This is the painting that greets visitors at Club Filipino, an exclusive social hall and recreational venue in Greenhills, San Juan. Pronounced "Kloob" Filipino, Club Filipino traces its roots all the way back in 1898 when it was founded as an elite Filipino country gentlemen's organization. Over the years it has a developed a reputation as a meeting ground for progressive political figures. The painting here depicts the inauguration of President Corazon Aquino, who is known worldwide as a leader of the People Power Revolution against the Marcos dictatorship. She was inaugurated at Club Filipino in 1986.
The elections were held just recently and from the looks of it, another Aquino is going to be the President of the Republic of the Philippines. Corazon Aquino's son, Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III ran for President. Guess where he announced his candidacy? Right here at Club Filipino. I guess history does repeat itself.