made, prove our long tradition of revering and remembering our ancestors, a steadfast Cory trait. Our ecclesiastical artifacts from wooden altars to devotional saints are keys to Cory’s bedrock faith. Our paintings and sculpture much depicting the suffering and travails of our countrymen are evidence of Cory’s empathy for the poor.
For a limited time, my tour shows Cory’s values originating and intertwined with the best of Filipino artifacts and works of art found in the National Museum. In her last interview, when asked what she thanked God the most for, she replied unhesitatingly, “I thank God for having made me a Filipino.” Come on my National Museum tour and you’ll see what Cory meant.
Young people are especially invited.
Tour Schedules: Aug 26, 29, Sept 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30, 2009
Adults: 800 pesos. Young people (18 years) 500 pesos. Group discounts available.
Reservations necessary. Call/text 0926 729 9029, 0917 419 5928 or
Tours begin promptly at 10:00 AM at the rear entrance of the Museum of the Filipino People (formerly Finance Building), Rizal Park, Manila.