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Benigno Aquino, Jr
Birth: Nov. 27, 1932
Death: Aug. 21, 1983

Political figure. He was a leading opposition opponent in the Philippines during the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos. When martial law was declared in 1972, Benigno Aquino Jr. was imprisoned on subversion charges and sentenced to death which was later commuted. He was allowed to leave the country to seek medical treatment in the United States. Upon his return home, while leaving the plane at Manila International Airport, he was gunned down by a lone assassin. Although one of Ninoy's soldier/bodyguards did the shooting, theories of a conspiracy remain involving the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos. After a mass at St. Domingo Church, an eleven hour funeral march ensued through twenty five miles of Manila streets with an estimated two million people participating or lining the route of the cortege to the cemetery. The event thrust his widow Cory into becoming head of the opposition coalition against Marcos. she in 1986 became president when after a disputed election, Marcos fled the country. Benigno S. Aquino never lived to lead the Philippine nation but has been honored in the renaming of Manila International Airport to Ninoy Aquino International and his image appears on a 500-peso note. A gold coin was issued to commemorate the 20th anniversary of his death. (bio by: Donald Greyfield (inactive)) 
 
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  Corazon C. Aquino (1933 - 2009)
 
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Manila Memorial Park
Manila
Metro Manila
National Capital, Philippines
 
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Originally Created by: Donald Greyfield (inacti...
Record added: Jan 11, 2004
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