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Ninoy AquinoBenigno “Ninoy” Aquino, Jr. Today we are celebrating the anniversary of his assassination. I hadn’t been born when he was gunned down at the Manila International Airport, nor had I been born on or before the peaceful revolution three years after. I’m afraid whatever material or stories I have and will continue to absorb now will have already been heavily romanticized. Though some say he was part of a political dynasty from the ruling landlord class, advocating just a moderate revolution through peaceful means to overthrow a dictator, what he espoused was a revolution nonetheless–in a time of injustice and repression. Let us remember that, too.

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