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NINOY AQUINO: A Courageous Homecoming

Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. was a Filipino senator who became the most powerful political opposition leader against Ferdinand Marcos.

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Written By

Lara Saguisag

Illustrated By

Quix P. Maiquez

Synopsis

Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. was a Filipino senator who became the most powerful political opposition leader against Ferdinand Marcos. He was arrested in 1973 on falsified charges of weapons possession and conspiracy against the government and spent seven years in prison. He and his wife Corazon Aquino were exiled to the United States in 1980 in order for Benigno to receive medical treatment following a heart attack. In 1983, Ninoy returned to the Philippines in an eort to negotiate peace with Marcos and was assassinated on the tarmac upon arrival. An estimated two million Filipinos walked in his funeral procession and thousands visited his widow in what became a highly public act of protest. 

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10

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10 x 8 x 0.05

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Soft Cover

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